Siege of the Yubileiny continues

Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team went to St.Petersburg to continue fighting in the VTB League semifinals against Zenit.

Pre-game breakdown

Yubileiny is one of the most dangerous arenas for the Red-Blues. The Moscow team lost three games in a row here.

The Army Men got the day off on Sunday that they used to enjoy football game and to see CSKA finishing the Russian league with the convincing win.

CSKA will miss injured Mikhail Kulagin. 15 players, including the youngster Alexander Khomenko, boarded the flight to St.Pete.

Word to the coach

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We know it is always difficult to play in St.Petersburg. We had a chance to rest and had good practice today. The team is very professional so we will be ready.

Past matchups

Wins-losses: 10-3 (18-0 against Triumph Lyubertsy)

Games of the 2018-19 VTB United League season:
20-Jan-2019. Regular season. Zenit – CSKA: 93-86 (-7)
08-Apr-2019. Regular season. CSKA – Zenit: 83-73 (+10)
23-May-2019. Semifinal. CSKA – Zenit: 98-82 (+16)
25-May-2019. Semifinal. CSKA – Zenit: 83-81 (+2)

Short dossier

Founded: 2014
Colors: dark-blue, white, light-blue
Homecourt: Yubileiny (7,044)
CEO: Alexander Tserkovny
Head coach: Joan Plaza

Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin,
Alec Peters (photo: M. Serbin,
Aleksandr Khomenko and Andrey Lopatin (photo: M. Serbin,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,