On Thursday, October 24, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region will face FC Bayern Munich, Germany in a EuroLeague round 4 game. The game will be played in Munich at Audi Dome. Tip-off at 21:30 msk.
FC BAYERN MUNICH (GERMANY)
red, white, navy
German National League (1954, 1955, 2014, 2018, 2019), German National Cup (1968, 2018)
Audi Dome (capacity – 6700)
Official website: fcb-basketball.de
Where to watch
Match! Igra (21:25, replay at 04:10), Match TV (replay at 02:30), Match! Strana (replay at 00:30), EuroLeague TV
FC Bayern Munich is a perfect 6-0 all-time against Khimki Moscow Region, including all of their four EuroLeague meetings between 2015 and last season.
FC Bayern Munich set two club EuroLeague single-game records against Khimki in the 2015/2016 season, registering 15 steals in October 2015 and collecting 49 rebounds in November 2015.
FC Bayern guard Petteri Koponen played for Khimki from 2012 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2015 EuroCup together with Sergey Monia and Egor Vialtsev. He was also a teammate there of Alexey Shved during the 2015/2016 season.
Khimki's Stefan Jovic and Devin Booker arrived this summer from Bayern. Booker spent the last three seasons with Bayern, and Jovic played the last two. They played under Coach Dejan Radonjic and were teammates with much of the current Bayern roster in helping the team win back-to-back German League titles.
Jovic also played under Coach Radonjic at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade for three seasons, from 2014 to 2017.
Jovic and Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic have not only been teammates at Bayern but also with the Serbian national team.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“FC Bayern Munich is a very serious team with very strong defense and discipline. They changed their roster in the offseason, but the coach is the same and their style is clear for us. Some of last season's leaders, I mean Dedovic and Lucic, stayed in the team. Also, they signed a good center in Monroe. So, it will be tough for us, moreover we have never beaten FC Bayern yet and we want to change this balance. It will depend on our players. We still have problems with point guards, but at the same time Sergey Karasev plays better from game to game. We had good local game against Astana recently, and now we prepare for a serious battle against FC Bayern Munich”. Jeremy Evans, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“We know they are a powerful team, going in we've got to respect that, but we want to win. We are practicing and preparing ourselves to go there, fight and try to win. They have real power in Greg Monroe. I played against him in the NBA. He is a skilled big man who can block shots and play post up, so I have to show the best that I can and use the help of my teammates to get stops on him”.