2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
November 20, 2019 CET: 21:00
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Records

6-2 Regular Season 2-6
6-2 Overall 2-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

FC Barcelona hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in a clash between two EuroLeague powers looking to turn things around. Barcelona started the season in fantastic fashion but has dropped two of its last three games. However, Barca comes off a three-game road trip and will play its next three games at home. Barca is 2-0 at home. Fenerbahce is off to its worst start of the Coach Zeljko Obradovic era and is 0-5 on the road.

Marquee matchup

Barcelona's Nikola Mirotic and Fenerbahce's Derrick Williams are the models of the modern power forward; they are big, strong and athletic players who can bang in the paint and light up the nets from downtown. While Mirotic (19.1 ppg., 5.8 rpg.) is Barcelona's go-to scorer, Williams (11.5 ppg., 4.8 rpg.) is Fenerbahce's No. 2 option, but both have the ability to take a game over by themselves. If either of these players gets the other in foul trouble, it could have a big impact on this game.

Fenerbahce control

Fenerbahce has won seven consecutive games against Barcelona ging back to 2014. However, three of those wins came by one shot and two more by 4 and 6 points. Barcelona's last victory over Fenerbahce was 78-80 in November 2014 in Istanbul. Centers Ante Tomic of Barcelona and Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce are the only players who appeared in that game and remain with the teams today.

Milestones for Vesely

A big game for Jan Vesely could see the reigning EuroLeague MVP climb a few rungs in the EuroLeague all-time standings. He ranks seventh all-time with 417 offensive rebounds and with 4 this week would reach Kerem Gonlum for sixth place. Vesely is ranked 12th all-time with 142 career blocks, which is 2 behind Robertas Javtokas for 11th place. In rebounding, he is 14th in competition history with 1,035 boards. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is 13th with 1,037.

Keys to victory: Barcelona

It's a tribute to the Barcelona defense that its opponents have tried the most three-pointers in the league (29.6 per game), but have shot only 33.8% from downtown. If Barca can use its strong perimeter defense, led by former EuroLeague Best Defender Adam Hanga, to slow down Nando De Colo and co., it will boost the team's chances to keep its perfect home record intact.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce must rebound better to have a good chance to win in Barcelona. Fener is last in rebounding (28.9 rpg.) and second-to-last in offensive rebounds (9.0). Barcelona is second in rebounds (37.5 rpg.) and its 26.0 defensive rebounds per game ignite its dangerous transition game. If Fenerbahce's bigs - including Derrick Williams, Jan Vesely and Joffrey Lauvergne - can deny Barcelona on the offensive glass and generate a few more fastbreak baskets, it will be in a better position to win its first road game.

Monday, November 18, 2019
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FC Barcelona
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DAVIES, BRANDON C 2.08 28
3 PANGOS, KEVIN G 1.86 26
5 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 32
8 HANGA, ADAM F 2.00 30
10 SMITS, ROLANDS F 2.07 24
14 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM C 2.18 27
17 BADJI, IBOU C 2.13 17
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE C 2.08 27
19 MARCOS, JUANI G 1.85 19
21 ABRINES, ALEX F 1.98 26
22 HIGGINS, CORY G 1.95 30
23 DELANEY, MALCOLM G 1.91 30
24 KURIC, KYLE F 1.93 30
30 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.08 31
31 BOLMARO, LEANDRO G 1.98 19
32 MARTINEZ, SERGI F 2.02 20
33 MIROTIC, NIKOLA F 2.08 28
44 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 32
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
8 SANCAKLI, EKREM G 1.94 18
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 27
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 28
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 18
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 32
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 26
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 36
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 26
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 31
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 28
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 32

Player Stats

Mirotic, N. / 19.1 Higgins, C. / 12.9 Kuric, K. / 9.8
De Colo, N. / 20.9 Williams, D. / 11.5 Sloukas, K. / 8.8
Mirotic, N. / 5.8
Williams, D. / 4.8
Delaney, M. / 4.7 Hanga, A. / 3.3 Davies, B. / 2.8
Sloukas, K. / 4.9 De Colo, N. / 2.6
Mirotic, N. / 1.4 Kuric, K. / 1.0 Claver, V. / 1.0
Williams, D. / 1.4 Vesely, J. / 1.0
Davies, B. / 0.9
2PT
Tomic, A. / 62.2 % Mirotic, N. / 59.7 % Kuric, K. / 50.0 %
De Colo, N. / 63.2 % Williams, D. / 58.1 % Vesely, J. / 55.6 %
3PT
Higgins, C. / 60.0 % Kuric, K. / 44.4 % Claver, V. / 41.7 %
Mahmutoglu, M. / 52.6 % De Colo, N. / 50.0 % Sloukas, K. / 36.8 %
FT
Mirotic, N. / 86.1 %
PIR
Mirotic, N. / 19.1 Higgins, C. / 12.1 Davies, B. / 10.1
De Colo, N. / 22.0 Williams, D. / 12.4 Sloukas, K. / 10.4

