The tension in the VTB United League semi-final series increases significantly, no one wants to be eliminated one step away from the coveted final confrontation. Lokomotiv Kuban played one match against CSKA and is losing in the series with a score of 1-2. Southerners demonstrate character and the will to win, do not want to go on vacation ahead of time. They moved as actively and aggressively as possible in their native walls, they began to perfectly use shots from the field. The team clearly demonstrated that, if desired, it is able to confuse the opponent, to prevent breathing with high pressure.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA
The "soldiers" are still in control of the situation, and the last match, in which case, will be played on the home parquet. But the team is unlikely to want to get on the nerves of themselves and the fans. He perfectly understands that the series needs to be closed in the upcoming match. This will save more strength and emotions before the final battle. On May 12, the rivals will once again clash with each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.
The first semi-final pair in the VTB United League is not particularly pleased with the intrigue and struggle. Lokomotiv-Kuban is in a difficult position, as it is inferior in the series with CSKA with a score of 0-2 in matches. The next mistake could be fatal, completely cross out all chances to save the situation. Therefore, it is time for the club from Krasnodar to connect hidden reserves if it does not want to leave the fight for the title ahead of time.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA
The Moscow "army" everything is in perfect order. The team is gaining momentum from match to match and looks more and more powerful. She expects to calmly close the current confrontation in order to have more time to prepare for the final "boss". On May 10, the rivals will clash with each other in the third match of the series.
The semi-final stage of the VTB United League kicks off, which will delight you with the most interesting confrontations. In the first match between CSKA and Lokomotiv-Kuban. The Moscow "soldiers" won the regular championship, so until the very last moment they will have the advantage of the home court. In the starting round of the playoffs, they literally destroyed Nizhny Novgorod, allowed to impose a fight in only one meeting. The team feels just great, adds and progresses.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban
"Railroaders" also received a fairly simple seeding. They ended the series dry with PARMA, leaving no chance for the opponent. It was felt how confidently basketball players control the situation throughout all three fights. On May 5, CSKA and Lokomotiv Kuban will meet in the opening match of the series.
The quarter-final stage of the VTB United League is rapidly approaching its logical conclusion. CSKA leads the series with Nizhny Novgorod with a score of 2-0.

Nizhny Novgorod vs CSKA
Nizhny Novgorod got the strongest opponent, so it tries to survive in such conditions. With every match he looks bolder and more interesting, he tries to put spokes into the opponent's wheels. One gets the feeling that the home stands can finally help win back the long-awaited victory. CSKA does not yet look particularly collected, because it allows itself to act relaxed, and in some moments even imposingly. The Army Men feel that they still have a colossal margin of safety. But the team definitely does not want to drag out this series and play additional matches. On April 27, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Nagorny stadium in Nizhny Novgorod.
The fifth game of the final series of the Gagarin Cup between Metallurg and CSKA will again be held in Magnitogorsk. On Tuesday, April 26, the local Metallurgist has a great chance to win the honorary trophy in front of his own fans. The score in the series is 3-1 in favor of Metallurg.

Metallurg vs CSKA
Finally, the VTB United League draw is reaching the finish line, the playoff stage is about to start. CSKA is traditionally considered the main favorite of the competition. The team was not stable during the regular season, but at the end it gained momentum and finished it in the first position in the standings. The Moscow "soldiers" will try to get into the next stage of the tournament without any special problems.

CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod misfires under the curtain of the regular season greatly complicate their position. Now you have to fight with the strongest opponent from the very start of the playoffs, which will be a great test of strength and stamina. On April 22, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Magnitogorsk "Arena Metallurg" April 20 will be the venue for the second match of the final series of the Gagarin Cup between the local Metallurg and the capital's CSKA. At the moment, the score in the series is 1-0 in favor of CSKA.

Metallurg vs CSKA
The fourth meeting of the army confrontation at the semifinal stage of the Gagarin Cup will again be held in Moscow. Hockey players of CSKA and SKA will take to the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena on Friday, April 8. At the moment, the score in the series is 2-1 in favor of CSKA.

CSKA vs SKA
The VTB United League has become the main outlet for fans of Russian basketball. After being suspended from the Euroleague, the teams rushed to solve their problems in this tournament. Especially trying CSKA, caught in difficult circumstances. The team was indeed expelled from the main club tournament of the Old World, which was a serious blow to morale. In addition, the legionnaires, who brought great benefits by their actions, left the squad en masse.

CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod fell down, which every day hits the team more and more tangibly. She has lost five matches in a row and is in a terrible emotional state. Basketball players literally stopped believing in their own strength. On March 28, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Krylatskoye stadium in Moscow.
Russian clubs were banned from participating in the Euroleague, so they turned their attention to the VTB United League. Avtodor continues to make noise there, which is deservedly considered one of the main discoveries of the current competition draw. The team managed to present several high-profile sensations, looks great and constantly adds. She expects to first break into the playoffs from a high place, and then compete for the main prize of the competition.

