Zenit St. Petersburg were in a tough group in the first round of UEFA Champions League play. They managed to advance to the round of 16 only to face last year’s runner up, Borussia Dortmund. Zenit hosts the first leg of the two game series.
“Dortmund are a very strong team who last year played in the Champions League final – that says a lot,” Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said, via comments distributed by UEFA. “In the Bundesliga there is one team out in front: Bayern München. Dortmund are fighting for second place in one of the strongest European leagues.
“The Champions League commands a lot of effort and attention and can affect the preceding game or the one that follows. We are working to keep pace and, in time, grow and improve. Behind us we have a big city and a huge number of fans who care about the club.
“The Zenit management are very ambitious people. They set high goals and we strive to meet them. I’ve told my players we have a rare opportunity to not just write a chapter in our history, but to put the title on the cover story of Zenit.”
Date: Tuesday, February 25
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Stadium: Stadion Petrovskij
TV Info: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
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