(Sporting Alert) — Nicolas Lombaerts for Zenit St. Petersburg in tonight’s Champions League Group G clash at Petrovski Stadium against Atletico Madrid.
Zenit v Atletico Madrid
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Lombaerts returned to training from injury, but was ruled out by manager Luciano Spalletti, who in turn, decided to name the defender in his starting XI in the back line. Alexander Anyukov misses out though.
Former Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin is on the bench, while the likes of Hulk, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Roman Shirokov, Viktor Fayzulin and Axel Witsel all start tonight for the Russian side.
For Atletico Madrid, who are already qualified with 12 points from their four games, Koke, Raul Garcia and Adrian Lopez are among the starters, with likes of Diego Costa, David Villa, Diego Godín, Arda Turan, Tiago and Filipe Luis all rested.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defenders Juanfran and Toby Alderweireld all start though.
Zenit St Petersburg v Atletico Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg: Lodigin, Smolnikov, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito, Witsel, Faitzulin, Shirokov, Shatov, Hulk, Kerzhakov
Subs: Baburin, Luis Neto, Zyryanov, Arshavin, Bystrov, Tymoschuk, Khodjaniyazov
Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Alderweireld, Miranda, Insua, Rodriguez, Guilavogui, Gabi, Koke, Raul Garcia, Adrian
Subs: Aranzubia, Torres, Manquillo, Gimenez, Leo Baptistao, Hernandez, N’Doye
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)