On Thursday, the Euroleague announced its calendar for the 2022-2023 season, the first day of which will take place on October 6 and 7. Asvel will start at home against Milan and Monaco away against Virtus Bologna.
Euroleague fans, mark your calendars. The organization first announced Thursday the duels for the first day of the 2022-2023 season. Five matches will take place on Thursday 6 October, followed by four matches on Friday 7 October.
As for the two French teams, they will face the Italian teams on the first day. Asfel will host Olympia Milan, while Monaco travel to Bologna to face Virtus. A duel between the last winners of the European Cup.
The Euroleague then announced the schedule for the regular season, which will therefore start on October 6, 2022 and end on April 14, 2023.
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Panathinaikos – Real Madrid
Panathinaikos reached the knockout stages in 2019. New coach Dejan Radunjic will host his outgoing European League runners-up Real Madrid, who have beaten the Greens on five of their last six visits to Oaka.
LDLC ASVEL – Olympia Milan
Asfel won their first three games of the 2021-22 season and will look to start the new season as they did a year ago – with a home win. Milan have the same goal, as they started their final season with a winning streak of five consecutive matches, including a home victory against Asvel.
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Zalgiris Kaunas
A match between Maccabi and Zelgiris is always special after every classic match 18 years ago, with only the winner qualifying for the fourth final of 2004. Maccabi scored one of the most famous victories in his history and won back-to-back Euroleague titles. Both teams have changed a lot this summer.
Bayern Munich – Fenerbahce
Bayern opted for continuity by retaining coach Andrea Trencheri and a core group of players who helped the team reach the playoffs for the second year in a row. Fenerbahce has started a new era with Dimitris Etodis, who wants his new team to be competitive from day one.
Valencia – Baskonia
There are many crossroads between Valencia and Baskonia. Especially coach Joan Benaroya, who coached Valencia last season and now Vitoria. The two teams have also faced each other in Liga ACB qualifiers in each of the past three seasons – Baskonia won in 2020 and 2022, while Valencia won in 2021.
Anadolu Eves – Red Star
Efes are aiming for their third consecutive Euroleague title this year, making them the third team to do so after Riga (1958-60) and Split (1989-1991). The Turks will welcome Red Star Belgrade to this match with a new coach, a new captain – Nemanja Nedovic – and new ambitions.
Alba Berlin – Partizan
For the first time in many years, Alba Berlin managed to retain a core of players and coach himself, Israel Gonzalez. It will also be legend Zeljko Obradovic’s first Euroleague match with Partizan since 1992, when he won the first of his nine continental titles.
Barcelona – Olympiacos
Both teams reached the Final last season and have had many legendary battles in the past. Olympiacos won their first Euroleague tournament in 1997 and Barcelona returned in their favour, beating the Reds in 2010. Most of the stars and coaches are back, so the first big game is guaranteed at Palau Blaugrana.
Virtus Bologna – Monaco
It is a battle between the last two European Cup champions. Ending the regular season before the other is sure to be one of the main goals for both teams. This is Virtus’ first home game in the Euroleague since 2008. Monaco reached the qualifiers last season and are dreaming of reaching that stage again next season.
Photo: David Leighty (bottom)