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Borussia Dortmund v Zenit St Petersburg factfile

18 Mar 2014 01:16:52

Borussia Dortmund v Zenit St Petersburg factfile

Factfile on Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St Petersburg ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Form: Dortmund are enduring an inconsistent season in the Bundsliga and Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach was their seventh defeat of the season. They are second in the table, but lie some 23 points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp's side are however into the semi-finals of the German Cup and are well-placed to progress to the last eight in the Champions League after a 4-2 win in the first leg in St Petersburg last month. Zenit responded to that and a 0-0 draw with Tom Tomsk in their first league game of 2014 by sacking Italian coach Luciano Spalletti. Former Russia captain Sergei Semak took charge for the 1-0 away defeat to CSKA Moscow at the weekend, which left Zenit three points behind Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.

Coaches:

Dortmund - Jurgen Klopp (GER) -- age -- 46

Zenit - Sergei Semak (RUS) -- age -- 38

Leading scorers in all competitions

Dortmund - Robert Lewandowski (22 goals)

Zenit - Hulk, Danny (both 13 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Dortmund - Second in the Bundesliga, one point ahead of Schalke 04 and 23 points behind leaders Bayern Munich

Zenit - Second in the Russian Premier League after 21 games, three points behind leaders Lokomotiv Moscow

Group stage performances:

Dortmund - winners of Group F ahead of Arsenal

Zenit - second in Group G behind Atletico Madrid

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Dortmund - winners 1997

Zenit - second round 1985/86, round of 16 2011/12

Other honours:

Dortmund - 8 x German champions, 3 x German Cup winners, 1 Cup Winners' Cup winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Zenit - 3 x Russian champions, 2 x Russian Cup winners, 1 x Soviet champions, 1 x Soviet Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings: None


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