Barca and Olympiacos will measure their strength in the first game of the regular phase of the Euroleague 2022-2023. The team of Sarunas Jasikevicius finished last season as the sole leader of the competition. But then lost in the semifinals of the Final Four vs Real Madrid.
In the regular phase, the azulgrana team finished with a record of 21 wins and 7 losses. They precisely ahead of Olympiacos, who were second with 19 wins and 9 losses. Nevertheless, both teams fell in the semifinals of the Final Four. Then, in the last game of last season in the Euroleague, both teams played for third place, and Barcelona won.
Barca also won this past weekend, 89-74 vs Cazoo Baskonia. Also in the Palau Blaugrana. This triumph, after a great second half, served to heal ‘wounds’ after linking two consecutive defeats, in the final of the Endesa Super Cup against Real Madrid (89-83) and on the first day of the regular phase of the Endesa League, against Gran Canaria (88-85).
Barca intends start the game strong Palau Blaugrana. Sarunas Jasikevicius misses two very important players at the moment, such as Nikola Mirotic and Cory Higgins. However, the newcomers Vesely and Kalinic are already playing well. The Czech center scored 15 points against baskonia. This is why his work in the paint seems fundamental.
The Blaugrana team has made very important changes to the squad. Nick Calathes has left the team, while Satoransky replaced him. Barca signed six new signings. The last to arrive was Oriol Paulí, coming from Morabanc Andorra. The forward has been the sixth Barça signing for next year. Before Pauli the aforementioned Satoransky, Nikola Kalinic, Oscar Da Silva, Jan Vesely and Mike Tobey.
Meanwhile, Olympiakos is one of the candidates to conquer the Euroleague and even more so with the veto on Russian teams. CSKA Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg and Kazan will not play the regular phase of the competition this season either, due to the conflict between their country and Ukraine. The team of Piraeus wants to start strongly in this regular phase and achieve a great victory away from home, in the Palau Blaugrana.
When is Barça – Olympiacos played?
the match is played Today, Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.