Zenit has the second-best record in this year’s Euroleague (7-3), behind only Real Madrid, Barcelona and Armani Milan.
Xavi Pascual’s team have finally found their pace in recent weeks, despite having a troubled start to the season. They recovered after the defeat by Real Madrid at home, and they currently count four consecutive wins, one of which was in Turkey, against the holder of the title, Efes. We remind you that the Russians have played without their valuable playmaker Sabazz Napier since the beginning of the season. But there is reasonable hope that he will return to action tonight, after 2 months of absence.
Armani comes from the first really awful performance of the season and a heavy defeat by the Unics in Kazan (97-71). With an 8-2 record, they are not alone anymore at the top of the standings. The Italians performed well below average in their peripheral defence strategy since they allowed their opponents to score 14 three-pointers!
Next week, in the match against Olympiacos, American guard Malcolm Delaney (10.2 points, 3.2 assists) will return to action from his injury. Unfortunately, however, coach Messina has seen his main forward Mitoglou (8.3 points, 4.5 rebounds), leaving the game in Kazan injured and will now undergo foot surgery. As a result, he is expected to be out of action for several weeks.
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