VTB United league 2016/2017
VTB United league, Play-offs 1/4 final
05.05.2017, 22:00 Fr
Arena: USC CSKA (Moscow)
Main time
29:9 18:14 15:17 15:14
Game number: QF/4
Spectators: 1450

Champion starts with a victory

06.05.2017, 09:00    Просмотров: 190
Источник: VTB United league
CSKA Moscow defeated «Astana» in the first game of 1/4 playoff series at home with the score of 77:54 (29: 9, 18:14, 15:17, 15:14).
The outcome of the game was largely resolved in the first quarter: the aggressive pressure of the Army club disoriented «Astana»; Kazakhs made one loss after another. At the same time, the guests could not cope with Aaron Jackson and Nando De Colo, who repeatedly hit the rivals’ ring. As a result, at the beginning of the second quarter, the red and blue secured a gap of «+20», and although «Astana» managed to catch up later, the guests never had a chance to level the game. Debut game of quarterfinal ended in advantage of the hosts!
The most effective:
CSKA: Vitaly Fridzon (18), Nando De Colo (13 + 5 assists), Corey Higgins (11), Aaron Jackson (10)
«Astana»: Ousman Krubelly (15 + 10 rebounds), Dimitrios Katsivelis (14 + 6 rebounds + 5 assists)
Head coach of CSKA Dimitris Itoudis:
- I congratulate the team on the victory and leadership of 1-0 in the series. We played seriously, especially in defence and forced rivals to make losses. At the same time our scoring was poor; we need to work on it. I also want to congratulate Nikita on his individual award. He definitely deserves it, he is one of the best defending players. I am happy that he could actualize as a player in our team and helped us to become better.
Head coach of «Astana» Ilias Papatheodorou:
- First of all, in the first half we made too many losses — 15. Of course, CSKA took advantage of this, showing their high class of the game. As a result, we could not impose a fight with our opponent. I'm sure we will play better on Sunday.
The next match  of «Astana» will also be held in Moscow, where on May 7 the teams will meet for the second time in the 1/4 finals of the VTB United League.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1923 Team colors: red, dark blue
Country: Russia Arena: USC CSKA
City: Moscow Website: www.cskabasket.com


CSKA - is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Moscow.

  • Champion of the USSR — 1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990
  • Champion of Russia — 1992-2000, 2003-2015
  • USSR Cup Winner — 1972, 1973, 1982
  • The winner of the European Cup of Champions — 1960/1961, 1962/1963, 1968/1969, 1970/1971
  • Champion Euroleague — 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2015/2016
  • Champion NEBL — 1999/2000
  • The champion of VTB United League — 2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
  • Silver medallist of the VTB United League — 2010/2011


Overall team photo