Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region: course to Istanbul19 march 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region will face Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul, Turkey in a EuroLeague round 27 game. It will be played at Volkswagen Arena. Tip-off at 20:15 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Arena, euroleague.tv and matchtv.ru.


Founded in 1951
Team colors: green, black
Honors: EuroCup (2018), Turkish Basketball Championship (1961, 1962)
Arena: Volkswagen Arena (capacity – 5240)
President: Umit Baskirt
Official website: www.darussafakabasketbol.com

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Arena (20:10), Match TV (replay at 01:25), EuroLeague TV, matchtv.ru
Text online: EuroLeague website


Before this season, the two teams only previously met in the 2000/2001 Korac Kup and split home victories.

Darussafaka guard Markel Brown and forward Jeremy Evans made their European debuts with Khimki during the 2016/2017 season. They were teammates of current Khimki players Sergey Monya, Alexey Shved, Egor Vyaltsev and Vyacheslav Zaytsev.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Darussafaka changed the coach during the season and started to play a little bit differently. Both teams have similar situations without any chances for the playoffs but we need this win, first of all, for ourselves because this is EuroLeague. We are ready to give a fight, even on the road. We'll try to use Andrew Harrison on the court. Now he is better. Hopefully, he will help us in the crucial part of the season”.

Andrew Harrison, Khimki Moscow Region guard:

“I'm still trying to learn our system. I'm looking forward to my debut in the EuroLeague and competing at the highest level. I feel good about the team and trying to be another playmaker on the court”.