Shorthanded in Madrid

The next CSKA opponent in Euroleague will be Real Madrid. Today our team arrived to Spanish capital shorthanded.

Injured Matjaz Smodis, J R Holden and Artem Zabelin yesterday were joined by Victor Keyru who injured his right hip. The timing of his return remains uncertain. So only 11 players departed to Madrid today.

Real will play against CSKA in conditions close to optimal. Their only injury – Croatian forward Marko Tomas.

Ettore Messina:

“We found ourselves in very difficult situation without injured Smodis, Holden and Keyru. I am sure Real will do everything possible to get the win. It will be interesting to see how the team will react and play in difficult conditions”.
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Alexander Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin,
Terence Morris (photo M. Serbin,
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin,