Nov 6, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Petrovsky Stadium
ZenitZenit St Petersburg
1-1
Porto
Hulk (28')
Shatov (85'), Zyryanov (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Gonzalez (23')
Fernando (56'), Sandro (61')

Preview: Zenit St Petersburg vs. Porto

Preview: Zenit vs. Porto
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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League meeting between Zenit St Petersburg and Porto in Russia.

Zenit St Petersburg can take a big step towards the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday when they play host to Porto in Group G.

The Russians are currently in second place in the table, one point above Porto and five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

However, victory for Porto would see the Portuguese champions put themselves back in contention to qualify for the last 16.

Zenit earned a late 1-0 win when the teams met at the Estadio do Dragao two weeks ago.

Axel Witsel misses the match through suspension for the home side, while the visitors are without the banned Hector Herrera.

Recent form

Zenit: WWWWLD

Porto: LWWLWD

Possible starting lineups

Zenit: Lodygin; Smolnikov, Neto, Lombaerts, Criscito; Faizulin, Shirokov, Shatov; Arshavin, Danny; Hulk

Porto: Helton; Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo, Sandro; Gonzalez, Fernando, Ghilas, Varela; Martinez, Pereira

Sports Mole says: 2-2

Italian referee Paolo Tagliavento shows the red card to Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match FC Porto vs Zenit at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on October 22, 2013
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