Rossiya Airlines jet took our team to Barcelona where the first part of non-easy away trip starts…
Out of Moscow till Monday
Rossiya Airlines jet took our team to Barcelona where the first part of non-easy away trip starts. The Red-Blues will later fly to Nizhny Novgorod for the VTB United League game.

“We know each other very well, even though Barcelona had some roster changes during the season,” CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis said. “They are chasing the playoff spot, we have our tasks, so the game is very important for both sides. The opponent is very serious so we have to be motivated and focused to try to win there.”

The Army Men are supposed to have practically full roster. Pavel Korobkov (knee surgery), Mikhail Kulagin (illness) and Ivan Lazarev stayed home. It should be mentioned that Barca’s roster problems look more serious. Juan Carlos Navarro, Justin Doellman, Pau Ribas and Shane Laval are expected to miss the game.

Important numbers

Coach Itoudis has used 14 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game. Mikhail Kulagin is the only CSKA player to have appeared in a game this season without starting at least one.

Nando De Colo has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in eight straight and 47 of his last 48 EuroLeague games, and he has scored in double figures in eight straight and 19 of his last 20 games. He ranks second in scoring this season with 20.1 points per game, and is also ranked second with an average performance index rating of 22.3.

De Colo is ranked first in EuroLeague history in free throw accuracy. He has made 92.99% of his free throws.

Milos Teodosic has hit at least 1 three-pointer in 15 straight and 35 of his last 36 EuroLeague games.

Milos Teodosic leads the EuroLeague this season with 7.4 assists per game. He ranks third all-time in assists with 1,055. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos is in second place with 1,075 and counting.

Milos Teodosic is fifth in scoring in the EuroLeague this season with 16.5 points per night, and also fifth with a 17.7 performance index rating.

Milos Teodosic is fourth on the all-time scoring charts with 2,620 points.

Victor Khryapa has 156 blocked shots in his EuroLeague career. He is fifth on the all-time list. Kyle Hines is sixth with 148 blocks.

Victor Khryapa is eighth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 226 steals. Real Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis is seventh with 233 and counting.

Victor Khryapa needs 12 rebounds to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.

James Augustine is the EuroLeague career leader among active, qualified players in shooting accuracy at 66.17%.

Aaron Jackson is 5 assists shy of reaching 400 for his EuroLeague career.

Vitaly Fridzon is 1 steal away from reaching the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Past matchups

Win-loss record: 15-13

Short dossier

Barcelona, Spain
Founded: 1926
Colors: balaustine, violet, gold
Home court: Palau Blaugrana (8,250)
President: Josep Maria Bartomeu
Head coach: Georgios Bartsokas
Website: www.fcbarcelona.cat
Trophy case:
- 2-time Euroleague champion (2003, 2010);
- 2-time Saporta Cup winner (1985, 1986);
- 2-time Korac Cup winner (1987, 1999);
- 18-time Spanish champion (1959, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014);
- 23-time Copa Del Rey winner (1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)
- 6-time Spanish Supercup winner (1988, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)


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