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The 2021-22 season is almost here as the EuroLeague teams start their training camps and participate in friendly games. BasketNews is presenting the preseason schedules of all 18 EuroLeague clubs. We will keep updating this information as it becomes available and will also add the results of completed games.

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ALBA Berlin

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Medicals and individual workouts: August 11-20

Start of training camp: August 23

Friendly games:

  • Bakken Bears (September 5, Oranienburg) 84-75

Paris European Games tournament (September 11-12, France). Participants AX Armani Exchange Milan, ALBA Berlin, Paris Basketball, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

  • LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (September 11, Paris) 71-62
  • Paris Basketball (September 12, Paris) 104-107

Frutti Extra Cup (September 15-18, Turkey). Participants Darussafaka Istanbul, Frutti Extra Bursaspor, Petkim Spor Izmir, Yukatel Merkezefendi Belediyesi and Semt77 Yalova.

  • Frutti Extra Bursaspor (September 15, Bursa) 75-89
  • Merkezefendi (September 17, Bursa) 101-92
  • Petkim (September 18, Bursa) 89-90

Regular season start:
German Basketball Bundesliga season starts at home on September 23 (vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn) 86-88; Euroleague season starts away on October 1 (vs. FC Barcelona).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

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Start of training camp: August 23

Friendly games:

Non-tournament games:

  • Brescia (August 28, Bormio) 97-71
  • Brescia (August 29, Bormio) 89-75
  • AS Monaco (August 30, Bormio) 85-75
  • AS Monaco (August 31, Bormio) Match canceled
  • AX Armani Exchange Milan (September 2, Milan) 95-83
  • AX Armani Exchange Milan (September 4, Milan) 62-90

Gloria Cup (September 8-12, Turkey). Participants Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Zalgiris Kaunas, Tofas Bursa, Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar.

  • Tofas Bursa (September 9, Antalya) 90-84
  • Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar (September 10, Antalya) 97-67
  • Zalgiris Kaunas (September 12, Antalya) 82-60

Non-tournament game:

  • Partizan NIS Belgrade (September 16, Belgrade) 85-92

Pavlos Giannakopoulos tournament (September 18-19, Greece). Participants Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Ratiopharm Ulm, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Partizan NIS Belgrade.

  • Ratiopharm Ulm (September 18, Athens) 88-69
  • Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (September 19, Athens) 74-80

Regular season start:
Turkish Basketball League season starts at home on September 25 (vs. Yukatel Merkezefendi) 94-93 (OT); EuroLeague season starts away on September 30 (vs. Real Madrid).

AS Monaco

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Medicals: August 16-18

Start of training camp: August 20

Friendly games:

  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (August 30, Bormio) 75-85
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (August 31, Bormio) Match cancelled

The "bwin Tournament against Covid-19" (September 4-5, Greece). Participants BC Peristeri, AS Monaco, Olympiacos Piraeus, and Megabolt Lavrio.

  • BC Peristeri (September 4, Piraeus) 90-78
  • Olympiacos (September 5, Piraeus) 93-98

Non-tournament game:

  • Megabolt Lavrio (September 8, Athens) 79-63

Istanball Cup tournament (September 11-12, Turkey). Participants Partizan Belgrade, UNICS Kazan, AS Monaco, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.

  • Partizan Belgrade (September 11, Istanbul) 114-120 (3OT)
  • UNICS Kazan (September 12, Istanbul) 84-85

Non-tournament games:

  • EWE Baskets Ludwigsburg (September 17, Ludwigsburg) 98-95
  • EWE Baskets Oldenburg (September 19, Oldenburg) 98-79
  • Towers Hamburg (September 20, Hamburg) 95-82

Regular season start:
French Basketball League season starts away on October 2 (vs. Roanne); EuroLeague season starts at home on September 30 (vs. Panathinaikos Athens).