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.4 Points 73.1
37.5 Rebounds 28.9
11.5 O. Rebounds 9.0
26.0 D. Rebounds 19.9
18.0 Assists 16.0
7.1 Steals 5.5
2.0 Blocks 1.8
51.6 % 2PT 48.4 %
39.4 % 3PT 37.5 %
78.2 % FT 73.8 %
93.8 PIR 72.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.0 Points 79.0
32.9 Rebounds 34.8
10.1 O. Rebounds 10.9
22.8 D. Rebounds 23.9
17.1 Assists 17.6
7.8 Steals 6.3
2.5 Blocks 2.9
49.4 % 2PT 52.8 %
33.8 % 3PT 41.4 %
82.1 % FT 75.3 %
80.6 PIR 90.8
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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona

· Barcelona holds a 16-10 advantage in games against Fenerbahce, but Fener has won the last seven.

· The last time it hosted Barcelona, Fenerbahce tied its EuroLeague club record with 17 three-pointers in an 88-82 win; Kostas Sloukas was a perfect 5 for 5 from long distance.

· Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu and Barcelona point guard Thomas Heurtel were teammates at Anadolu Efes Istanbul during the 2015-16 season.

· Fenerbahce's Joffrey Lauvergne and Nado De Colo and Barcelona's Thomas Heurtel have been teammates on the French national team. The three of them won gold medals at EuroBasket 2013 together. Lauvergne and Heurtel captured bronze medals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

· Nando De Colo of Fenerbahce and Victor Claver of Barcelona were teammates for three seasons from 2009 until 2012 at Valencia Basket. They won the 2010 EuroCup and in the 2010-2011 season made their respective EuroLeague debuts together.

· De Colo made his EuroLeague debut under current Barcelona head coach Svetislav Pesic at Valencia Basket during the 2010-11 season. They reached the 2011 EuroLeague Playoffs.

· Lauvergne was briefly a teammate of Barcelona's Pau Ribas at Valencia Basket during the 2012-13 season.

· Leo Westermann signed with Barcelona in the summer of 2014 but never played a game for the Spanish powerhouse as he was immediately loaned to Limoges CSP.

· Westermann has been a teammate of Barcelona's Thomas Heurtel on the French national team.

· Victor Claver set his career-high with 21 points and posted his career-high in performance index rating with 24 playing for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against Fenerbahce in January 2016. He has tied that index rating three more times since then.

· Claver pulled down a career-best 12 total rebounds, including a career-high 7 offensive boards, playing for Lokomotiv against Fenerbahce in March 2016.

· Barcelona guard Kevin Pangos had a career-high 22 points playing for Zalgiris Kaunas against Fenerbahce in December of last season.

· De Colo matched his career-highs with 11 assists and 4 steals playing for CSKA Moscow against Barcelona in December 2017.

· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas matched his career-high with 11 assists against Barcelona in an 88-82 win in March 2019.

· Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome posted a career-high 10 rebounds playing for Lottomatica Roma against Barcelona in February 2011.

· Fenerbahce center Jan Vesely posted a career-high 15 rebounds, which he has matched since, including a career-best 13 defensive boards playing for Partizan Belgrade against Barcelona in February 2010.

· Vladimir Stimac matched his career-high with 22 points and set his career-best with a PIR of 29 playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Barcelona in November 2017.

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FC Barcelona Lassa

Roster
Thomas Heurtel is sidelined with a knee injury.
Kevin Pangos has been sidelined since the start of the season with a toe injury.
Pau Ribas has made his first appearance this season in Round 8.

Streaks
Cory Higgins has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight and 20 of his last 21 appearances.
Nikola Mirotic has scored in double figures in each of his last 11 EuroLeague games.
Mirotic has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 games.
Mirotic has collected at least 1 steal in six of his last seven games.
Kyle Kuric has collected at least 1 steal in five straight games.

Rankings
Nikola Mirotic is tied for fifth this season with 19.1 points per game.
Cory Higgins is ranked second in three-point accuracy this season at 60.0%.

