The final series of the VTB United League is about to start, which promises to be fantastic in terms of intensity of passions and emotions. CSKA definitely approaches the confrontation in the status of a favorite, has excellent chances to send another title to its piggy bank. The team almost did not notice the loss of key players, having done a great job in the transfer market. So now she must endure in terms of physical condition.

CSKA vs Zenit
Zenith has been trying to put sticks in the wheels of a formidable opponent for many years. But while the team can not oppose anything to the opponent. He expects that this season will finally allow him to win the main prize of the competition. On May 20, the opponents will play the first match of the series, which will take place on the floor of the Krylatskoye Arena in Moscow.
The battle for the bronze medals of the VTB United League is about to start, which will be little consolation for these clubs. UNICS lost three matches in a row and after a very successful match gave up the series with Zenit. After such a slap in the face, it will be very difficult to recover and achieve a positive result. Of course, the team will try to win at least third place in the current draw, but it will be incredibly difficult to get out of the current crisis.

UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban
Lokomotiv-Kuban did not look like a favorite before the start of the playoff stage, so it "burned out" quite expectedly. But in the series against CSKA, the team showed a desire to win, character and will. Therefore, Krasnodar has significantly risen in the eyes of specialists and ordinary fans. On May 19, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
UNICS and Zenit give out a fiery semi-final series, in which the club from St. Petersburg is still in the lead - 2-1. Kazan played very well on the road and returned home with a real opportunity to close the series. But while it is developing in a completely different way, the team allowed the opponent to come forward, and she herself was on the verge of an abyss. Now any mistake can be fatal.

UNICS vs Zenit
Zenit prepared for the away series as responsibly as possible. He showed his character and broke the opponent's resistance in the third match. Now you can act from a position of strength, somewhere to allow yourself risky actions that can lead to the final triumph. On May 13, the rivals will again face each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
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.
UNICS and Zenit have an amazing semi-final series of the VTB United League, which is currently tied 1-1. The Kazan club is especially trying to prove itself, which before the start of the season was hardly considered one of the main favorites of the competition. But he first held a very high-quality regular championship, and then consolidated this with the first round of the playoffs. Now the team will definitely try to break through to the final of the competition, which will already be a huge success.

UNICS vs Zenit
The team from St. Petersburg plays in a very organized and disciplined manner. The result is one of the best reliability numbers in the league. And on the road, Zenit will try to raise the defense to the absolute, so as not to allow the opponent liberties near his ring. The rivals will face each other on May 11 on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.
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 second semi-final confrontation within the framework of the VTB United League begins. Zenit held a very high quality regular drawing of competitions. He swung for first place, but lost all his advantage right at the finish line. It is for this reason that the team approached the playoff stage as angry as possible, charged to fight. In addition, the removal from the Euroleague could very seriously unload the calendar, retained a large amount of strength and emotion.

Zenit vs UNICS
UNICS this season outplayed almost all the giants, and stumbled in matches with outsiders. Therefore, the third place in the standings was a completely natural result. At the same time, the team performs very well on the road, which can become a trump card in decisive battles. On May 6, the rivals will meet on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg.
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.
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.
The regular draw of the VTB United League is almost over, but some teams remain tournament motivated. Lokomotiv-Kuban gained momentum only towards the end of this stage of the competition, failing its start. But the turning point with the mass departure of legionnaires only had a positive effect on him. The team began to win as stably and confidently as possible, competently spent a long calendar period.

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is trying to get to the playoffs in the best mood and condition. He won two matches in a row and is not going to stop there. The team will definitely try to take the chance to extend the successful streak. On April 12, the rivals will clash with each other in a face-to-face match.
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.
As the VTB United League approaches the playoffs, teams are pushing their limits as they battle to make it to the next round of the competition. Not the best state of affairs in Astana, which takes only ninth place in the standings. Therefore, she can quickly go on early leave if she does not correct the situation at the finish line of the regular championship. One gets the feeling that the team is fully focused on the championship of Kazakhstan.

Astana vs Zenit
Zenit is fighting for the title, trying to climb higher. He is well aware that in the playoffs, the advantage of the home court can play a decisive role. Therefore, the team will enter the floor at the limit of motivation, will not play with an opponent in a giveaway. On March 27, the teams will meet each other on the floor of the Saryarka Velodrome arena in Nur-Sultan.
The VTB United League continues to throw up fiery confrontations, although the playoff stage has not yet started. Lokomotiv-Kuban is not spending the season in the best way, stumbles too often. But lately he has become very active and won two matches in a row. The club expects to be able to knock out the advantage of the home court at least in the starting round of the playoffs.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs UNICS
But UNICS for a long time went without defeat, but still made an unfortunate misfire. And it can be fatal, because the team missed the first line in the standings. Now he has ceased to depend only on himself, he is forced to hope for a misfire from CSKA. On March 27, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Basket Hall in Krasnodar.
The regular draw of the VTB United League is reaching the finish line, the participants are starting to distribute places before the start of the playoffs. Nizhny Novgorod lost in six of the last eight matches, and ended up in a protracted gaming crisis. He has already fallen to the seventh position in the standings of the competition, but he is well aware that he will definitely be in the next stage. The main problem of the team was the weak attacking line, which scored only 872 points in 11 meetings.

Nizhny Novgorod vs UNICS
UNICS continues to churn out victories and dominate, looking almost flawless. In addition, representatives of the club reported that the key foreign players are not going to leave Kazan. The team has a great opportunity not only to finish the preliminary stage in the first position, but also to compete for the coveted title. On March 14, the rivals will clash with each other at the site of the Nagorny stadium in Nizhny Novgorod.


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 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.
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.
VTB United League is not going to pause during the Christmas and New Year holidays, it will delight basketball fans with top fights. The central match of the final part of the season will be the battle of the representatives of the leading group. Zenith has recently noticeably slowed down and began to stumble, it does not look as convincing as the fans and the basketball players themselves would like. The team dropped to fourth place in the standings. And the last defeat once again emphasized that unhealthy processes are taking place inside the squad.

Zenit vs UNICS
After the controversial start of the season, UNICS reached a completely different level of play, literally began to destroy rivals. He caught up with the leader in the number of victories and looks powerful. Key basketball players have caught the courage and, at the same time, represent Russia in the Euroleague with dignity.

On December 26, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg.
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.

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