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Real Madrid begin new EuroLeague era with Olympiacos victory


Real Madrid begin new EuroLeague era with Olympiacos victory

Real Madrid entertained Olympiacos Piraeus in the Spanish capital on Wednesday night to kick-start the new EuroLeague season.

The competition boasts a new format this term and features 16 teams all playing in one group stage phase with a double round-robin.

The top eight teams will then play in a best-of-five playoff round for qualification to the Final Four.

Real Madrid are looking to extend their record with a 10th title this campaign and they got off to an ideal start on home court.

Sergio Llull was on fire for the Spaniards and scored a game-high 22 points – 15 of which came in the first quarter.

Teenage sensation from Slovenia Luka Doncic added 11 points and Jaycee Carroll chipped in with 10 for the hosts.

It was a tight tussle between the two competition heavyweights but Real Madrid finished strongly to begin their new EuroLeague season with an 83-65 victory.

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