This Group H match features Zenit St. Petersburg of squaring off against Austrian side, Austria Vienna. Group H is also home to FC Porto and Atletico Madrid. Both these teams suffered losses in their first game in group stage action. They’ll both be looking for their first win and a chance to get back into the race for one of those top two spots.
Zenit’s coach made a controversial decision to field a full squad against Spartak just three days ahead of the Champions League game.
“We all play in the Russian League in order to make it to the Champions League tournament the following year,” Zenit St Petersburg forward Andrey Arshavin said, via ESPN FC.
“And that’s why we went through qualification this year.
“In terms of our physical shape, everything’s alright too. Zenit will be very strong.”
Date: October 1
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Stadium: Petrovski Stadium
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
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