The team from Lisbon and Saint-Petersburg meet for the third time in history. Two meetings were held in the 1/8 finals of Champions League 2011/12. Then Zenit players in his field have achieved victory with the score 3: 2, and on the road lost 0: 2. In the quarter-finals Benfica lost to future winner of the match English Chelsea.
Benfica: Moraes Arthur, LuisГЈo, Maximiliano Pereira, Nivaldo Gardel, Eliza, Andreas Samaris, Nicolas Gaitan, Eduardo Salvio, Enzo Perez, Anderson Taliska, Rodrigo Lima
Zenit: Yuri Lodygin, Domenico Criscito, Nicolas Lombaerts, Igor Smolnikov, Ezequiel Garay, Oleg Shatov, Midfielder Javi Garcia, Axel Witsel, Miguel Danny, Hulk, Jose Salomon RondГіn
A match between the current champion of Portugal and Vice-champion of Russia will be served by a team of Norwegian judges headed by Svein-Moena.
Good evening, dear football fans! Starts a text-based online broadcast of the first tournament St. Petersburg «Zenith» in the group stage of the Champions League. Russian club starts performance in group C of the main European Cup match away leg against Portuguese «Benfica». The starting whistle will sound at 22: 45 GMT
- Russian Zenit will play With the Portuguese Benfica football game of the Champions League
- Zenit will hold a meeting With Benfica, Bayer and Monaco in the group stage of the Champions League
- Coach: players Benfica prepared For the fact that the Hulk will be released from the first minute in the game LCH
- Danny: the Zenith will help the experience of the players who competed in the championship of Portugal
- Players of Zenit away in the most defeated Benfica in the Champions League game