Avtodor vs CSKA
CSKA is in a very difficult situation, forced to constantly think about how to fix the current situation. Firstly, the team can frankly crumble after being removed from the Euroleague. Secondly, many legionnaires have already expressed their desire to leave the team. On March 7, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Kristall Arena in Saratov.
The main confrontation of the first round of the playoffs in the West moves to Yaroslavl. It is there, on the ice of the local Arena 2000 - Lokomotiv, on March 5 that the third match of the series between Lokomotiv and CSKA will take place. The score in the series is 2-0 in favor of CSKA.

Locomotive vs CSKA
In the current regular Euroleague draw, there are fewer and fewer matches left, so with each round the situation is heating up more and more. Bayern are still outside the playoff zone, but have come close to it. She gave a successful series of matches, which had a positive effect on the emotional state of the basketball players. One of the main advantages of the German team is the ability to perform well at home (eight wins and four losses).

Bayern vs CSKA
CSKA began to stumble too often, experiencing serious game difficulties. And this is despite the fact that the team has practically ensured itself getting into the next stage of the competition, but can hardly count on the advantage of the home court. It is for this reason that the teams will enter the floor at the limit of motivation. On February 24, the rivals will clash with each other in a face-to-face confrontation.
The 26th round of the Euroleague is preparing several high-profile signs for basketball fans at once. Maccabi Tel Aviv gave a series of three victories in a row, but still stumbled. The team almost ironically flies past the playoffs of the competition, which can be a serious blow. A big problem is the lack of understanding between the players, open conflicts happen on the floor.

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs CSKA
CSKA consistently wins back against the representatives of the lower part of the standings. "CSKA" just perfectly learned how to take their points, in some matches they do it in economy mode. But a certain problem may be that the team does not perform well on the road.
In the Euroleague, every matchday becomes more important as playoff spots start to be distributed. CSKA is practically not worried about this, because after the New Year holidays they made a powerful breakthrough. The team is fully focused on international competitions, which allows us to demonstrate high-quality basketball. But you can’t relax, because the most important task remains - to win the advantage of the home court before the playoffs.

CSKA vs Anadolu Efes
Anadolu Efes frankly fails the season, and missing out on the playoffs literally hung over the heads of the players. They feel emotional pressure that leads to strange mistakes and constant defeat. Correcting the situation at the finish line will be incredibly difficult. On February 2, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
The 23rd round of the Euroleague Basketball will please with a fiery confrontation between two representatives of Russia. UNICS improved qualitatively and took sixth place in the standings of the competition. He stumbled in the last match, but this will only act as an additional catalyst for ambitious basketball players. Therefore, the Kazan club will definitely enter the court at the limit of motivation.

UNICS vs CSKA
CSKA this season frankly plays poorly in defense. Therefore, the team has to make every effort to cover all the problems with attacking actions. The team will try to break the unsuccessful series of head-to-head matches. On January 28, the rivals will meet each other at the Basket Hall site in Kazan.
The VTB United League will soon finally determine the list of playoff participants, each team intends to break into the next stage of the competition. CSKA should not experience any problems with this, since he is located in close proximity to the top of the standings. The team looks traditionally powerful, destroying rivals on the home court (three wins and no losses). She will try to compete for first place in the regular championship.

CSKA vs Kalev
Kalev has lost three of his last four matches and is not looking his best. He is located outside the playoff zone, from which he is actually only one victory behind. Therefore, for each new fight, the team goes to the limit of dedication and motivation. And any misfire will entail a decrease in the chances of continuing the fight for the title. On January 24 at, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
In the 22nd round of the Euroleague, several fiery confrontations will take place at once, it will be especially interesting to watch the clubs from Russia. CSKA won two matches in a row after the New Year holidays and significantly improved its standings. He went to the sixth position in the table and reduced the backlog from the leading group to a minimum. Now you need to fight for home court advantage in the playoffs of the competition.

CSKA vs Olimpia Milano
Olimpia Milano loses extremely rarely, so they are in fourth place. But the main successes fall on home matches, and the team has only 50% of victories on the road. And in Moscow, the team historically has great difficulties. On January 21, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
The VTB United League is perceived by many teams as a game practice right up to the playoff stage. The giants are well aware that they will almost ironically find themselves in decisive battles for the title, since they perform very powerfully, some victories are taken even by the second squad. But Zenit has recently begun to stumble too often - twice in the last three meetings. This simply could not but affect the emotional state and tournament position. The team lost the lead and fell immediately to the fourth position in the table.

