Zenit won the first game of the Turkish Riviera Cup

6 September 2022
Zenit won the first game of the Turkish Riviera Cup

Our team is continuing preparations for the new season. During the camp in Turkey, Zenit is participating in the cup of Turkish Riviera that brought together the best teams across Turkey and Russia. From Russia, there is also CSKA Moscow, Enisey Krasnoyarsk and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar.

The first game of the competition was Zenit vs Turk Telekom Ankara. But before the game, there was a welcome event. From our club, the participants were head coach Xavi Pascual and sports director Manos Papadopolous.

Zenit started the game better and took the lead early, thanks to some triples by Kulagin and Volkhin. Our team tried to develop the lead, and succeeded – Igor Volkhin was the key player at this stage of the game. Zenit took double-digit lead and didn’t look back until the halftime – 35:47 with 20 minutes to go.

the third quarter was not the best one as the opponent managed to make a few fast breaks and got a little closer. In the last period, Turk Telekom once even took the lead, but the timeout of Xavi Pascual saved the day for Zenit – 75:71.

Onto the next one! vs Barsaspor on September, 8th.