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Zenit loses in a VTB League season-opener to UNICS

2 October 2022
Zenit loses in a VTB League season-opener to UNICS

Opening game of the VTB United League season was very tough and the outcome was not the one expected by the fans in Saint Petersburg. Zenit lost to UNICS Kazan – 79:82.

Both first and seconds halves very very competitive. The brightest moment of the first one was 5 threes made by Igor Volkhin who scored 18 pts before the halftime. But unfortunately he didn’t score at all in the second half, and the team sometimes lacked some offensive weapons. The third quarter was crucial as UNICS grabbed the lead and was defending it for the rest of the game.

As a result, Thomas Hertel had a chance to send the game to the overtime with the buzzer-beater, but the French point guard missed the shot. We lose to UNICS and start the season with a home upset.

The net game is against Parma Perm scheduled on October, 8th. It’s an away game.