Preview: Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region18 november 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region will face Real Madrid, Spain in a EuroLeague round 9 game. The game will be played in Madrid at WiZink Center. Tip-off at 23:00 msk.


Founded in 1931
Team colors: white, purple, grey
Honors: Spanish National League (1957, 1958, 1960-1966, 1968-1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984-1986, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019), Spanish National Cup (1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960-1962, 1965-1967, 1970-1975, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993, 2012, 2014-2017), Spanish Supercup (1985, 2012-2014, 2018, 2019), Euroleague (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1995, 2015, 2018), Eurocup (2007), Saporta Cup (1984, 1989, 1992, 1997), Korac Cup (1988), Intercontinental Cup (1976-1978, 1981, 2015)
Arena: WiZink Center (capacity – 15000)
President: Florentino Perez
Head coach: Pablo Laso
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Strana (22:55), Match! Igra (replay at 00:50), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


Jordan Mickey played last season for Khimki Moscow Region.

Nicolas Laprovittola, Sergey Karasev, Evgeny Valiev and Andrey Desiatnikov played for Zenit St Petersburg in season 2017/2018.

Rimas Kurtinaitis played for Real Madrid from 1993 to 1995. Pablo Laso was his teammate.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We will have a difficult trip of two away games in Spain, but we are ready for this. Last time in the double week we beat Panathinaikos, but lost to Crvena Zvezda, losing in energy, and somewhere in concentration. We don’t have enough experience of such double games, but we already know what we are talking about. Everything will depend on our energy and effort, which I always focus on. Real Madrid is a very good team that has not started the season very well, but the last game against Barcelona showed that they are good enough. It will be difficult game. They have big man Tavares, who is not easy to stop, so we will have to think thoroughly how to defend against hi”.

Chris Kramer, Khimki Moscow Region guard:

“The are obviously a very strong opponent. They have some legends in European basketball; also, this is a very well-coached team. Great team that is really good at home. We have watched video and will see what we can do offensively and defensively trying to win this game. We played really good the second half in the last game against Milan, but we need to play better defense all 40 minutes that will give us a much better chance to win all these games. We are really good offensive team but if we become a really good defensive team, we’ll be really tough to beat”.