Gianluca Basile returns to the Palau Blaugrana / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

Barcelona hosted the Top 16 draw of the Euroleague this Wednesday morning. The European competition has reached its decisive phase and FC Barcelona Regal, after a fantastic group stage, is the top seed of Group H. Xavi Pascual’s men were handed Maccabi Electra, one of the toughest teams in the Euroleague; Bennet Cantú, home of ex-Barça players Basile and Marconato; and Zalgiris Kaunas, a classic team in the competition.

This morning’s draw had certain restrictions: It is not possible for two teams that had already played against each other to be drawn into the same Top 16 group. Many of the teams had hoped to avoid other teams from the same League. Unfortunately, this wasn’t possible as Real Madrid, Unicaja and Gescrap BB were drawn into the same group.

The teams that finish in the top two spots in Group H will play against their Group G counterparts in the quarter-finals. Therefore, if Barça Regal manages to qualify, they will play against Fenerbahce Ulker, Panathinaikos, Unics Kazan or Emporio Armani.

Aquests són els quatre grups del Top 16 de l'Eurolliga:

Grup E
CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos
Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray

Grup F
Real Madrid
Montepaschi Siena
Unicaja
Gescrap BB

Grup G
Fenerbahçe Ulker
Panathinaikos
Unics Kazan
EA7 Emporio Armani

Grup H
Barça Regal
Maccabi Electra
Bennet Cantú
Zalgiris Kaunas

Schedule

FCB Regal - Bennet Cantú (18-19 January)

Maccabi Electra - FCB Regal (25-26 January)

FCB Regal - Zalgiris Kaunas (1-2 February)

Zalgiris Kaunas - FCB Regal (8-9 February)

Bennet Cantú - FCB Regal (22-23 February)

FCB Regal - Maccabi Electra (29 febrer - 1 March)