The head coach of Zenit, Vasily Karasev was forced to stay in St. Petersburg for health reasons and the team was led by Andrew Tsypachev. After the first quater Zenit held a slight advantage over the German club 21:17. In the second desyatiminutka Ludwigsburg took the lead with both teams experiencing problems with the performance of their three-pointers and free throws.
Zenit allowed their opponents to take an unpleasant gap of 8 points -. 45:37 at half time. The Zenit coaching staff made many changes in an attempt to alter the game. the speed and freshness of the young defender, Reel revived the team, but not for long. Zenit continued to lose the ball at their ring and gave too much space to the Germans.
Ludwigsburg continued to add to the scoreboard, as they won rebounds and quickly went from defense to attack, The Germans gave the audience some beautiful and successful attacks and unfortunately for Zenit the match concluded with the German team winning 85:72.
Despite the defeat, Zenit remained onn top of the group and reached the last 32 of the Eurocup. Where Zenit will meet Nizhny Novgorod, who qualified in second place in the group by beating Israeli side Maccabi 95:84.