AX Armani Exchange Milan

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Start of training camp: August 23

Friendly games:

  • Pallanestro Cantu (August 28, Milan)
    Teams did not keep track of the result in this game, the score was reset after each quarter.
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (September 2, Milan) 83-95
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (September 4, Milan) 90-62

Paris European Games tournament (September 11-12, France). Participants AX Armani Exchange Milan, ALBA Berlin, Paris Basketball, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

  • Paris Basketball (September 11, Paris) 95-64
  • LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (September 12, Paris) 63-76

Italian Super Cup Final 8 tournament (September 18-22)

  • Treviso Basket (September 18, Bologna) 108-60
  • Brindisi (September 20, Bologna) 72-67
  • Virtus Bologna (September 21, Bologna) 84-90

Regular season start:
Italian Basketball League season starts away on September 25 (vs. GeVi Napoli) 73-63; EuroLeague season starts at home on September 30 (vs. CSKA Moscow).

Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Medicals: August 14-16

Start of training camp: August 17

Friendly Games:
City of Cagliari tournament (August 27-28, Italy). Participants FC Bayern Munich, Dinamo Sassari, Napoli Basket, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.

  • Baskonia-Gevi Napoli 75-70
  • Dinamo Sassari (August 28, Cagliari) 84-72

City of Getafe tournament (September 3-4, Spain). Participants Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lenovo Tenerife, Urbas Fuenlabrada.

  • Lenovo Tenerife (September 3, Getafe) 67-81
  • Urbas Fuenlabrada (September 4, Getafe) 88-72

Basque Cup (September 12, Spain). Participants Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao Basket.

  • Bilbao Basket (September 12, Santurtzi) 68-93

Non-tournament game:

  • BC CSU Sibiu (September 14, Vitoria) 101-56

Regular season start:
Liga Endesa season starts away on September 18 (vs. Valencia) 72-67; EuroLeague season starts away on October 1st (vs. Olympiacos Piraeus).

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

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Medicals: August 16-17

Start of training camp: August 21

Friendly games:

  • FMP (August 31, Belgrade) 69-64
  • Mega Basket (September 2, Belgrade) 82-77
  • CSM Oradea (September 7, Belgrade) 74-50

MagentaSport Cup tournament (September 11-12, Germany). Participants Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Crvena Zvezda, Virtus Segafredo Bologna, FC Bayern Munich.

  • Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (September 11, Munich) 83-55
  • FC Bayern Munich (September 12, Munich) 70-68

Non-tournament games:

  • Promitheas Patras (September 16, Patras) Match canceled
  • AEK Athens (September 18, Athens) Match canceled
  • KK Mega Soccerbet Belgrade (September 18, Belgrade) 73-74
  • Kuwait team (September 20, Belgrade) 98-69

Regular season start:
Adriatic Basketball League season starts at home on September 24 (vs. KK Split) 97-61; EuroLeague season starts at home on October 1 (vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul).

CSKA Moscow

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Medicals: August 19

Start of training camp: August 20

Friendly games:

  • Norilsk Nickel basketball team (August 23, Norilsk) 142-70
  • MBA (September 1, Moscow) 107-59

Cup of Vladimir Kondrashin and Alexander Belov (September 3-4, Russia). Participants Parma Perm, Zenit St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, CSKA Moscow.

  • Parma Perm (September 3, St Petersburg) 94-58
  • Zenit St. Petersburg (September 4, St Petersburg) 73-100

Neofytos Chandriotis 2021 tournament (September 9-12, Cyprus). Participants CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos Piraeus, Zenit St Peterburg, Megabolt Lavrio.

  • Zenit St Petersburg (September 9, Cyprus) 75-64
  • Megabolt Lavrio (September 11, Cyprus) 107-68
  • Olympiacos Piraeus (September 12, Cyprus) 85-68

VTB United League SuperCup-2021 (September 18-19, Russia). Participants CSKA Moscow, UNICS Kazan, Zenit St Petersburg, and Lokomotiv-Kuban.

  • Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar (September 18, Moscow) 91-78
  • Zenit St Petersburg (September 19, Moscow) 81-73

Regular season start:
VTB United League season starts away on September 23 (vs. Tsmoki Minsk) 92-44; EuroLeague season starts away on September 30 (vs. Olimpia Milano)

FC Barcelona

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Medicals: August 17

Start of training camp: August 18

Friendly games:

  • MoraBanc Andorra (August 26, Encamp) 81-72
  • Limoges CSP (August 30, Encamp) 83-47

Catalan League (September 4-5, Spain)

  • Joventut Badalona (September 4, Manresa) 82-69
  • BAXI Manresa (September 5, Manresa) 70-81

Endesa Super Cup (September 11-12, Spain). Participants FC Barcelona, Lenovo Tenerife, Valencia Basket, Real Madrid.

  • Valencia Basket (September 11, Tenerife) 87-68
  • Real Madrid (September 12, Tenerife) 83-88

Regular season start:
Liga Endesa season starts at home on September 19 (vs. Murcia) 85-78; EuroLeague season starts at home on October 1 (vs. ALBA Berlin).

FC Bayern Munich

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Start of training camp: August 30

Friendly games:
City of Cagliari tournament (August 27-28, Italy). Participants Dinamo Sassari, TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Napoli Basket.

  • Dinamo Sassari vs Bayern Munich (August 27, Cagliari) 85-86
  • Napoli Basket (August 28, Cagliari) 69-54

Non-tournament games:

  • Scaligera Basket Verona (August 31, Italy) 89-66
  • KK Cedevita Olimpia (September 6, Slovenia) 68-74

MagentaSport Cup tournament (September 11-12, Germany). Participants Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Crvena Zvezda, Virtus Segafredo Bologna.

  • Virtus Segafredo Bologna (September 11, Munich) 90-66
  • Crvena Zvezda (September 12, Munich) 68-70

Expert Jakob Cup tournament (September 18-19, Germany). Participants SIG Strasburg, Mitteldeutscher BC, Medi Bayreuth.

Regular season start:
German Basketball Bundesliga season starts at home on September 26 (vs. Ratiopharm Ulm); EuroLeague season starts away on September 30 (vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv)

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

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Medicals: August 18

Start of training camp: August 23

Friendly games:

  • Yalova Group Belediyespor (September 4, Duzce) 88-77

Istanball Cup tournament (September 11-12, Turkey). Participants UNICS Kazan, AS Monaco, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Partizan Belgrade.

  • UNICS Kazan (September 11, Istanbul) 81-79
  • Partizan Belgrade (September 12, Istanbul) 89-62

Cevat Soydas Tournament (September 16-18, Turkey). Participants Tofas Bursa, Gaziantep Basketbol, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Turk Telekom, Bahcesehir Koleji.

  • Turk Telekom (September 16, Bursa) 83-62
  • Bahcesehir Koleji (September 17, Bursa) 67-82
  • Galatasaray (September 18, Bursa) 75-91

Regular season start:
Turkish Basketball League season starts away on September 26 (vs. Darussafaka Istanbul); EuroLeague season starts at home on October 1 (vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade).

LDCL ASVEL Villeurbanne

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Medicals: August 18-19

Start of training camp: August 21

Friendly games:

The Ain Star Game (September 1-4, France). Participants JL Bourg, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, JDA Dijon, Nanterre 92, Metropolitans 92 and Elan Chalon.