Records/Milestones
Ante Tomic ranks fourth all-time with 1,466 rebounds. Ioannis Bourousis is third with 1,603.
Tomic ranks fourth all-time with 496 offensive rebounds. Zalgiris big man Paulius Jankunas is third with 502 and counting.
Tomic ranks fourth all-time with 970 defensive rebounds.
Tomic is the competition's all-time leader in two-point baskets with 1,092.
Ante Tomic ranks 10th all-time with 149 blocks.
Tomic ranks 10th all-time with 2,674 points scored. Marcus Brown is ninth with 2,739.
Tomic ranks sixth all-time with 3,576 index rating points.
Thomas Heurtel ranks third all-time in assists with 1,173. Dimitris Diamantidis is second with 1,255.
Cory Higgins ranks sixth all-time - and first among active players - in three-point shooting accuracy at 48.3%.
Higgins needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Nikola Mirotic needs 20 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Berkay Candan is set to make his EuroLeague debut.
Nando De Colo missed the Round 8 game with an injury.

Streaks
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 11 straight games.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
De Colo has made 14 consecutive free throws.
Ali Muhammed has made 14 consecutive free throws.
Derrick Williams has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight games.
Williams has collected at least 1 steal in eight of his last nine games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo is second this season in average PIR with 22.0 per game.
De Colo ranks second in scoring this season with 20.9 points per game.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 417 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely ranks ninth all-time with 829 two-pointers made. AX Armani Exchange Milan's Luis Scola is eighth with 844 and counting.
Vesely is ranked 12th all-time with 142 career blocks. Robertas Javtokas ranks 11th with 144.
Vesely ranks 14th all-time with 1,035 rebounds. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is 13th with 1,037.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free throw accuracy at 93.9%. Luigi Datome ranks seventh at 90.8%.
De Colo is ranked seventh all-time with 2,833 points. Real Madrid's Sergio Llull is sixth with 2,924 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 709 free throws made.
De Colo ranks ninth all-time with 3,177 index rating points. Georgios Printezis is eighth with 3,187.
De Colo needs 2 more steals to reach 200 for his career.
De Colo needs 4 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu is in eighth place all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.1%.
Kostas Sloukas ranks 12th all-time with 808 assists. Juan Carlos Navarro is 11th with 834 career assists.
Nikola Kalinic needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
16 - 10
FC Barcelona Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Barcelona
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 8-5
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 8-5
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. FC Barcelona: 5-8
Away record vs. FC Barcelona: 5-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 15 March 2019 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 88 - 82 FC Barcelona Lassa
2018-19 30 November 2018 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 65 - 84 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2017-18 26 January 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 86 - 82 FC Barcelona Lassa
2017-18 08 December 2017 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 68 - 83 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 06 April 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 68 - 65 FC Barcelona Lassa
2016-17 21 October 2016 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 72 - 73 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 11 December 2014 Regular Season FC Barcelona 89 - 91 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 06 November 2014 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 78 - 80 FC Barcelona
2013-14 06 March 2014 Top 16 FC Barcelona 93 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 09 January 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 73 - 76 FC Barcelona
2013-14 29 November 2013 Regular Season FC Barcelona 94 - 81 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 25 October 2013 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 70 FC Barcelona
2012-13 21 February 2013 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 60 - 99 FC Barcelona Regal
2012-13 28 December 2012 Top 16 FC Barcelona Regal 100 - 78 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2010-11 09 December 2010 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 69 - 75 Regal Barcelona
2010-11 04 November 2010 Regular Season Regal Barcelona 61 - 69 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2009-10 03 December 2009 Regular Season Regal FC Barcelona 89 - 55 Fenerbahce Ulker
2009-10 21 October 2009 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 59 - 82 Regal FC Barcelona
2007-08 20 December 2007 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 78 - 85 AXA FC Barcelona
2007-08 01 November 2007 Regular Season AXA FC Barcelona 82 - 67 Fenerbahce Ulker
2006-07 18 January 2007 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 82 - 69 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006-07 23 November 2006 Regular Season Winterthur FC Barcelona 84 - 70 Fenerbahce Ulker
2003-04 19 February 2004 Regular Season Ulker 61 - 76 FC Barcelona
2003-04 18 December 2003 Regular Season FC Barcelona 92 - 57 Ulker
2001-02 07 February 2002 Regular Season FC Barcelona 85 - 64 Ulker
2001-02 15 November 2001 Regular Season Ulker 77 - 87 FC Barcelona