LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne is back for another season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with two goals in mind - improving on the results from last season and reclaiming its spot as French league powerhouse, which AS Monaco snagged last season. The EuroLeague is becoming more competitive year after year and there is less room for error. Here are some of the key games on the ASVEL calendar it must win to help it reach its goals.
De Colo and Lauvergne return to Istanbul
It will be a special night in Istanbul when ASVEL visits Fenerbahce in Turkey. Two of its most recognizable players in the league, Nando De Colo and Joffrey Lauvergne, will return to the place that was once their home. De Colo spent three seasons at Fener from 2019 to 2022 for a total of 77 games and became a fan-favorite, just like in every other place he has played at. Lauvergne was in Fener from 2018 to 2020 and a teammate of De Colo's there during the 2019-20 season.