FC Bayern Munich: 2023-24 games to watch | EuroLeague – Euroleague Basketball

FC Bayern Munich starts a new era with head coach Pablo Laso, who led Real Madrid back to the very elite of European basketball and intends to do so with his new club. Laso is the cornerstone of an ambitious project that will keep bringing good talent to Munich, as Bayern tries to earn what has been an elusive first Final Four appearance. Here are some of the key games Bayern will play during the regular season.
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Round 1: FC Bayern Munich vs. ALBA Berlin
The German derby in the season-opener could be the teams’ last EuroLeague showdown at Audi Dome. The brand new SAP Garden, 12,500-seat indoor arena, is set to be completed in 2024. There are always lot of crossed paths between these teams, with many players having worn the opponents’ jersey in the past. Even Bayern general director Marko Pesic played for ALBA back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For the first time, two Spanish coaches will be leading the teams: Laso and ALBA’s Israel Gonzalez. Bayern is 6-1 in the EuroLeague against ALBA, whose only win came last season, 75-76, on a go-ahead dunk by Yanni Wetzell in the next-to-last second.
Round 4: FC Barcelona vs. FC Bayern Munich
There are more similarities to Barca (@FCBbasket) and Bayern (@FCBBasketball) than the teams’ Twitter handles. Barca and Bayern faced each other in a hard-fought playoff series in 2022, in which both teams won at home and on the road. Barca ended up winning Game 5 at Palau Blaugrana, 81-72. Last season, Barca beat Bayern twice, but once again, the game at Blaugrana went down to the wire. Cory Higgins made the go-ahead jumper in a 72-70 win in which Bayern had the final shot to win the game at the buzzer. Of course, it will be Coach Laso’s first game in Barcelona since leaving Real, which adds more anticipation to this exciting showdown.
Round 14: Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern Munich
Real fans will have their first opportunity to thank Coach Laso for what he accomplished during his 11 seasons with Los Blancos. With Laso holding the reins, Real won six Spanish League, six Spanish Cup and seven Spanish SuperCup titles, as well as the 2015 Intercontinental Cup. Above all, Laso led Real to EuroLeague championships in 2015 (the club’s first since 1995) and 2018, as well as title game appearances in 2013, 2014 and 2022. In short, Laso made Real great again and fans at WiZink Center should not miss the opportunity to give him a well-deserved standing ovation before the game because once the ball goes up, nobody’s friends anymore!
Round 19: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. FC Bayern Munich
Bayern made history by becoming the first German team to reach the EuroLeague Playoffs in the 21st century. Since then, each and every game against Milan has been special, forging a new rivalry. Back in 2021, Milan took a 2-0 lead in the series, winning the opener 79-78 on a buzzer-beating alley-oop layup by Zach LeDay. Bayern tied the series with back-to-back wins in Munich behind an amazing Vladimir Lucic, but Milan won Game 5 and went to its first Final Four in 29 years. Milan has prevailed in the team’s last three showdowns. Take in to account that this will be the second clash between the teams in 30 days.







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