Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Panathinaikos will be the second round in this year Euroleague which will take place in L’Astroballe Arena (France). So far both teams have won every match in local Cup and Euroleague. However both wins last week were different. Please read our preview about thrilling Euroleague Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Panathinaikos match here below.
Lyon has shocked everyone in the previous round when they just crushed Olympiacos in-home game 82:63. Lighty, Taylor, and Jekiri scored 45 points combined out of 82 total. Jekiri managed to grab 10 rebounds. It was an amazing performance based on the whole team effort. Lyon has shown that even if no one expects them of reaching the next round, they will still fight in every game. And now they will face another greek team. Of course, Panathinaikos is much stronger this year, but if french will perform in the same manner, there will be no easy wins. However, home arena gives an extra advantage, so Lyon surely will try to surprise everyone once again.
Just like Lyon Panathinaikos have secured a win in the last round, only they played at home against Crvena Zvezda. It was a close game and Panathinaikos managed to win it only by 5 points 87:82. Calathes, Thomas and Rice scored 51 points combined out points total. Thomas also managed to grab 11 rebounds. But it wasn‘t a good performance from greeks as they failed to control the whole match and few times allowed Serbians to come back to the game. However a win is a win, now they must concentrate on the next and not repeat Olympiaco‘s mistake by underestimating an opponent.
Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Panathinaikos H2H
Their H2H looks impressive, both teams faced each other 17 times and only 5 times Serbians managed to win. Also, the last 3 wins belong to Greeks. Most likely they will extend their run.
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