CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region: winter classic13 january 2019

On Monday, January 14, 2019 BC Khimki will face CSKA Moscow, Russia in a VTB United League game. The game will be played in Moscow (CSKA Universal Sport Hall). Tip-off at 19:30 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Nash sport, matchtv.ru and VTB UL website.


Founded in 1923
Team colors: red and blue
Honors: Champion of Euroleague (2006, 2008, 2016), Champion of European Cup for men's champion clubs (1961, 1963, 1969, 1971), Champion of VTB United League (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Champion of Russia (1992-2000, 2003-2018), Champion of USSR (1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990), Russian Cup (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010), USSR Cup (1972, 1973, 1982), Champion of NEBL (2000)
Arena: Megasport Arena (capacity – 13344)
President: Andrey Vatutin
Official website: www.cskabasket.com


LIVE: Match! Nash sport (19:25, replay at 02:00), matchtv.ru
Text online: VTB United League website


CSKA center Kyle Hines and Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas won the 2013 EuroLeague title together at Olympiacos Piraeus.

Khimki players Alexey Shved, Sergey Monya and Egor Vyaltsev all played for CSKA. Shved played parts of seven seasons for CSKA between 2005 and 2012 and won the 2008 EuroLeague with the club. Monia spent three seasons with CSKA and Vyaltsev two.

Dimitris Itoudis coached Khimki guard Stefan Markovic five seasons ago in Turkey at Banvit Bandirma.

Markovic was a teammate of CSKA guard Nando De Colo during the 2011/2012 season at Valencia Basket. The backcourt duo helped Valencia reach the EuroCup championship game that season.

Khimki forward Petr Gubanov and his CSKA counterpart Semen Antonov were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod during the 2013/2014 season.

Khimki players Alexey Shved and Andrey Zubkov were teammates on the Russian national team with CSKA's Semen Antonov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Nikita Kurbanov and Mikhail Kulagin at EuroBasket 2017.


Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We have some problems. We have a lot of issues with injures and sickness which is normal for this period. After New Year holidays and Christmas we have a really tough schedule, but all the teams are having problems. We are trying to prepare the team for a very difficult and tough game, as everybody knows. CSKA has a lot of experience and will be extra motivated for Khimki. I'm sure that their coach is gonna use the loss to Maccabi to push the team to a right direction. So, we need to be prepared mentally and physically for a tough game”.