In the first round of the Euroleague regular season, Barcelona will host the Greek Olympiacos on its site.
BarcelonaBarcelona played in the Spanish Super Cup on September 24 and 25.
In the first match, the Catalan club played against Joventud. In the first two quarters, the "blue-garnet" showed a mediocre game, but in the next two segments he managed to rehabilitate himself and win the match with a score 91:74 (18:22; 21:24; 29:14; 23:14). In the Super Cup final, Barcelona played against Real Madrid. In the first quarter, the players of the Madrid club managed to get two points ahead, but in the next quarter, Barcelona added and was able to recoup, breaking out by eight points in the overall score. In the third quarter, Sharunas Yasikevicius' wards showed a mediocre game, allowing their opponent to go six points ahead. In the fourth quarter, Barcelona managed to catch up with their opponent, bringing the meeting into overtime with the help of the last attack. In the appointed extra time, the Barcelona players could not resist the onslaught of their principal opponent and lost the match with a score 83:89 (15:17; 22:12; 12:26; 22:16; 12:18). 30 September in the first round of the Spanish Championship, Barcelona played in Las Palmas against Gran Canaria. In the first quarter, the Barcelona players went two points ahead, but already in the second leg of the match they lost to their opponent, allowing him to break away by eight points. In the further course of the match, the team of Sharunas Yasikevicius, although they managed to win in the quarters, they could not catch up with their opponent in the overall score and lost the match – 85:88 (21:19; 19:29; 25:22; 20:18). Barcelona played their last match on the second of October. In the second round of the Spanish championship, the Catalan club hosted Baskonia on its site. In the first quarter, Baskonia was able to break out six points ahead, although it was inferior to its opponent in the middle of the first period. In the second quarter, the Barcelona players almost caught up with their opponent, but he managed to make a breakthrough, adding another six points to his advantage. After a long break, the team of Sharunas Yasikevicius managed to gather their strength, thanks to which, already in the third quarter, they confidently beat their opponent and pulled out seven points ahead in the overall score. In the final part of the match, the Barcelona players only strengthened their advantage by easily beating their opponent. Final score – 89:74 (17:23; 22:28; 26:7; 24:16). Of the Barcelona players, one can mention Jan Vesely. He scored 15 points and made five rebounds.
OlympiacosOlympiacos played a friendly match against the Israeli club Hapoel Holon on September 23.
In all quarters, except the second, the Greeks were able to confidently beat their opponent and win the meeting with the score 88:77 (19:14; 17:22; 29:23; 23:18). The next day, the Greek club played another friendly match, this time against the Serbian "Crvena Zvezda". In this match, as in the previous one, Olympiacos was able to beat its rivals in the first, third and final quarters by a large margin, and in the second it lost one point to its opponent. Final score of the match 94:55 (24:13; 23:24; 27:12; 20:6). On the first of October, the wards of Georgios Bartsokas took part In the semi-finals of the Greek Super Cup and played against the modest Promiteas. In all quarters of this match, Olympiacos was able to win a fairly easy victory, defeating their opponent with a score 93:65 (23:19; 24:15; 22:14; 24:17). And the next day Olympiacos in Rhodes was already fighting for the trophy with Panathinaikos. Panathinaikos started the match a little better, but closer to the middle of the first quarter they lost ground, allowing Olympiacos to take the lead. As a result, the Olympiacos players went into the gap by three points. The second quarter was held in an equal struggle of the teams, none of them conceded to each other, completing the segment in a draw. In the third quarter, Georgios Bartsokas' team was able to show a pretty good game, confidently beating their opponent. As a result, after the third quarter, she led by 13 points in the overall score. In the final part of the match, both clubs slowed down and did not show an active game in attack, but Olympiacos still managed to add two more points to the gap, as a result, he won the match with a score 67:52 (18:15; 19:19; 19:9; 11:9).
Personal meetingsThe last time the clubs met each other was on May 25 in a match for third place in the Euroleague.
In this fight, Barcelona won with the score 84:74 (20:18; 25:20; 17:18:22:18).
ForecastAt the moment, Olympiacos has already accumulated 14 consecutive victories in total.
Although in Catalonia, the Greek club is waiting for a very difficult test. However, here it is quite possible to take a risk and bet on the victory of Olympiacos, yet while Barcelona has not yet gained optimal shape, and here you can just try to make a sensation.