Turkish Airlines Euroleague opens with Anadolu Efes win

Turkish Airlines Euroleague opens with Anadolu Efes win

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Turkish Airlines Euroleague opens with Anadolu Efes win

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2018-2019 season got underway Oct. 11 with four matches.

In an away match, Turkey's Anadolu Efes beat Germany's Bayern Munich 90-71 at the Audi Dome in Munich.

The last Euroleague champions, Real Madrid, defeated Daruşşafaka Tekfen 109-93 at home at the Wizink Center.

A total of 16 teams are competing this season -- four Spanish, three Turkish, two Russian, two Greek and one team each from Germany, Italy, Israel, Lithuania and Montenegro.

The last Euroleague finalist, Turkey's Fenerbahce, will host Spain's Herbalife Gran Canaria on Friday in Istanbul at 1745 GMT. 

Euroleague competitions bring Europe's top basketball clubs together.

The Round 1 matches are as follows:

CSKA Moskova (Russia) 95-75 Barcelona Lassa (Spain)

Panathinaikos (Greece) 89-84 Maccabi FOX (Israel)

Bayern Munich (Germany) 71-90 Anadolu Efes (Turkey)

Real Madrid (Spain) 109-93 Daruşşafaka Tekfen (Turkey)

Oct. 12: Buducnost VOLI (Montenegro) - AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (Italy)

Khimki (Russia) - Olympiakos (Greece)

Zalgiris (Lithuania) - Baskonia (Spain)

Fenerbahçe (Turkey) - Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain)

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