EuroLeague Round 34 Preview: Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Khimki Moscow Region 8 april 2021

On Friday, April 9, 2021 Khimki Moscow Region will face Olympiacos Piraeus, Greece in a EuroLeague round 34 game. The game will be played at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Tip-off at 21:00 msk.


Founded in 1931
Team colors: red and white
Honors: Euroleague (1997, 2012, 2013), Intercontinental Cup (2013), Greek National League (1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2012, 2015, 2016), Greek National Cup (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2010, 2011)
Arena: Peace and Friendship Stadium (capacity – 12000)
Head coach: Georgios Bartzokas
Presidents: Panagiotis and Georgios Angelopoulos
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Strana (20:55), Match! Igra (replay at 23:00), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


Georgios Bartzokas and his coaching staff worked in Khimki from 2017 to 2019.

Charles Jenkins played for Khimki from 2017 to 2019.

Stefan Jovic and Charles Jenkins were teammates in Crvena Zvezda Belgrade in seasons 2014/2015 and 2016/2017.

Khimki forward Janis Timma played for Olympiacos during the first part of season 2018/2019 before being loaned to Khimki.

Alexey Shved and Kostas Papanikolaou played together for Houston Rockets in season 2014/2015.


In the last game against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Jordan Mickey suffered a knee injury. He will not take part in tomorrow's game in Greece against Olympiacos Piraues.

Alexey Shved is still sidelined with a broken finger.


Andrey Maltsev, Khimki Moscow Region interim head coach:
“This is our last game in the EuroLeague, and we will make every effort to show a good game. Anton Ponkrashov has returned to the roster, but we lost Jordan Mickey because of injury. This is a serious loss because we objectively lack the big guys. We will try to slow down Olympiacos because they are very strong in fast basketball. Their strength is a quick transition from defense to offense. They have good scorers like Vezenkov, who is spending his best season. Sloukas and Spanoulis don't require any introductions, nor does Printezis with its famous shot. So, they are a balanced team with a good coach who knows how to win the EuroLeague”.
Sergey Karasev, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“We have a shortened rotation of the bigs, so we will help each other. The most important thing is to go out on the court, give one hundred percent and enjoy the game, as this is our last game in the EuroLeague”.