The 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is going to be another long basketball celebration for fans. But this new season will arrive with more regional derbies than ever! With the calendar now available, fans are already marking some of these dates in red. Here's a look at some of the most-awaited games on the continent!
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Round 2, October 6
El Clásico, always fun for neutral basketball lovers, comes with a tsunami of emotions for Barcelona and Real fans. Things were particularly intense last season, when they fought each other for several titles. Real took the Spanish SuperCup and Barca answered by downing Los Blancos in the Spanish Cup final. Real dominated when it counted most, however. First, it defeated Barcelona 83-86 in the EuroLeague Semifinals behind 18 points each from Fabien Causeur and Guerschon Yabusele. Then, Real prevailed in the Spanish League finals, winning 3-1. Each Clásico is important, but this one in just the second round of the season will set a tone between two giants.