Preview: Zenit St Petersburg vs. Khimki Moscow Region16 november 2020

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Zenit St Petersburg in a EuroLeague round 9 game. The game will be played at Sibur Arena, St Petersburg. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.


Founded in 2014
Team colors: blue, white and light blue
Honors: VTB United League bronze (2016, 2017, 2018), Russian championship bronze (2016, 2017, 2018)
Arena: Sibur Arena (capacity – 7120)
Head coach: Joan Plaza
General manager: Alexander Tserkovniy
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Igra (19:55), Match! Strana (replay at 00:25), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We played against Zenit two months ago [in the VTB United League], but then, for a number of reasons, we had a completely different roster. This does not mean that we are stronger or weaker now, we just need to play at the maximum. We have some players back, and now they are on a physically different level. As for Zenit, they are playing well and disciplined, at a high level. This is a difficult and persistent team, against which it will not be easy. They are playing at home after all their COVID problems, and this is a EuroLeague game, so it will be tough”.

Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Khimki Moscow Region guard:

“Comparing with the beginning of the season, we have a different team, we play a little differently because the injured players and those who were ill with the coronavirus returned. The recent victory over CSKA in the VTB League gave us a good boost. I hope we will get on the winning track and play a good game with Zenit”.