Zenit vs CSKA
This was immediately taken advantage of by CSKA, which froze a little at the start of the competition. He is traditionally gaining momentum progressively, trying not to force things too much. This is what allows us to approach the playoffs almost at the peak, to give out our best basketball. On January 17, the rivals will meet each other in a principled confrontation on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg.
The Euroleague came out from the New Year holidays and offers basketball fans the most interesting matches. Moscow CSKA is in excellent emotional and functional condition. The team has issued a series of three victories in a row in all competitions, adding from match to match. The leaders have finally recovered from damage, so they are ready to demonstrate the optimal level of play.

CSKA vs ASVEL
ASVEL lost four matches in a row and fell out of the playoff zone, having lost confidence in their abilities. Only in the last match did he finally break his black streak. But one gets the feeling that the only victory in a long time cannot be considered a full-fledged harbinger of a way out of the crisis. On January 14, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Coronavirus has not canceled all Euroleague matches, individual teams continue to struggle with their last strength to get into the playoffs of the competition. Panathinaikos, however, looks frankly weak and helpless. He settled in the basement of the standings, has a frankly low chance of continuing to fight for the title. It is for this reason that basketball players openly give up.


CSKA is having one of the toughest seasons in recent memory. He is in a borderline position, and each misfire can greatly affect the chances of getting into the playoffs. It is for this reason that every single fight has to go to the limit of motivation. On January 12, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens.
The regular Euroleague draw is rapidly approaching the equator, the struggle for each of the eight playoff spots is becoming more and more fierce. CSKA is surprisingly weak during the season, it is only in ninth position in the standings. “CSKA” are experiencing serious game problems, which manifested itself quite strongly during the trip to Spain.

CSKA Moscow vs Bayern
Bayern won two matches in a row and almost equalized the number of wins and losses. The team from Germany is famous for its discipline and organization.

On November 25, the rivals will face off at the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
The first game week after the break in the championship will end with the cult “army derby” in which hockey players CSKA and SKA will come together. The second meeting of these rivals in the current championship will take place in Moscow, on the ice of the CSKA Arena. 

CSKA vs SKA
The Euroleague continues to delight with the most interesting matches, each participant of the competition expects to get a place in the playoffs early. Barcelona demonstrated excellent basketball at the start of the rally and secured the first position in the standings. True, recent failures have deprived both leadership and self-confidence.

Barcelona vs CSKA

And CSKA gave out a whole series of three defeats in a row, after which the long-awaited victory still happened. CSKA are gradually starting to get out of the protracted gaming crisis.

On November 17, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Palau Blaugrana arena in Barcelona.
For most teams, the VTB United League is becoming a field for experimentation, so any fight can turn out to be incredibly interesting. Kalev is one of the outsiders of the rally, as he settled in the basement of the standings and does not look his best. The team is unlikely to seriously count on getting into the playoffs of the competition. He uses the tournament as a platform for playing practice and rich experience with which he can dominate the Latvian-Estonian basketball league.

Kalev vs CSKA
CSKA, on the other hand, looks flawless and knows no defeat, so it naturally sits in the first position in the standings. The club has won four matches in a row and is not going to stop there. Additionally, the “army team” is spurred on by the failure in France, as there were two nightmare fights in the Euroleague. On November 1, the rivals will meet at the Sole Sportdikeskus arena in Tallinn.
The central meeting of the next game day of the regular KHL championship will be held in Moscow. It was there, on October 21, on the ice of the capital "CSKA Arena", that the strongest representatives of CSKA and Ufa Salavat Yulaev will be revealed.

CSKA vs Salavat Yulaev
On Wednesday, October 13, the capital's army team will play their next home match of the regular KHL championship. In the rivals, one of the championship outsiders is the Khabarovsk Amur. The meeting will take place on the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena.

CSKA vs Amur
From the very first rounds the Euroleague set the highest bar and surprises all basketball fans with furious fights. Next in line is the second confrontation between Russian clubs, which has already become principled. CSKA started badly in the draw, but quickly worked on the mistakes and corrected in front of the fans. True, the fight with Anadolu Efes once again emphasized that the main problem of Itoudis's squad has not gone anywhere. Towards the end of the meeting, "CSKA" are able to lose any advantage.

CSKA vs Zenit
Zenit after two confident away victories looks quite convincing. True, constant flights can negatively affect the condition of basketball players. They have to act as a short bench.

On October 12, the rivals will face off in a fiery battle at the Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Basketball Euroleague is rapidly gaining momentum, on October 8 another portion of the most interesting matches will take place. Anadolu Efes started the current Euroleague draw with an away defeat. So far, the team looks confident only in Turkey, where it literally runs over rivals with a skating rink. Now it is necessary to prove their worth in the international arena as well.

Anadolu Efes vs CSKA
CSKA also crashed away in the first round of the competition, but put up decent resistance to the very end. CSKA finally have a wide bench and a serious attacking potential. They do not know defeat in Russia, they managed to win the VTB United League Super Cup.

The rivals will meet on the parquet of the Sinan Erdem Dom stadium in Istanbul.


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