EuroLeague Round 13 Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. CSKA Moscow10 december 2020

On Friday, December 11, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face CSKA Moscow, Russia in a EuroLeague round 13 game. The game will be played at Arena Mytishchi, Russia. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.


Founded in 1923
Team colors: red and blue
Honors: Champion of Euroleague (2006, 2008, 2016, 2019), 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, 2019), Champion of Russia (1992-2000, 2003-2019), 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)
Head coach: Dimitris Itoudis
President: Andrey Vatutin
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Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We prepare for all games and for all teams the same way. Some games are successful, others are not, but the mood for CSKA is usually good. The game will be difficult, but we are ready. CSKA has very strong players individually, who decide the games in key moments, I mean Clyburn, James, and Shengelia. CSKA has specific combinations for these players that reveal their strengths. They have good players who work in defense and do a lot of useful work, like Kurbanov. They have a powerful force under the hoop with Milutinov. In short, they are a well-equipped team, and for us, it's a big challenge to play against them”.

Jonas Jerebko, Khimki Moscow Region forward:

“It's one of my favorite games of the year. Playing against CSKA is always tough. It's a derby. It means a lot for our club, and for their club also. So, it's a big game for us. We won the last game [in the VTB League], so we have to go out and try to do it again. This game also means a lot to us. We are rivals in the city, we want to win and prove we are a better team. We just have to play good defense because CSKA is a very good team. They can score from all over but we know we've got weapons too. So, for us, it starts with the defense, and then our offense will take care of itself”.