Euroleague: the calendar for the 2022-2023 season revealed

The Euroleague announced this Thursday 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 the duels for the first day of the 2022-2023 season on Thursday. Five confrontations will take place on Thursday October 6, followed by four more on Friday October 7.

As for the two French teams, they will face the two Italian teams on the first day. ASVEL will host Olympia Milan and Monaco will travel to Bologna to face Virtus. A duel between the last two winners of the Eurocup.

The Euroleague then announced its regular season schedule, which will therefore start on October 6, 2022 and end on April 14, 2023.

Day one posters

Panathinaikos – Real Madrid

Panathinaikos last reached the playoffs in 2019. New manager Dejan Radonjic will see his side host outgoing Euroleague runners-up Real Madrid, who have beaten the Greens in five of their last six visits to OAKA Arena.

LDLC ASVEL – Olimpia Milan

ASVEL have won their first three games in the 2021-22 season and will be looking to start the new season as they did a year ago – with a home win. Milan have the same goal, as they started the last campaign with a five-game winning streak, including a home triumph against ASVEL.

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Zalgiris Kaunas

Any match between Maccabi and Zalgiris is always special after their classic 18 years ago, in which only the winner qualified for the 2004 Final Four. Maccabi recorded one of the most iconic victories in their 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 Trinchieri and a core group of players who helped the team reach the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Fenerbahçe are starting a new era with Dimitris Itoudis, who wants his new team to be competitive from day one.

Valencia – Baskonia

There are many crossroads between Valencia and Baskonia. In particular coach Joan Penarroya, who coached Valencia last season and now the Vitoria team. The two sides have also faced each other in the Liga ACB playoffs in each of the past three seasons – Baskonia prevailed in 2020 and 2022, while Valencia won in 2021.

Anadolu Efes – 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 (1989-91). The Turks will welcome Red Star Belgrade, who will arrive at this match with a new coach, a new leader – Nemanja Nedovic – and new ambitions.

ALBA Berlin – Partizan

For the first time in many years, ALBA Berlin has managed to retain a core of players and the same coach, 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 crowns.

FC Barcelona – Olympiacos

Both teams reached the Final Four last season and have had many legendary battles in the past. Olympiakos won their first Euroleague in 1997 and Barca returned the favor by beating the Reds in 2010. Most of the stars and both managers are back, so a big first game is guaranteed at the Palau Blaugrana.

Virtus Bologna – AS Monaco

It’s a battle between the last two Eurocup champions. Finishing the regular season ahead of 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 playoffs last season and dream of reaching this stage in the next campaign.

Photo: David Lighty (ASVEL)

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