  • JDA Dijon (September 2, Lons-le-Saunier) 55-77
  • Metropolitans 92 (September 3, Bourgoin-Jallieu) 88-90 (OT)
  • Elan Chalon (September 4, Bourg-en-Bresse) 61-90

Paris European Games tournament (September 11-12, France). Participants AX Armani Exchange Milan, ALBA Berlin, Paris Basketball, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

  • ALBA Berlin (September 11, Paris) 62-71
  • AX Armani Exchange Milan (September 12, Paris) 76-63

Non-tournament games:

  • Lyonso Basket (September 17, Lyon) 83-50
  • Fos (September 24, Lyon) 73-80

Regular season start:
French Basketball League season starts at home on October 2 (vs. Gravelines-Dunkerque); EuroLeague season starts at home on October 1 (vs. Zalgiris Kaunas).

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

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Start of training camp: 

Friendly games:
The "bwin Tournament against Covid-19" (September 4-5, Greece). Participants Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, AS Monaco and Megabolt Lavrio. Participation of Maccabi canceled. 

Neofytos Chandriotis 2021 tournament (September 9-12, Cyprus). Participants CSKA Moscow, Maccabi PLaytika Tel Aviv, Olympiacos Piraeus, Zenit St Peterburg. Participation of Maccabi canceled.

Pavlos Giannakopoulos tournament (September 18-19, Greece). Participants Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Partizan NIS Belgrade. Participation of Maccabi canceled.

Non-tournament games:

  • Bnei Herzliya Basket (September 16, Tel Aviv) 77-83

Regular season start:
The first official game in the Israel League Cup on September 22th (vs. Maccabi Rishon Lezion) 87-68. Israel Basketball Super League starts TBD; EuroLeague season starts at home on September 30 (vs. FC Bayern Munich).

Olympiacos Piraeus

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Medicals: August 16-18

Start of training camp: August 21

Friendly games:

  • Rilski Sportist Samokov (August 29, Piraeus) 100-77
  • Ionikos Nikaia (September 2, Nikaia) 98-59

The "bwin Tournament against Covid-19" (September 4-5, Greece). Participants BC Peristeri, AS Monaco, Olympiacos Piraeus, and Megabolt Lavrio.

  • Megabolt Lavrio (September 4, Piraeus) 99-64
  • AS Monaco (September 5, Piraeus) 98-93

Neofytos Chandriotis 2021 tournament (September 9-12, Cyprus). Participants CSKA Moscow, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Olympiacos Piraeus, Zenit St Peterburg.

  • Zenit St Petersburg (September 11, Nicosia) 88-65
  • CSKA Moscow (September 12, Nicosia) 68-85

Non-tournament game:

  • Peristeri Athens (September 25, Piraeus)

Regular season start:
The first official game in the Greek Cup on September 18th (vs. Kolossos Rhodes) 94-67. Greek Basket League season starts on October 2 (vs. TBD); EuroLeague season starts at home on October 1 (vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz).

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

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Medicals: August 17-18

Start of training camp: 

Friendly games:
Non-tournament games:

  • Iona College (Rick Pitino head coach) (August 25, Athens) 73-66
  • Peristeri Athens (August 31, Athens) 85-68
  • Apollon Patras (September 4, Athens) 78-76
  • Zenit St Petersburg (September 7, Athens) 85-92 (2OT)
  • Will participate in at least one tournament abroad after that

MagentaSport Cup tournament (September 11-12, Germany). Participants Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Crvena Zvezda, Virtus Segafredo Bologna.

  • Crvena Zvezda Belgrade (September 11, Munich) 55-83
  • Virtus Segafredo Bologna (September 12, Munich) 112-111

Pavlos Giannakopoulos tournament (September 18-19, Greece). Participants Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Ratiopharm Ulm, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Partizan NIS Belgrade.

  • Partizan NIS Belgrade (September 18, Athens) 89-85
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (September 19, Athens) 80-74

Regular season start:
Greek Basket League season starts on October 2 (vs. TBD); EuroLeague season starts away on September 30 (vs. AS Monaco). Panathinaikos will fight for the Greek Super Cup on September 25-26.

