(Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting line-ups for Wednesday night’s Group G Champions League matchup between Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Porto at Petrovski Stadium.
Zenit St Petersburg are sitting second in the group with four points, while FC Porto are right behind them on three points, with both teams winning just once thus far in the group stage.
Former Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin starts on the bench for Zenit, but the likes of Hulk, Danny and Oleg Shatov are all in the starting team.
Domenico Criscito, Roman Shirokov, Axel Witsel and Viktor Fayzulin start as well for the home side, which won 1-0 when these two teams last met on Oct. 23 on Matchday 3 at Estadio do Dragao.
For Porto, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala who have both been linked to Manchester United, start at the back.
Zenit St Petersburg v FC Porto
Zenit St Petersburg: Lodigin, Ansaldi, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito, Shirokov, Witsel, Faitzulin, Shatov, Danny, Hulk.
Subs: Baburin, Kerzhakov, Luis Neto, Zyryanov, Aniukov, Arshavin, Tymoschuk
FC Porto: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Fernando, Gonzalez, Defour, Josue, Martinez, Varela
Subs: Fabiano, Maicon, Ghilas, Reyes, Lica, Ricardo, Agu
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)