Bayern Munich suffered a defeat in their opening match in the last 16 of the EuroLeague. They lost clearly against FC Barcelona.

The FC Bayern München basketball team missed a surprise in the opening round of the EuroLeague. Coach Andrea Trinchieri’s team lost 67:77 (33:43) at FC Barcelona, who were the clear favourites.

Already on Thursday, the first and the eighth of the main round will meet for the second time in the best-of-five series in the “Palau Blaugrana”.

Before the game, Honorary President Uli Hoeneß had described his Bavarians as “total outsiders” in an interview with the SZ. At the break, they were ten points behind. His team made too many defensive mistakes, Trinchieri complained to MagentaSport. Bayern kept up, but Barcelona did not let anything go to waste.

Vladimir Lucic was Bayern’s best scorer with 20 points. Brandon Davies (19) was the best scorer for Barcelona.