Lokomotiv Kuban vs Stelmet Zielona Góra. VTB United League. Preview

The long-awaited opening match of the 2020/21 season for Loko will take place on Saturday. The first rival of the red-greens will be Zielona Góra. Details in the preview

Loko will play first match in the 2020/21 season at home against Zielona Góra. Despite all the adventures that fell in 2020, we waited for the return of basketball to the Basket Hall and to our hearts. Get ready for the big season!

Zielona Góra, unlike the red-greens, have already managed to open the season in the VTB United League, losing to Zenit on the road. They also played five matches in the Polish Championship, winning all of them. Zielona Góra also managed to win the Polish SuperCup.

Unlike the opponents Loko will play their first match in the season, so only tomorrow they will begin to put the coaching ideas into practice. The newcomer Kevin Hervey is now not yet in Krasnodar, but Jordan Crawford is expected to debut.

Evgeny Pashutin, head coach of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

Zielona Góra is aggressive and uncompromising team. The leaders play from the throw, there are many snipers who attack with a good percentage. This is primarily about Lundberg and Ponitka. There is a strong center Grosell. We need to play aggressively in defense, to make sure that all the opponents' throws are made with resistance, we need to control the rebound, the rhythm of the game. In attack, in turn, we have to organize fast breaks, use our strengths, move the ball. We are glad that basketball is finally returning, especially the first match in front of our native fans! We will only play to win!

Mindaugas Kuzminskas, forward of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

Like we see, Zielona Góra already played seven official games, they are already in a good shape. Our preparation was not smooth, but finally we are back to practices. We are Loko and we hope to show our fans nice basketball and victory. Go, Loko!

Where to watch

The match Lokomotiv Kuban – Stelmet Zielona Góra will be held at the Basket Hall on September 26. If you were unable to come to the arena you can watch the match on the VTB United League website and at The broadcast starts at 15:55.

Also, the match can be watched on the TV Start on September 27 at 2:50 am.

Information about the rival

Founded: 1946
Arena: CRS Hall
Capacity: 5000
Team colors: green and white
Head coach: Žan Tabak

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