The game is over
Kazan
26 December 2020 Saturday / 13:00 MSK
Basket Hall
76
83
CSKA
Dec. 26 (Sat):
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16:55: Match! Country

Dec. 27 (Sun):
6:00: Match! Country
CSKA
25.12.2020
Our team went to Kazan for the VTB United League Game Of The Week. The team is shorthanded but still in good mood...
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PRE-GAME BREAKDOWN

The Army Men lost three games in a row to UNICS in the VTB League regular seasons, including the only game of the last season. It was April 2, 2018 when CSKA defeated Kazan side for the last time. The Muscovites did not win at Kazan since December 10, 2017. On the other side, our team's asset is a 12-game winning streak in both tournament we play.

The Red-Blues away roster stands at 14 players. Will Clyburn started his rehab after ankle injury. Joel Bolomboy recovered after illness, he just started to work individually. Therefore two CSKA-2 players – Yuri Umrikhin and Alexander Shashkov - joined the main team right after their return from the Superleague 1 game at Yekaterinburg.

WORD TO THE COACH

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:

We have and we always had huge respect to UNICS. Just another time they collected good roster of athletic and experienced players, they signed 9 foreign players and that shows their ambitions in both competitions they play. We know they will be very motivated to play against us. We are shorthanded, we are loaded but we are also in good momentum, we play together and we go to Kazan to fight.

PAST MATCHUPS

Wins-losses: 76-19

CSKA biggest margin of victory: 102-54 (+48) (1997-98 Russian Championship. Quarterfinal)
UNICS biggest margin of victory: 113-77 (-36) (2000-01 Russian Superleague. Regular season. 2nd stage)

Game of VTB United League 2019-20 Regular Season:
02-Dec-2019. UNICS – CSKA: 94-86 (-8)

SHORT DOSSIER

UNICS Kazan

Founded: 1991
Color: green, black, white
Home court: Basket Hall (7,500)
President: Evgeny Bogachev
Head coach: Dimitrios Priftis
Website: www.unics.ru
Trophy case:
- EuroCup winner (2011),
- FIBA Europe League winner (2004),
- 4-time Russian League runner-up (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007),
- 6-time Russian League bronze winner (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011),
- NEBL champion (2003),
- 3-time Russian Cup winner (2003, 2009, 2014),
- 3-Russian Cup runner-up (2005, 2007, 2010),
- 3-time VTB United League runner-up (2010, 2012, 2016)

Upcoming tournament games

01 March 2024, Friday

01 / Fri / 19:30 MSK
KSK Arena, St.Petersburg
Zenit
1.63 2.29
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CSKA
01 / Fri / 20:00 MSK

02 March 2024, Saturday

02 / Sat / 12:00 MSK

03 March 2024, Sunday

03 / Sun / 13:00 MSK
03 / Sun / 14:00 MSK

05 March 2024, Tuesday

05 / Tue / 20:00 MSK
Megasport Arena, Moscow
CSKA
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UNICS

06 March 2024, Wednesday

06 / Wed / 17:30 MSK
06 / Wed / 18:00 MSK