Club News

November 2002
CSKA loses a friendly

In the second friendly game, the CSKA selection roster was a bit short. Ilya Astafev and Nikita Shabalkin had to miss the sparring session with Spartak due to an official game for the CSKA Reserves, who met VGIPA from Nizhegorod. The rest of the Army teams reserves were moved into the main rotation by the coaching staff. The Petersburg squad, by the way, also had only 10 players

Practice game CSKA vs Samara

Playing without seven players from the main rotation, head coach Dusan Ivkovic had to experiment with his team, which consisted of players from the second team and the first -team reserves. Nikolay Padius and Aleksey Ugolkov received the most playing time - 24 and 28 minutes respectively.

Virtus vs CSKA: 83-85

From the very first minute of the game CSKA was hurting. The team suffered its first major injury of the season. With 58 second gone in the game, Lithuanian forward Darius Songaila, having scored the first two points of the game, jumped to try and block the shot of his opponent Alessandro Frosini and came down wrogn, falling with a loud scream.