"Another year when" Žalgiris "shows the level, they played well with the Moscow Cossacks and were close to victory," said Khimki strateg. – The Grunwald are always challenging, I mean the atmosphere, the game and the energy of the team that basketball shows to their fans. We have to be ready to play for 40 minutes. We will fight for this victory. "
Anthony Gil, one of the leaders of the Moscow team, has no doubt that a good game is expected: "Žalgiris" is a great team we met last year. Here is a great atmosphere and arena. We must be prepared for a big beer and be equal to the pace we are trying to protect. I think we can become victorious in this fight. "
In most Euroleague matches, basketball players Chimki (2-6) just got into the last minute and really do not deserve the label of outsiders.
Except for the first match with Piraeus Olympiakos, where the Greek teams were defeated by a crusader (66:87), in other games, Khimki's team fell away with rivals.
The second time, the Russians 85:93 did not abstain from Fenerbahce in Istanbul and especially after the next meeting with Istanbul's Anad elfs and Milan AX Armani. At home, with 2 points against Anadolu Efes, the Turkish goalkeeper reached the goal with the siren – 84:85. The game ended in a similar scenario with Milan when Mike James defeated the 3-minute penalty game when playing for 3 seconds – 80:81.
In the fifth round, the Moscow team finally won the first win when at 87:72 at home, defeating the team of Herbalife in Gran Canaria. The sixth and seventh rounds of matches with Spanish grandparents failed – 80:87 defeated Barcelona Barcelona and 74:79 Barcelona Real Madrid.
Despite the equalizer between victories and losers as a result of 1-6, Chimki Georgios Bartzok's coach's chair did not look bad. Last week, Pedro Martinez and Neven Spai, coaches from Vitoria Bascoe (2-5) and Tel Aviv Maccabi (1-6) who started the Euroleague season also lost their jobs. Resilience at Chimki's head obviously contributed to the fact that the Moscow team won the WTB United League without losing (8-0) and the CSKA championship CSKA (8-0).
The bipolar weekly of the Euroleague "Khimki" started the match with Buducnost of Podgorica, who won on Wednesday 85:69 and moved to Lithuania the next day. By the way, from the first five of this season, Chimki, who has already visited the Žalgiris arena, is the only one who has arrived in Vilnius and has not used charter flights to Kaunas Airport.
"This is the best European team We have to focus on ourselves, to capture and destroy nothing for free Today we just do it in a cosmic rhythm We do too much by agreeing that we will not do it" , said W. On the eve of the match with Chimki. Jasikevicius.