(Sporting Alert) — The starting lineups for the Champions League Group G clash between Zenit St. Petersburg and Austria Vienna at Petrovski Stadium are announced.
Both teams were beaten in their group opener and know that if they are to advance to knockout stage then victory in a fixture such as this is important in their ambitions.
According to stats gurus Infostrada Sports, Zenit, which were beaten 3-1 away to Atletico Madrid in the group opening game, are unbeaten in 22 of their last 23 European home matches – their last defeat coming against AC Milan last October – and they start favourites tonight claim all three points.
Included in tonight’s starting team for the home side is Brazilian forward Hulk, while Oleg Shatov, Danny, Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Axel Witsel all start the contest as well.
Former Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin has been named on the bench.
Zenit St Petersburg v FK Austria Vienna
Zenit St Petersburg: Lodigin, Aniukov, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Smolnikov, Faitzulin, Witsel, Hulk, Shatov, Danny, Kerzhakov
Subs: Baburin, Criscito, Luis Neto, Shirokov, Arshavin, Bystrov, Tymoschuk
FK Austria Vienna: Lindner, Koch, Ramsebner, Ortlechner, Suttner, Holland, Mader, Royer, Simkovic, Leovac, Hosiner
Subs: Pascal Grunwald, Rotpuller, Okotie, Jun, Murg, Spiridonovic, Kienast
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)