Zalgiris Kaunas and FC Barcelona meet in the seventh round of EuroLeague which will be played at Zalgiris Arena. Since a lot of other teams have already played their respective matches of this round, this is an opportunity for both the teams to make some grounds on the points table. Barcelona lost their top spot to Olimpia Milano after the Italian outfit’s win over Saski Baskonuia, while with Zalgiris also lost some places due to the win for Real Madrid.
That said, the hosts will look at their previous game to draw some confidence as they scripted perhaps the best comeback oft he season. With just 1 minute remaining in the regulation time, Zalgiris were trailing by 7 points but somehow managed to win by three points. It shows that the team is ready to fight for everything and that’s why they will be a tough opponent even for the in-form FC Barcelona.
Talking about the visitors, they were the only unbeaten side in the league before hitting the road to face Olimpia Milano. But the Italian outfit completely outclassed and outmuscled their Spanish counterpart in the 83-70 win in the sixth round. Milan now sits at the top of the table, but Barca can reclaim the summit with an away win over Zalgiris.
Teams: Zalgiris Kaunas vs FC Barcelona
Match Timing: November 08, 11:30 PM
Venue: Zalgiris Arena
What is the team news – Zalgiris Kaunas vs FC Barcelona:
Zalgiris: The hosts are fretting over the fitness of Marius Grigonis who suffered a foot injury in last week’s EuroLeague encounter against Turkish side Fenerbahce. He will be monitored before the game.
In addition, Laurynas Birutis remains sidelined with a knee injury, but Rokas Jokubaitis could be involved here after returning to practice this week following a recovery from a thumb injury. Alex Perez has been declared fit and will be involved here.
FC Barcelona: Thomas Heurtel remains pout for Barca and is joined by Victor Claver in the treatment room after the latter picked up an injury in the last round. He is expected to be out for the net 4-6 weeks. Pau Ribas remains questionable and will be monitored before the game.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs FC Barcelona:
Zalgiris: Marius Grigonis, Edgaras Ulanovas, Alex Perez, Paulius Jankunas, Jock Landale
Barcelona: Cory Higgins, Nikola Mirotic, Victor Claver, Brandon Davies, Adam Hanga
Zalgiris: Thomas Walkup, Alex Perez, Lukas Lekavicius, Nigel Hayes, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Karolis Lukosiunas, Arturas Milaknis, Martinas Geben, Zach LeDay, Jock Landale, Marius Grigonis, Kerr Kriisa, Edgaras Ulanovas
Barcelona: Alex Abrines, Leandro Bolmaro, Victor Claver, Brandon Davies, Malcolm Davies, Adam Hanga, Cory Higgins, Kyle Kuric, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi, Pau Ribas, Rolands Smits, Ante Tomic
AXE vs KB DREAM11 teams:
PG: M Delaney
SG: K Kuric
SF: A Hanga
PF: N Mirotic, N Hayes, P Jankunas
C: B Davies (SP), Z LeDay
PG: M Delaney
SG: K Kuric, C Higgins, M Grigonis
SF: E Ulanovas
PF: N Mirotic, N Hayes
C: B Davies (SP)