Calendar countdown: Round 7

Aug 15, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 7

The countdown is on for the start of the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on October 3! The new EuroLeague season once again promises great matchups, week in and week out, but also more teams and games to enjoy than ever before in European club basketball. Season-long drama is in store, that's for certain. Just check out the matchups in Round 7!

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Real Madrid

A championship setting

The last time Real played a basketball game in the Serbian capital, it beat Fenerbahce 85-80 to lift its 10th EuroLeague crown.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Chairman of the boards

Efes center Bryant Dunston, ranked among the EuroLeague's top 10 offensive rebounders iall-time, last matched his career high of 8 in Game 4 of 2017 playoffs against his former team, Olympiacos.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. ALBA Berlin

One that got away

Maccabi has 9-1 record against ALBA this century, but the last time they played in Tel Aviv, in February of 2015, it was German side that pulled out a 59-66 road win.

AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Home team domination

The home team has won nine of the last 10 games between these two sides, including Milan's streak of six straight home wins against Baskonia.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. CSKA Moscow

Champs are back in town

CSKA visits the Astroballe for the first time since October of 2002, when ASVEL registered a 99-87 home win, the first of just three defeats for CSKA until that season's Final Four.

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Switching places

Sergey Karasev, Evgeny Valiev and Andrei Desyatnikov all arrived to Khimki from Zenit this summer, while Andrey Zubkov came from Khimki to Zenit.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich

Old pals

Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce and Vladimir Lucic of Bayern were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for three seasons, from 2008 to 2011. Together they helped Partizan reach the 2010 EuroLeague Final Four.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Barcelona

Record recalled

Barcelona forward Nikola Mirotic set the EuroLeague single-game record for free throws made with 18 in a 104-105 overtime win in Kaunas while playing for Real Madrid in March of 2013. That night, he also established his EuroLeague career highs with 31 points, 11 rebounds and a PIR of 37.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Valencia Basket

Last time around

Nick Calathes tallied 17 points and 10 assists to lead Panathinaikos to a 75-56 home win over Valencia when they last met in March 2018.