Panathinaikos – Real Madrid 68 -71

Real Madrid did just enough to open its 2022-23 season with a road victory, escaping the Greek capital with a hard-fought 68-71 win over Panathinaikos Athens. Walter Tavares dominated inside with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks while Dzanan Musa poured in a career-high 13 points in his first EuroLeague game for Real. The 2022 runner-up survived committing 19 turnovers and hitting just 7 three-pointers to start the campaign under new coach Chus Mateo the right way. Derrick Williams scored a team-high 15 points for Panathinaikos in the loss.