Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2013-14 regular season, Game 1

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Here we are, start of new 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. Two games are scheduled for today, seven more for tomorrow, October 17, and three more for Friday, October 18.

New season, new excitements, new expectations. Action starts with the regular season, a 10-game, round-robin group stage in which only the best 4 teams in each group will make it to the Top 16.

24 teams are divided in four groups as follow:

Group A: Budivelnik Kiev, CSKA Moscow, FC Barcelona, Fenerbahce Ulker, JSF Nanterre and Partizan NIS.

Group B: Anadolu Efes, Brose Baskets, EA7 Emporio Armani, Real Madrid, Strasbourg and Zalgiris Kaunas.

Group C: FC Bayern Munich, Galatasaray, Montepaschi Siena, Olympiacos Piraeus, Stelmet Zielona Gora and Unicaja Malaga.

Group D: Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Laboral Kutxa, Lietuvos Rytas, Lokomotiv Kuban, Maccabi Electra and Panathinaikos Athens.

The goal is easy, try to dethrone Olympiacos Piraeus and stop them to win third consecutive Turkish Airlines Euroleague trophy.

Today, at 20.00 CET, in opening game of new Euroleague season, Brose Baskets will host Strasbourg. Strasbourg returns to the competition for the first time since 2006.

At 20.30 CET, Montepaschi and Galatasaray Liv Hospital will play.

Tomorrow, October 17, seven games on programme. A lot of good games, as we hope so for spectacles. Fans in Serbia are very excited as they have two teams this year in competition.

Partizan NIS and Crvena Zvezda Telekom will represent Serbia in Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Crvena Zvezda Telekom will host Lokomotiv Kuban in Kombank Arena in Belgrade and they expect more than 20.000 fans to support them.

Partizan NIS will visit FC Barcelona at 21.00 CET, and it is hard to say what black and whites can do against mighty FC Barcelona. Partizan NIS changed roster significantly form last season.

At Friday, October 18, three more games.

Here is the schedule of Game 1:


Budivelnik Kiev vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, October 17, 18:00 CET
JSF Nanterre vs. CSKA Moscow, October 17, 20:45 CET
FC Barcelona vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade Thu, 21:00


Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Strasbourg, October 16, 20:00 CET
Anadolu Efes vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, October 17, 20:00 CET
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid, October 18, 18:45 CET


Montepaschi Siena vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital, October 16, 20:30 CET
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. FC Bayern Munich, October 18, 19:15 CET
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Unicaja Malaga, October 18, 20:30 CET


Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Lokomotiv Kuban, October 17, 19:00 CET
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Panathinaikos Athens, October 17, 20:45 CET
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, October 17, 20:45 CET