On Thursday, December 6, 2018 BC Khimki will face FC Bayern Munich, Germany in a EuroLeague round 11 game. The game will be played in Audi Dome, Munich. Tip-off at 22:30 msk. Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match! Arena, matchtv.ru and Euroleague.tv
FC BAYERN MUNICH (GERMANY)
red, white, navy
German National League (1954, 1955, 2014, 2018), German National Cup (1968, 2018)
Audi Dome (capacity – 6700)
Official website: fcb-basketball.de
Where to watch
Match TV (22:25), Match! Arena (22:25), Match! Igra (replay at 00:45), EuroLeague TV
Petteri Koponen played for Khimki 4 seasons, from 2012 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2015 EuroCup, together with Sergey Monia and Egor Vialtsev. He was also a teammate there of Alexey Shved during the 2015/2016 season.
Koponen played under current Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas at FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2016/2017 season.
Dee Bost played under current Bayern head coach Dejan Radonjic during the 2012/2013 season at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica.
Khimki guard Stefan Markovic has been a teammate of Bayern guard Stefan Jovic and injured forward Milan Macvan on the Serbian national team. They all won silver medals together at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Markovic and Jovic also won silvers at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“We are talking about the champions of Germany, a team that is playing really well now. They play together and with enthusiasm because they don’t play in the EuroLeague every year, so they give extra effort in the EuroLeague because this is a spotlight. At their home court it is very difficult to win. For us, playing without Alexey Shved is a problem but it’s always a challenge for everybody else to cover his gap. Like in the previous game with Panathinaikos we have to base on the team effort, both defensively and offensively, and do whatever we can to win this game. We have to focus on their weak and strong points. I expect nothing but a tough game, but I think if we play well we have chances to win”.
Garlon Green, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“Just another game for us to come out and get another win. FC Bayern is a good team; this is a good club but for us we have to focus on what we have been doing and try to do it best. We just have to compete and fight. They have good atmosphere [in their arena], very traditional EuroLeague atmosphere; this is very nice place to play. For me, it will be fun to be back to Germany but for the most part I’m here to work hard and do whatever I can to help my team win. We had okay game last week and that win was the most important. For me, it was nice to get on the court and help our guys get this win”.