Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zenit St Petersburg: it will be a fight23 december 2018

On Monday, December 24, 2018 BC Khimki will face Zenit St Petersburg in a VTB United League regular season game. It will be played in Basketball Center of Moscow Region. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match! Nash Sport, and VTB UL website.


Founded in 2014
Team colors: blue, white and light blue
Honors: VTB United League bronze (2016, 2017, 2018), Russian championship bronze (2016, 2017, 2018)
Arena: Sibur Arena (capacity – 7120)
General manager: Alexander Tserkovniy
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match TV (19:30), Match! Nash Sport (19:55; replay at 01:25),
Text online: VTB United League website


Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“First of all, I would like to say a few words about coach Karasev. He left the club after eight years and I'd like to wish him good luck and say that nowadays it's really difficult to stay in one team for eight years, two as assistant and six as a head coach. That means he did a really good job for the club. So, good luck to him. As for the game, Zenit has huge potential but they have five losses in a row. As everybody knows, with the changing of a coach the confidence of the team is also changing. Of course, we don't know what kind of changes coach Plaza is going to do, although he didn't have enough time, like one day and a half. We are preparing to play a tough game. We need to win this game that is very important for us. Zenit has real offensive talent, so we need to play solid defense”.