Feb 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Petrovsky Stadium
ZenitZenit St Petersburg
2-4
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Shatov (57'), Hulk (69' pen.)
Anyukov (54'), Faizulin (81')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Mkhitaryan (4'), Reus (5'), Lewandowski (61', 71')
Piszczek (69')

Preview: Zenit St Petersburg vs. Borussia Dortmund

Sports Mole looks ahead to Borussia Dortmund's clash with Zenit St Petersburg in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund travel to Russia on Tuesday to face Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.

The German side managed to finish above Arsenal on goal difference in Group F, while Zenit sneaked into the knockout stage by finishing behind Atletico Madrid in Group G.

Domestically, Dortmund's season is already looking in tatters as they sit 10 points behind rivals Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table.

In contrast, Zenit are on course for a fifth Russian Premier League title thanks to a narrow lead at the top of the standings.

Tuesday's clash will be the first time that the two sides have met in a competitive fixture.

Ilkay Gundogan remains sidelined for the visitors, while Neven Subotic is also unavailable through injury.

Zenit have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match.

Recent form

Zenit: WLLWLW

Dortmund: WWWWWL

Possible starting lineups

Zenit: Lodygin; Ansaldi, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito; Faizulin, Witsel, Shirokov, Zyryanov, Hulk; Kerzhakov

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Friedrich, Papastathopoulos, Schmelzer; Aubameyang, Bender, Sahin, Grosskreutz; Mkhitaryan; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 0-2

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