Zenit: Lodygin – Ansaldi, Lombaerts, Hubocan, Criscito – Fayzulin, Witsel – Hulk, Shatov, Arshavin – Rondon.
Zenit are without Portuguese playmaker Danny and midfield star Roman Shirokov who are both suffering with injuries. There are also question marks hanging over the fitness of Argentine defender Cristian Ansaldi.
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Schmelzer, Hummels, Sokratis, Piszczek – Şahin, Kehl – Reus, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang – Lewandowski.
llkay Gündoğan, Neven Subotić, Jakob Błaszczykowski and Sven Bender are all out for BVB with a long term injuries.
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The Champions League match with Dortmund will be Zenit’s first competitive fixture since December.
Zenit starters Hulk and Tomas Hubocan are both one booking away from suspension.
Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their four encounters with Russian teams, in all competitions (3 wins, 1 draw). They’ve won both away games.
Zenit’s last four home games in the Champions League have all ended in draws. They’re the only team yet to win on home soil this season in the competition among the last 16 remaining teams.
None of Dortmund’s last 10 Champions League games has ended in a draw (6 wins, 4 defeats).
Robert Lewandowski has scored or assisted 18 of BVB’s 35 goals since last season in the Champions League (14 goals, 4 assists), that’s a 51% involvement rate.