After an equal match in the beginning of the championship between rivals, CSKA from the first minute showed that this time they are tuned to "Parma" seriously. Starting throw-in and Aaron Jackson like lightning accelerates the attack of the army, bringing the ball to Kyle Hines and a throw from the top. In the next possession, "PARMA" responded in the face of Ivan Nelyubov, but, unfortunately, this hit was the last in the next five minutes of playing time. What can not be said about the current Euroleague champions: the team of Dimitris Itudis controlled the game at both ends of the site and dominated all aspects of the game. The dash 9-2 in favor of the red and blue after the first minutes of the game. But "PARMA" "showed teeth" and Maxim Dybovsky in beautiful style scores two points. After two more successful attacks by the army club , Vyacheslav Shushakov was forced to take a time-out. After talking with the coach, all the same Dybovsky scored two points with a foul and begins the pursuit. On the court, a real fight ensued, and desperate throws for the ball - that's confirmation. Successful defense, three-pointer from Ivan Ukhov and already Dimitris Itudis was forced to take a minute time out. After that, CSKA players no longer gave the opportunity to get close to the score, only increasing the gap, making the difference two-digit. 13-28 in favor of CSKA after first quarter.
The second period began with two quick breaks of the Euroleague champions, to which "PARMA" again responded by hitting Maxim Dybowski. Team playing in the defense of the army did not allow to conduct full, meaningful attacks of "PARMA". And if the debutant of the VTB United League was mainly attacking in the positional attack, using all 24 seconds, then the more experienced opponent ran, mostly in quick detachments and spent much less time on the throw. By the way, these throws were much more accurate. The picture of the game did not change. The role of the leader in the composition of our team tried to take on Ivan Ukhov, and for a while he did it. Two distant precise "tree" by Sasha Zagorac. But, if "PARMA" scored even beautiful balls from a long distance, CSKA was much more reliable and effective. 29-55. Confident leadership of the best team of Europe over the less experienced beginner.
After a long break, the account was opened by Kyle Hines dunk, after which it seemed that the ring in the UMM "Hammer" would have to be changed. But our basketball players also did not forget to play beautifully and to please more than seven thousand spectators who came to support "Parma". So, for example, the first points in the second half of the "PARMA" players were scored after the alley-fall, and a little later, with the cutting pass, Jordan Callahan made it possible for Ivan Nelyubov to test the "Molot" ring for strength. CSKA slightly lowered the pace of the game, and the game evened. It is worth to pay tribute to the army man: leading a large number of points in the account, they continued to respect "PARM" and play with them in full force. Starting to put pressure on the entire area and using "traps", CSKA players forced our first numbers to make several losses, which resulted in quick breaks and light points. Meanwhile, PARMA learned from its mistakes in the course of the game, and at the end of the period the pressure did not bring so much trouble, but CSKA continued to dominate, and the difference in the score - to increase. 45:81 after three periods.
Domagoj Samac scored two points in the aisle with the final ten minutes, but the Croatian forward of "PARMA" CSKA responded with several points in a row Vitaly Fridzon, who repeatedly attacked from behind the arc, taking out branded "pistols". On Fridzon's activity, Vyacheslav Shushakov reacted with a timeout. Both teams attacked each other with a positional attack. Yes, the level and experience of CSKA exceeded the more "young" opponent in the face of "PARMA". The movement of the ball and the athleticism of CSKA players sometimes made even the Permian fans "moan". Yes, and Vitaly Fridzon was not going to clean the "pistols". But, "PARMA" first appeared on the court in front of his fans native Berezniki - Ivan Maltsev.
The match ended with a score of 55: 116 in favor of CSKA. But for "PARMA" this game has become an excellent lesson. Against the strongest team in Europe was played by the guys, many of whom used to be able to watch CSKA only with the TV screen, and now they have the opportunity to test their strength in the game. The landmark is visible, there is much to strive for and what to work on.