Madrid is dangerous

01.03.2016
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
The visit to the Spanish capitol was traditionally one of the most difficult ones for our team. Though the overall win-loss ratio is positive for CSKA, the victories were quite rare here. The last success by our team in Madrid is dated by 2008.

We have another tough game in our difficult group ahead of us, the game against defending champion, CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis said. In this kind of game, we have to take care about three major factors concentration, motivation and dedication to our game plan.

The Army Men hospital is not empty, unfortunately. Demetris Nichols (broken foot bone) is joined by Dmitry Kulagin who injured his ankle. Anton Astapkovich also stayed in Moscow.

Important numbers


CSKA is the Euroleagues top-scoring team with an average of 91.3 points per game. CSKA leads the league through in both three-point shots made (181) and accuracy (43.2%).

Nando De Colo leads the Euroleague in performance index rating this season with an average of 23.4 per game and in scoring with 19.1 points per game.

De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 21 of his last 22 Euroleague games.

De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last 21 Euroleague appearances.

De Colo is the Euroleagues career leader in free throw accuracy. Hes shooting 92.6 %, having made 238 free throws out of 257 attempts over 63 games for Valencia Basket and CSKA.

Milos Teodosic has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last eight Euroleague games, Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 40 of his last 41 Euroleague games.

Teodosic has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Teodosic has scored in double figures in each of his last eight Euroleague games.

Vitaly Fridzon is 27 points away from reaching the milestone of 1,000 points for his Euroleague career.

Past matchups


Wins-losses: 25-1-13

1962-63 Euroleague. Final. Real CSKA: 86-69 (-17)
1962-63 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 91-74 (+17)
1962-63 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 99-80 (+19)
1964-65 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 88-81 (+7)
1964-65 Euroleague. Final. Real CSKA: 76-62 (-14)
1968-69 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 67-69 (+2)
1968-69 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 78-89 (-11)
1968-69 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 103-99 2 (+4)
1970-71 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 73-66 (+7)
1970-71 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 58-60 (+2)
1976-77 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. Real CSKA: 92-111 (+19)
1976-77 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. CSKA Real: 113-111 (+2)
1980-81 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. Real CSKA: 104-80 (-24)
1980-81 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. CSKA Real: 85-80 (+5)
1982-83 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 90-93 (-3)
1982-83 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 91-91 (0)
1984-85 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 85-97 (-12)
1984-85 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 84-72 (-12)
1994-95 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 97-81 (-16)
1994-95 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 84-82 (+2)
1995-96 Euroleague. 3rd place game. CSKA Real: 74-73 (+1)
1997-98 Euroleague. 1st group stage. CSKA Real: 90-77 (+13)
1997-98 Euroleague. 1st group stage. Real CSKA: 101-93 (-8)
2001-02 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 77-92 (-15)
2001-02 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 82-86 (+4)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 90-75 (+15)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 80-93 (+13)
2004-05 Euroleague. Top 16: Real CSKA: 94-95 (+1)
2004-05 Euroleague. Top 16: CSKA Real: 89-73 (+16)
2005-06 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 64-52 (+12)
2005-06 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 71-80 (+9)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 54-58 (+4)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 78-82 (-4)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16. Real CSKA: 86-78 (-8)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 81-72 (+9)
2013-14 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 85-71 (+14)
2013-14 Euroleague. Top 16. Real CSKA: 93-79 (-14)
2015-16 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 95-81 (+14)

Short dossier


Real Madrid, Spain
Founded: 1931
Colors: white, blue
Home court: Barclaycard Center (15,000)
President: Florentino Perez
Head coach: Pablo Laso
Website: www.realmadrid.es
Trophy case: 9-time Euroleague champion (1963-64, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1973-74, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1994-95, 2014-15); ULEB Cup winner (2007); Korac Cup winner (1988); 4-time Saporta Cup winner (1983-84, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1996-97); 32-time Spanish champion (1956-57, 1957-58, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1999-00, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2012-13, 2014-15); 24-time Copa del Rey winner (1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993, 2012, 2015); 4-time Spanish SuperCup winner (1985, 2012, 2013, 2014); 4-time Intercontinental Cup winner (1976, 1977, 1978, 2015)

Photos
Pvel Korobkov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Lazarev (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa and Andrey Vatutin (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)