Created on 2015-07-22 at 17:00 PM
The Euroleague have finally confirmed the dates and times of all the matches. In the opening match in a tough group A, Bayern head to Istanbul to take on Final-Four opponent Fenerbache on October 16th. Tipoff is at 18:45 CEST. The first home game will take place on 22nd October 20:00 CEST against Khimki Moscow. The fans can expect a reunion with former Bayern Baller Tyrese Rice. Rice played a huge role in leading Khimki to the EuroCup title. On the second to last matchday Real Madrid comes to town on 11th December with tipoff taking place at 20:00 CEST. The last time Real came to Madrid, Bayern ended up getting the better of them as they beat the Euroleague winners 85-83.
“Looking at the draw from a sporting perspective we drew the toughest teams, but our fans can look forward to playing against some of the best team in Europe,” said Marko Pesic just three months before the start of the competition. Pesic is looking forward to the clash against KK Crevena Zvezda on 12th November 20:45 CEST. Pesic supported the club as a kid and is excited for both matches. The fifth and final opponent is French Cup winner Strasbourg IG as they are looking to clinch a top four spot.
Tickets for Euroleague and 10 pack now available
Tickets are now on sale for all Euroleague games including the thriller against Real Madrid. Bayern fans who don’t want to miss any of the five home games in the Audi Dome should order the 10 pack starting at 45 Euros. 10 games for the price of nine as the package can also include BEKO BBL games and five Euroleague games. Possibilities are endless.
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.
Euroleague group stage schedule
- Matchday 1: Friday, 16 October, 18.45 CEST: Fenerbahce Istanbul – FC Bayern Basketball
- Matchday 2: Thursday, 22 October, 20 CEST: FC Bayern Basketball – Khimki Moscow
- Matchday 3: Friday, 30 October, 20 CEST: FC Bayern Basketball – Strasbourg IG
- Matchday 4: Thursday, 5 November, 20.45 CET: Real Madrid – FC Bayern Basketball
- Matchday 5: Thursday, 12 November, 20:45 CET: FC Bayern Basketball – KK Crevena Zvezda
- Matchday 6: Thursday, 19 November, 20 CET: FC Bayern Basketball – Fenerbahce Istanbul
- Matchday 7: Thursday, 26 November, 17.30 Uhr Moscow Time: Khimki Moscow – FC Bayern Basketball
- Matchday 8: Friday, 4 December, 20.30 CET, Strasbourg IG – FC Bayern Basketball
- Matchday 9: Friday, 11 December, 20 CET: FC Bayern Basketball – Real Madrid
- Matchday 10: Friday, 18 December, 19 CET: KK Crevena Zvezda– FC Bayern Basketball