Cologne (SID) – When their coach Andrea Trinchieri returned, the basketball players from Bayern Munich missed a prestige win in the EuroLeague. The German cup winner lost 74:77 (41:32) to the four-time title winner CSKA Moscow in Russia and suffered a setback after three consecutive competitive games.
“We played very solidly,” said Trinchieri, who was back on the sidelines after recovering from bronchitis. But his team made “two serious mistakes”. Moscow was better in possession of the ball in a few moments.
Due to the defeat at ZSKA, fourth in the premier class last season, Bayern have five wins and seven losses. In the event of a success, Munich would have drawn level with Moscow (7: 5) for the German international Johannes Voigtmann.
Trinchieri saw a strong start for his team. The guests had everything under control by the break, but CSKA came back, took the lead 28 seconds before the end and won. Bayern’s top scorer was Darrun Hilliard (28 points), who played for ZSKA until the summer.