Players of the Russian «Zenit» (St. Petersburg) in group C will meet With the Portuguese Benfica (Lisbon), German «Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco, who plays in the French League, in the Champions League. The draw for the match took place on Thursday in Monte Carlo.
The first matches of the group matches will be held on 16-17 September.
Zenit went out in the group stage of the Champions League, having two stages of qualification. In the 3rd qualifying round Fixtures in the amount of 2 matches surpassed Cyprus AYOL (0: 1 and 3: 0 at home), and in the play-off round blue-white-blue defeated Belgian standard (1: 0 and 3: 0). Their Home games UEFA Champions League Zenit will hold at the stadium «Petrovsky».
The best result of «Zenit» in the history of performances in the Champions League is output in the 1/8 finals. St. Petersburg twice out of the group — in the season-2011/12 and 2013/14. In the first case, Zenit lost to the Portuguese Benfica (3: 2 at home and 0: 2 away), and this spring the Russian club was defeated Borussia Dortmund (2: 4 at home and 2-1 away).
The players of CSKA will play in group E of the Champions League season 2014/15 With German Bayern, English Manchester city and Roma.
CSKA starts the way in the Champions League this season straight To the group stage as the champion of Russia-2013/14. Home matches of the main European competition, the army will conduct on the field, «Arena Khimki» and the first meeting will be held in an empty stadium. So the club had been punished by UEFA for the demonstration of his fans Nazi symbols during the final tournament group stage UEFA Champions League 2013/14 away against Czech Viktoria Plzen».
The highest achievement in the history of CSKA in the Champions League is the output of the 1/4 final match of the 2009-10 season. Then the path to the semi-finals the team was blocked by inter Milan, scoring victories in both matches With the same score 1: 0
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