It's first versus last as unstoppable league leader Real Madrid (8-0) hosts rock-bottom ALBA Berlin (1-7), which has not beaten the defending champs this century in almost 15 years' worth of trying.
It's top vs. bottom in the standings as Real Madrid faces ALBA
ALBA will look to compete through the shooting ability of Louis Olinde (9.9 ppg.), who has made 69% of his two-point attempts so far this season. Super-deep Real can call upon the always-reliable Dzanan Musa, who led the way past Monaco in Round 8 with 21 points and has now reached double-digit scoring in the last three games. Real, which will have to cope without the services of injured forward Guerschon Yabusele, has won all 14 EuroLeague meetings between the teams and anything other than prolonging that sequence would be the shock of the season.