Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zenit St Petersburg19 september 2020

Photographer: VTB United League

On Sunday, September 20, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Zenit St Petersburg in a VTB United League season 2020/2021 opener. The game will be played in Khimki, BCMR. Tip-off at 13:00 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: Xavi Pascual
General manager: Alexander Tserkovniy
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match TV (12:50), Match! Strana (replay at 19:00),
Text online: VTB United League website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“First of all, I’m glad that the season starts, although we didn’t have enough time to prepare. I had to refuse to participate in international tournaments, although all the clubs had similar problems. We prepared as much as we could in the new conditions. We are looking forward to the game with Zenit, it’s time to play, because after six months without basketball I want to get down to business. Zenit did a good homework this summer: Xavi Pascual changed a number of players and invited those who are needed for his plan. I think Zenit will be stronger this season than last year, although it was not easy to play against them that year as well. Based on their preseason, it is difficult to draw a conclusion about the team as a whole, let’s see how Zenit will perform in official games, especially since it is not yet clear which foreigners will not play with them. We are ready, we are waiting for Zenit to visit and may the strongest win”.