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Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund: live




Marksmen: Zenit’s Brazilian striker Hulk and his Dortmund counterpart Robert Lewandowski Photo: GETTY IMAGES





Last season’s beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund will look to continue their
good recent form when they travel to Russia to face Zenit. Jurgen Klopp’s
side were excellent in winning Group F ahead of Arsenal and yet have not
been able to challenge runaway leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this
season.

Their inconsistent domestic form was highlighted on Saturday as they slipped
to their first defeat of 2014, 3-0 to a previously totally out of form
Hamburg side. Fortunately for them Zenit may be a little rusty having not
played a competitive game since the Russian Premier League signed off in
December for its winter break.

Luciano Spalletti’s side has been strenghtened since then with the big-money
signing of Venezuela striker Jose Salomon Rondon from Rubin Kazan.

Coaches

Zenit – Luciano Spalletti (ITA) – age – 55
Dortmund – Jurgen Klopp (GER) – age – 46

Leading scorers in all competitions

Zenit – Hulk (11 goals)
Dortmund – Robert Lewandowski (19 goals)

Domestic league performance

Zenit – Top of the Russian Premier League after 19 games, but level on points
with Lokomotiv Moscow in second
Dortmund – Third in the Bundesliga, one point behind Bayer Leverkusen and 20
points behind leaders Bayern Munich

Group stage performances

Zenit – second in Group G behind Atletico Madrid
Dortmund – winners of Group F ahead of Arsenal

European Cup/Champions League best performances

Zenit – second round 1985/86, round of 16 2011/12
Dortmund – winners 1997

Other honours

Zenit – 3 x Russian champions, 2 x Russian Cup winners, 1 x Soviet champions,
1 x Soviet Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Dortmund – 8 x German champions, 3 x German Cup winners, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup
winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings: None


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Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund: live

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