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“Khimki” will play in Belgrade next match of basketball Euroleague

Basketball club “Khimki” Alexey Shved

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TASS, January 16. Basketball club “Khimki” will play on Tuesday visiting with the Serbian “Crvena Zvezda” in the match of the 18th round of the Euroleague. The Serbian club is one of the competitors “Himok” in struggle for a place in the 1/4 finals.

Despite a series of not the most successful matches, Khimki in the Euroleague continue to take place in the first eight teams, winning nine wins, eight defeats. The Belgrade club won the Euroleague seven times and in case of success at home can come close to Khimki. Last week, despite public criticism of the leadership and the fine imposed on all players, coaches and staff of the club “Khimki” suffered a home defeat from Madrid “real” .

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If the strongest clubs in Europe suburban basketball players already can not afford, the competitors need to win to stay in the top eight. Moreover, the “Crvena Zvezda” in the current season usually plays outsiders and inferior to the favourites of the Euroleague. The Belgrade club, who always successfully played on its home court this season boasts bright guest victories. On the first day of December, the Serbs, for example, has beaten Madrid “real”, that earlier failed to do, and “Khimki”.

12-the multiple champion of Yugoslavia

“Crvena Zvezda” 12 times won the championship of Yugoslavia, but since 1992 has been the best in the country only six times, regularly yielding the title of “Partisan”. However, the last three seasons in the Serbian League the strongest was “Crvena Zvezda”, which allowed the team to play in the Euroleague. Last season, “Crvena Zvezda” even made it to the quarterfinals, where in three games lost to CSKA.

Despite these successes, in the summer left the team head coach Dejan Radonjić, who was replaced by 31-year-old Dusan Olimpievich. His coaching experience is for 10 years, and last season he managed to lead the club FMP from Belgrade in the final of Serbian championship, where he lost to “the Star”. Traditionally the backbone of the Serbian club are young local students, although the leader is a 32-year-old Montenegro defender of Our Taylor, who previously played in “Nizhny Novgorod” and “Lokomotiv-Kuban”.

With Khimki “Crvena Zvezda” played in the third round on 24 October, losing with a score of 78:85.

The match will take place at 21:00 GMT Aleksandra Nikolic in Belgrade, where “Crvena Zvezda” conducts the most home games of the Euroleague. It is often the Serbian club plays on “stark-Arena”, where in may will take place the Final four of this tournament. It is in this arena, which last year was called “Banks”, “Crvena Zvezda” in mid-November met with CSKA, losing with a score of 59:85.

CSKA in the match of the 18th round will be held on Wednesday – on the platform against Turkish “Anadolu Efes”. This week will be just two round of the Euroleague on Thursday, “Khimki” in 19-m round will take one of the leaders of the Greek Olympiacos.

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