Our team faces VEF Riga in VTB League home game on Monday…
The week starts from the game
Our team faces VEF Riga in VTB League home game on Monday.

Pre-game breakdown

The Army Men had full day off after return from Istanbul and practiced only once – on the day before the game.

Pavel Korobkov (foot) remains out.

Word to coach

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
All past years VEF proved to be athletic and tall team, able to compete on high level. And it is not different this season. They will play tough, fight for rebounds, run and execute plays. So we expect a tough game.

Past matchups

Wins/losses: 10-0
Games of 2016-17 VTB United League season:

11-Dec-2016. CSKA – VEF: 82-51 (+31)
12-Mar-2017. VEF – CSKA: 83-99 (+16)

Short dossier

VEF Riga, Latvia
Founded: 1958 (bankrupt in 1992, re-opened in 2007)
Colors: black, white
Home court: Arena Riga (12,500)
President: Maris Martinsons
Head coach: Janis Gailitis
Website: www.vefriga.com
Accomplishments: 5-time Latvian champion (2011-13, 15, 17), Baltic League vice-champion (2011), Baltic


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