By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) – The first matches of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2018-2019 season concluded on Friday.
Sixteen teams are competing this season — four Spanish, three Turkish, two Russian, two Greek and one team each from Germany, Italy, Israel, Lithuania and Montenegro.
The last Euroleague finalist, Turkey's Fenerbahce beat Spain's Herbalife Gran Canaria 97-72 on Friday in Istanbul.
Euroleague competitions bring Europe's top basketball clubs together.
The Round 1 results are as follows:
CSKA Moskova (Russia) 95-75 Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Panathinaikos (Greece) 89-84 Maccabi FOX (Israel)
Bayern Munich (Germany) 71-90 Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Real Madrid (Spain) 109-93 Darussafaka Tekfen (Turkey)
Buducnost VOLI (Montenegro) 71-82 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (Italy)
Khimki (Russia) 66-87 Olympiakos (Greece)
Zalgiris (Lithuania) 79-87 Baskonia (Spain)
Fenerbahce (Turkey) 97-72 Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain)