Málaga 3 vs Zenit 0 Live Stream
Zinit and Malaga will begin this evening the match in group C. They are in the same group with Milan and Anderlecht. Today, therefore, all the teams want to take the necessary points.
Malaga has experienced many unpleasant moments during the summer, when it was talked about the possible failure of governing body in the financing future of the club. However, the big number of Malaga’s players were not sold and made their way through the qualification to the Champions League. Also the Spanish team has made a good start in La Liga.
In the match against Zenit Manuel Pellegrini will not be able to count on the team’s leader central midfielder Toulalan. There is no direct replacement for the injured Frenchman. So, in the last round of the Spanish championship against Levante Eliseo acted in his position. Malaga won 3-1.
Luciano Spalletti also has problems. First, the team after a great start lost two of the last three league games, including Friday’s home-game against Terek. In addition, a number of players of the team did not go to Malaga. Danny is injured for a long time, Semak does not often play, and there is somebody to replace Criscito. Against Terek we saw the left-back Yanbaev, but today we can expect Gubochan.
Also in the line-up will be a place for Hulk. Maybe he is not ready to fully integrate into the Zenit-team, but he can divert attention of defenders better than any other player.
Málaga lineup: Caballero, Sanchez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal, Camacho, Joaquin, Isco, Portillo, Eliseu, Saviola.
Last three games:
Málaga 3 – Levante UD 1;
Zaragoza 0 – Málaga 1;
Panathinaikos 0 – Málaga 0.
Zenit lineup: Malafyev, Anyukov, Alves, Lombaerts, Yanbaev, Zyryanov, Denisov, Shirokov, Faizulin, Kerzhakov, Hulk.
Last three games:
Zenit 0 – Terek Grozny 2;
FC Mordovia Saransk 0 – Zenit 3;
Zenit 1 – Rubin 2.