Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Real Madrid15 january 2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Real Madrid, Spain in a EuroLeague round 20 game. The game will be played in Mytishchi at Mytishchi Arena. Tip-off at 20:00 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 (19:30, replay at 03:05), Match! Igra (19:55), Match TV (replay at 23:55), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


Jordan Mickey played last season for Khimki Moscow Region.

Nicolas Laprovittola, Sergey Karasev 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:

“Real Madrid played a tough game with CSKA, that was not easy for both teams. The opponents 'got bogged down' in defense, as a result, the scoring was low. Real Madrid is a good team that plays quickly and freely. They may not have many combinations, but there are players who create situations. In most cases, they decide these episodes based on a specific moment, so the game will be very difficult. We have a number of problems. In particular, we lost a little bit of aggression and energy, these losses don't give us confidence, but we have to get back together. I would like from players to play smarter in the clutch moments and make the right decisions, not just convenient ones”.

Jonas Jerebko, Khimki Moscow Region forward:

“I expect them to come out and have a great game. They lost in Moscow yesterday, so they want to come out and get a win here in Mytishchi. But we cannot let them happen. We have to come out and play strong. Obviously, we have to play good defense and don't let them run in transition. They are a good three-point shooting team, so we have to just get out on the line and rebound the ball. They are a strong team and have good players on every position, but so do we. We have to come out and match their intensity, grab rebounds and play defense”.