Kevin Pangos Zenit Efes
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The opening round of the EuroLeague started with a major upset, as Zenit Saint Petersburg stunned title favorite Anadolu Efes in Istanbul (69-73).

Round 1 also saw Zalgiris Kaunas escape from Piraeus with a big victory over Olympiacos (67-68), while Valencia survived ASVEL Villeurbanne in a late thriller (65-63).

In addition, Maccabi Tel-Aviv defeated ALBA Berlin (80-73) and Barcelona rallied past CSKA Moscow in a EuroLeague classic (76-66).

Round 1 will come to an end on Friday with four games.