Barça and Zenit of Saint Petersburg faces are seen in the third game of the series to the best of five games in the Euroleague quarter-finals. The culé team has to recover the lost field factor against the Russians, where with 1-1 although the tie is open, the Blaugrana team needs to win to regain control.
The team of Sarunas Jasikevicius has not shown a good level in this series so far, where he was close to being against the ropes in the second game, which he won 81-78 in extra time, where two defensive actions by Adam Hanga they were fundamental to take the victory.
In the first meeting, the Zenit stormed the Palau Blaugrana, supported by a great first half, where he won 74-76. Until now Nikola Mirotic is not being the protagonist in the series and needs to react to give a bonus to his team, which is counting on a notable Brandon davies.
The Barca seek to return to the Final four and for this he wants to start strongly in Russia to get back ahead in the tie. The culé team chose to rotate the weekend in Endesa League, on his visit to the pavilion at Morabanc Andorra, which he beat by a clear 63-79.
While the Barça You already know what it is to win a title, since you have conquered the Copa del Rey (defeated Real Madrid 73-88), also aspires to conquer the Endesa League, where right now he is second in the regular phase behind the Real Madrid, in addition to having as a great objective to re-conquer the Euroleague, a milestone that has resisted them since 2010, precisely when Xavi EasterHe was on the Blaugrana bench.
The Saint Petersburg Zenith It has the Catalan coach in its ranks and so far is dominating the series with his board. As it was possible in the regular phase, with the direct confrontations, the Zenith in short markers he handles very well, since he won in the first round by 74-70 in St. Petersburg. Kevin Pangos he’s doing a lot of damage and he’s always been close on the scoreboard.
In the second round, the Barça was imposed with suffering in the Palau Blaugrana al Zenit de Saint Petersburg by 85-81. Up to four players reached double digits in scoring, with Brandon davies with 18 points, Kyle kuric with 16, both seconded by Nikola Mirotic and Cory Higins, with 14 each.
In the four games played so far they have been decided by four points or less, which shows that there is great competition between both teams.
When do you play Zenit – Barça?
The game is played today, Wednesday, April 28, at 19.00 hours
Where to see the Zenit – Barça?
The encounter can be seen through DAZN, platform that relays the Euroleague exclusively in Spain. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.