Real Madrid

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Start of training camp: 

Friendly games:

  • UCAM Murcia (September 1, Albacete) 80-84

The 10th Costa del Sol Basketball Tournament (September 3-5, Malaga)

  • Unicaja Malaga (September 3, Malaga) 75-88
  • UCAM Murcia (September 4, Malaga) 80-65

Endesa Super Cup (September 11-12, Tenerife). Participants FC Barcelona, Lenovo Tenerife, Valencia Basket, Real Madrid.

  • Lenovo Tenerife (September 11, Tenerife) 72-70
  • FC Barcelona (September 12, Tenerife) 88-83

The Dallas Mavericks are working to organize a friendly match in Madrid against Real Madrid.

Regular season start:
Liga Endesa season starts at home on September 19 (vs. Hereda San Pablo Burgos) 70-63; EuroLeague season starts at home on September 30 (vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul).

UNICS Kazan

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Start of training camp: 

Friendly games:

Non-tournament game:

  • Kupol-Rodniki Izhevsk (August 27, Kazan) 79-64
  • Runa (September 1, Kazan) 100-64
  • Runa (September 3, Kazan) 101-71
  • Parma Basket (September 7, Kazan) 78-68

Istanball Cup tournament (September 11-12, Turkey). Participants Partizan Belgrade, UNICS Kazan, AS Monaco, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.

  • Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (September 11, Istanbul) 79-81
  • AS Monaco (September 12, Istanbul) 85-84

VTB United League SuperCup-2021 (September 18-19, Russia). Participants CSKA Moscow, UNICS Kazan, Zenit St Petersburg, and Lokomotiv-Kuban.

  • Zenit St Petersburg (September 18, Moscow) 76-83
  • Lokomotiv-Kuban (September 19, Moscow) 84-70

Regular season start:
VTB United League season starts at home on September 23 (vs. Lokomotiv-Kuban, Krasnodar) 96-87, EuroLeague season at home - October 1 (vs. Zenit St Petersburg).

Zalgiris Kaunas

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Medicals: August 16-17

Start of training camp: August 18

Friendly games:

  • Lokomotiv Krasnodar (September 1, Kaunas) 87-88
  • Lietkabelis Panevezys (September 3, Kaunas) 80-82

Gloria Cup (September 8-12, Turkey). Participants Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Zalgiris Kaunas, Tofas Bursa, Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar.

  • Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar (September 8, Antalya) 69-76
  • Tofas Bursa (September 10, Antalya) 57-71
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul (September 12, Antalya) 60-82

Regular season start:
Lithuanian Basketball League season starts away on September 20 (vs. BC Jonava) 86-80; EuroLeague season starts away on October 1 (vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne).

Zenit St Petersburg

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Start of training camp: August 21

Friendly games:

  • Parma Perm (August 28, St Petersburg) 98-74

Cup of Vladimir Kondrashin and Alexander Belov (September 3-4, Russia). Participants Parma Perm, Zenit St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, CSKA Moscow.

  • Nizhny Novgorod (September 3, St Petersburg) 95-69
  • CSKA Moscow (September 4, St Petersburg) 100-73

Non-tournament game:

  • Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (September 7, Athens) 92-85 (2OT)

Neofytos Chandriotis 2021 tournament (September 9-12, Cyprus). Participants CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos Piraeus, Zenit St Peterburg, Megabolt Lavrio

  • CSKA Moscow (September 9, Nicosia) 64-75
  • Olympiacos Piraeus (September 11, Nicosia) 65-88
  • Megabolt Lavrio (September 12, Nicosia) 79-51

VTB United League SuperCup-2021 (September 18-19, Russia). Participants CSKA Moscow, UNICS Kazan, Zenit St Petersburg, and Lokomotiv-Kuban.

  • UNICS Kazan (September 18, Moscow) 83-76
  • CSKA Moscow (September 19, Moscow) 73-81

Regular season start:
VTB United League season starts at home on September 26 (vs. Kalev-Cramo Tallinn); EuroLeague season starts away on October 1 (vs. UNICS Kazan).

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