Eriksson led Alba scorers with 18 points. Fontecchio finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Stage two containing eight groups will be held from October 26 to 29. Stage Three with two groups is scheduled to play on October 30 and the final is on October 30. Enditem
But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
All 12 Shanghai players in the match list made the scoreboard, with Zhang Zhiting and Li Yingyun scoring 15 and 10 points respectively.
In a tightly contested first quarter, the two sides saw many lead changes before it was knotted at 21-all.
Maccabi's coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos said: "For us, it is very important that today Bender is more prepared because he comes from the NBA and that he is able to help the team". Enditem
Maccabi increased the gap to 75-60 with seven minutes to go, securing the club's first Euroleague win of the season.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A for the championship race while the bottom four falling into Final B for the 9th to the 16th places.
Despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 treble winners Bayern Munich's trip to Geneva this Thursday might have been one of the most successful in the club's history.
Shanghai managed to turn a six-point deficit after the first quarter into a 10-point lead at the end of the first half, and never looked back afterwards.
The Organizing Committee will establish its Secretariat in the Chinese Football Association to run the daily operational works, while host cities Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen, and Suzhou will also set up offices to support the Organizing Committee.