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UEFA Champions League

  • October 1, 2013
  • • 17:00
  • • Stadion Petrovskij, Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
  • Referee: D. Aytekin
  • • Attendance: 18705

Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Zenit 1.25 1.25 1.29 1.25 1.30
Draw 5.50 6.00 5.00 6.00 5.20
Austria Wien 12.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 12.00

Zenit St Petersburg-Austria Vienna Preview: Both sides searching for first win

Luciano Spalletti's side entertain the debutants looking to get their Champions League campaign back on track after losing to Atletico Madrid

Zenit St Petersburg and Austria Vienna will both look to open their accounts when they meet in Tuesday's Champions League encounter.

Both sides lost their opening Group G fixtures, Zenit going down 3-1 away to Atletico Madrid while Vienna's first-ever Champions League group stage outing ended in disappointment with a 1-0 home defeat to Porto.

The Russian side will be hoping to continue their good run of form at home in Europe, having won five of their last six and lost just one of their last 23 at the Petrovsky Stadium in continental action.

Vienna's last away fixture in Europe saw them defeat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in the qualifying stages.

Nenad Bjelica's side boast a decent away record in Europe, having lost just two of their last eight games on the continent.

Zenit come into the game as Russian Premier League leaders, sitting above Spartak Moscow having lost just once in their opening 11 games after a 4-2 win over the second-placed side on Saturday.

Vienna are faring less well in the Austrian Bundesliga, currently sitting fifth in the table.

Champions last year, they have struggled for consistency this season, drawing three and losing three times so far, including a 1-0 defeat to Admira Wacker on Saturday.

Vienna have been dealt a blow ahead of the game with forward Marko Stankovic ruled out for around a month with a calf injury, meaning that he will miss the trip to Zenit.

The Russians, meanwhile, will once again be led by forward Hulk, with the Brazilian in a rich vein of form having scored seven times in nine matches so far this season.


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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Dec 11, 2013 Austria Wien 4 - Zenit Saint Petersburg 1
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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Oct 1, 2013 Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 - Austria Wien 0
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Available Squads
-Yuri LodiginGoalkeeper
6Nicolas LombaertsDefender
14Tomás HubocanDefender
19Igor SmolnikovMidfielder
2Alexander AnyukovDefender
-Oleg ShatovMidfielder
20Viktor FaizulinMidfielder
28Axel WitselMidfielder
11Aleksandr KerzhakovStriker
71Egor BaburinGoalkeeper
4Domenico CriscitoDefender
-Roman ShirokovMidfielder
10Andrey ArshavinMidfielder
-Vladimir BystrovMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
13Heinz LindnerGoalkeeper
14Manuel OrtlechnerDefender
22Marin LeovacDefender
29Markus SuttnerDefender
30Fabian KochMidfielder
-Christian RamsebnerDefender
8Tomas SimkovicMidfielder
17Florian MaderMidfielder
30James HollandMidfielder
-Daniel RoyerMidfielder
-Philipp HosinerStriker
1Pascal GrünwaldGoalkeeper
-Lukas RotpullerDefender
-Thomas MurgMidfielder
29Rubin OkotieStriker
11Tomáš- JunStriker
-Srdan SpiridonovicStriker
-Roman KienastStriker

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