Our team went to the capital of Tatarstan for the first two games of the VTB United League final series...
Finish line goes through Kazan


Upon returning from Cologne, the Army Team had only one day off and then returned to practices. In turn, the Kazan team had a long pause - the previous game in the semifinals of the tournament the Greens played on May 23.

The Red-and-Blues will start the series without Joel Bolomboy: ankle bothers him again. His place on the roster is taken by the CSKA-2 forward Daniil Kochergin.

The army team has two players off the roster: Janis Strelnieks, who is not on the VTB League team list, and Nikola Milutinov, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:

We are very motivated and thrilled to play in another final. We know that the task is not easy, we play against a high-quality team that plays its second final of the season, after EuroCup. They have a lot of quality on perimeter and inside game, they are a well-coached team. We know it's going to be tough, it's a long series, but, as I said, we are focused, motivated and thrilled to go over there and play great games.


Wins-losses: 78-20

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 2020-21 Regular Season:
26-Dec-2020. UNICS – CSKA: 76-83 (+7)
27-Mar-2021. CSKA – UNICS: 102-86 (+16)



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)


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