Leader is coming

20.03.2019
(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
EuroLeague double-week continues for our team with home game against Fenerbahce.

Pre-game breakdown


After spectacular win against Anadolu Efes the Army Men stayed in Istanbul overnight. The team boarded Aeroflot charter flight at noon and returned to Moscow. The players went to USH CSKA and immediately moved to Megasport for video session and short practice.

Mikhail Kulagin (foot) remains out for CSKA. Dani Hackett (hip) will be a game-time decision.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Fenerbahce is a leagues leader, the team that is playing consistent basketball throughout the season. Our games in 5 past years are always interesting, they go to overtimes, they are often decided by buzzer-beaters. So we expect another tough game. I hope our fans will fill the gym and help the team.

Kyle Hines, CSKA center:
Every time we play Fener it is always a big, tough game. Regarding our game that we played earlier in Istanbul we think that we didnt have best showing. It is important for us in this vast moments of the season to have better showing, to protect our home court. Both teams are still fighting for seeding, so it is important game for all of us for many reasons. Talking about us we want to go out and play well, to have great momentum and great confidence going to the final stage of the season.


Past matchups


Wins/losses: 22-11

Short dossier


Fenerbahce Istanbul, Turkey
Founded: 1913
Colors: yellow, dark-blue
Homecourt: Ulker Sports Arena (13800)
President: Azim Yildirim
Head coach: Zelimir Obradovic
Website: www.fenerbahce.org
Trophy case: EuroLeague champions (2017), Turkish champions (1991, 2007, 08, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18), Turkish Cup winners (1967, 2010, 11, 13, 16), Presidents Cup winners (1990, 91, 94, 2007, 13, 16)

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CSKA - Fenerbahce. Preview

Author: CSKAbasket.TV

Duration: 02:15