Zenit, Xavi Pascual emerge victorious against Barcelona

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Zenit St.Petersburg improved its record to 2-0 in the Euroleague, after their 74-70 victory over Barcelona. The team from Russia emerged victorious edging the Spanish club in the last minute of regulation.

Alex Poythress led the winners in two statistical categories putting up a team-high 16 points along with 11 rebounds. Billy Baron added 16 poinnts for Zenit, who are having an impressive start in the competition under Xavi Pascual.

The former Barcelona coach saw his team return from a five-point (63-68) deficit in the last three minutes to win the game against the Spanish giant.

For the Catalans, Nikola Mirotic had 14 points in his team’s disappointing loss. Zenit outrebounded (33-26) Barcelona and continued its impressive start with the second consecutive win.