Created on 2015-07-13 at 16:30 PM
FC Bayern BasketballReal Madrid, Fenerbahce Istanbul, Khimki Moscow, Crvena Zvezda and Strasbourg IG, these are the teams that Bayern will have to face in the Euroleague group stage. “Our fans can get ready for some intense battles at the Audi Dome,” said Marko Pesic after Thursday’s draw.
The schedule for the 2015-16 Euroleague group stages have finally been announced. In the opening round of the group stages Bayern will travel to Istanbul to take on Fenerbahce. In the first home match of the season two time Eurocup winners Khimki Moscow come to town as Tyrese Rice will have a reunion with some of his former team-mates. A highlight for all Bayern fans will be on November 12/13th when KK Crevena Zvezda head to the Audi Dome. The fans from Belgrade are known for their passionate support as Marko Pesic describes the match as “a very special match.” Pesic followed the team as a kid and is excited for the game.
On Matchday 9 (December 10/11th) Real Madrid will be paying a visit. The defending Euroleague champs have already played in Audi Dome during the 2013-14 season. The Audi Dome was sold out as Bayern picked up an amazing win. “We beat Real two years ago in the Audi Dome, why can’t we do it again this year,” proposed Marko Pesic.
The Euroleague in a 10 pack
Fans who don‘t want to miss any of the Euroleague action in the Audi Dome should buy the 10 pack starting at 45 Euros. All home games in the BEKO Bundesliga can be booked as well as the five games in the Euroleague. One advantage for Bayern fans is when you buy the 10 pack you only pay for 9 games. General ticket sales for the Euroleague home matches will start in August. The exact time for all the Euroleague games will be announced in the near future.
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Please beware that this schedule has yet to be finalized. The exact date and time of the games will be confirmed shortly.
Bayern Euroleague Schedule:
• Matchday 1, 15/16 October 2015: Fenerbahce Istanbul – FC Bayern Basketball
• Matchday 2, 22/23 October 2015: FC Bayern Basketball – Khimki Moscow
• Matchday 3, 29/30 October 2015: FC Bayern Basketball – Strasbourg IG
• Matchday 4, 5/6 November 2015: Real Madrid – FC Bayern Basketball
• Matchday 5, 12/13 November 2015: FC Bayern Basketball –KK Crevena Zvezda
• Matchday 6, 19/20 November 2015: FC Bayern Basketball – Fenerbahce Istanbul
• Matchday 7, 26/27 November 2015: Khimki Moscow – FC Bayern Basketball
• Matchday 8, 3/4 December 2015: Strasbourg IG – FC Bayern Basketball
• Matchday 9, 10/11 December 2015: FC Bayern Basketball – Real Madrid
• Matchday 10, 17/18 December 2015:KK Crevena Zvezda– FC Bayern Basketball
Games are subject to change
Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger have left FC Bayern Basketball as their contracts have expired. “We are very thankful for what Lucca and Yassin have done for us in the past couple of years,” said Bayern CEO Marko Pesic after the final discussions. “They were both apart of our championship team from 2014 and played a big part in our triumph. They will always have a special place here at the club.”
31-year-old and former Germany national team center Yassin Idbihi arrived in Munich in 2013. In the championship season he averaged 16 minutes per game while dropping 5.8 points and grabbing 4.2 boards. In the 23 Euroleague games he averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. During last season, the German-Moroccan suffered from injury problems and only made 20 appearances in the BEKO BBL. He averaged 10 minutes per game, while only scoring 3.4 points per game.
“I am very thankful that I had the chance to play for FC Bayern and I am very happy and proud that I won the championship back in 2014. It is my biggest success to date. Now I am searching for a new challenge and I wish Bayern all the best for the future,” said Idbihi before departing.
27-year-old Lucca Staiger also took a look back at his two years in a Bayern jersey. The three-ball specialist came from Ludwigsburg in 2013 and during the championship season hit 45 three pointers, giving him a 40.2 percentage from beyond the arc. This past season the shooting guard averaged 13.3 minutes per game, while scoring 4.6 points. In the fifth and final playoff game against Bamberg, he hit four out of five three pointers.
“My time in Munich was a very special, useful and important for me, not only because we won the title one year ago,” said Lucca Staiger.” “I have met many nice people and had the honor to work with special people. The cohesion there was great, everyone was so helpful. I have never experienced something like this in my career and I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club.”
FC Bayern Basketball would like to wish Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger all the best for their futures.