CSKA has played a match - the revengeOn Wednesday of CSKA has won the sixth victory successively in Euroleague ULEB. Soldiers have won on a visit at Italian Siena - 75:66, taking a revenge for defeat in a starting match of tournament.
the match of these commands in the first round of present Euroleague in Moscow was very indicative. CSKA loss on the platform Siena - strong, but all - taki not to superclub - has shown, for example, that soldiers have ceased to be a command, capable to inspire fear in Europe and to give out fantastic victorious series as it was earlier. And very rough basketball performed by Muscovites - that, most likely, is required a lot of time before separate splashes will cease to alternate with much more frequent failures.
the return match of these commands in Siena has turned out too indicative. After it it became definitively clear that conclusions which became on season start, were not absolutely true. Soldiers have appeared capable to give out impressing series without defeats much earlier, than from them expected. The victory over Siena has been extracted already without that spirit which was felt in recent matches with Spanish Real or Moscow “ the Dynamo “. And already without that clear advantage in a class which has allowed to crush one week ago Partizan.
With Siena at CSKA it has turned out to play how play the hot teams not the most outstanding matches. When, say, it is necessary to do without someone from leaders. CSKA on Wednesday did not have David Vanterpula who has left from - for knee traumas. But to compensate its loss to soldiers it was possible much better, than Siena - loss of centre Benzhamina Eze and defender Duejna Vudvorda, also passing a match from - for traumas.
however, first the skilled centre of owners of Roberto Kjachig successfully enough operated under a ring against David Andersen strongly conceding to it physically. In many respects thanks to actions of Kjachiga in attack long it was not possible to soldiers to be developed. To intercept the initiative basketball players of CSKA have managed only in a first half ending when they have as much as possible excited rate and at last began to use the bargaining chip - fast breaks. In total for pair minutes in the end of second half soldiers have provided to themselves a comfortable separation - 39:30 - before the big break.
in the beginning of the third quarter the impression was made that CSKA supervises a situation. But Siena was not going to surrender and has soon answered with almost same jerk: advantage of soldiers in 12 points has quickly thawed. And when simultaneously with a siren the defender of Italians Justin Hemilton has managed to get almost from the platform middle, Italians have come forward - 54:53.
It became disturbing. Soldiers, appear, here - here will become nervous - at them on - former was not too got on in an attack, and at some players and did not go at all: John Robert Holden often, but unsuccessfully tried to open the personal account in a match (as a result it and did not manage to type any point for 28 minutes spent on a platform), and almost not mistaken Sergey Panov has made any more the oversight first in this meeting. But neither players, nor Messina separate failures did not confuse the head coach of soldiers of Ettore. The instructor with might and main used “ a long bench “ CSKA and very often changed players. And as a result has found those who could rectify situation. Once again excellent sniper qualities were shown by Tradzhan Lengdon. And Teodoros Papalukas has once again convinced that has definitively typed the form after the recession which has followed a victory in the European championship., On the contrary, Italians as a result have become nervous. To oppose something to visitors last minutes meetings they could not any more.
this victory has allowed CSKA to keep the second place in group C. Now participants of Euroleague will leave on fortnight Christmas vacation. The first match in new year of CSKA will spend in Moscow on January, 4th with the leader of group Greek Panathinaikos - the chance will take one more revenge for defeat in the season beginning from soldiers.