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Zenit vs Milan

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In St. Petersburg, at Stadium Petrovskij, Zenit will take Milan in the second round of the group stage of the Champions League. Zenit have been in crisis for the last time, since adding the high-profile players Hulk and Witsel to their squad, while Massimiliano Allegri’s team are in bad form after losing key players.

Both teams have a very bad start this season. The most interesting that the reasons for this are opposite. Rossoneri are in trouble with the departure of the leaders – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Antonio Cassano. Zenit, on the contrary, was a victim of too high-profile attainments. After coming of Hulk and Witsel, atmosphere in the team began to deteriorate. Igor Denisov and Alexander Kerzhakov were sent to the second team. Kerzhakov was back in the first team, but Denisov is still training with the youth squad.

In Serie A Milan plays very weakly. In the last match against Parma Rossoneri has lost points again. Zenit in the Russian championship in his field can not win for three games. In the first round of the Champions League group stage Zenit lost to Malaga and Milan failed to beat Anderlecht.

Because of the constant injuries of Alexandre Pato, AC Milan now is sorely lacking imagination and organization in attacks. A young talented striker Stefan El Shaaravi will play from the first minutes. He already had scored four goals in the Italian championship.

The injured Alexandre Pato remains out of action. Sulley Muntari and Mathieu Flamini are also doubts.

With Milan drawing against Anderlecht on Matchday 1, a positive result for Massimiliano Allegri’s side is imperative, particularly with the derby against neighbours Inter to come on Sunday.

In St. Petersburg, of course, fans are waiting for Hulk’s magic-skill.

Zenit will be looking to recuperate after astonishing 3-0 loss in Malaga. They continue playing without playmaker Danny, who remains long-term-injured.

Axel Witsel, the high-priced summer arrival from Benfica, is trying to make his European start for the Russian grand. Sergei Semak and Tomas Hubocan are also looking for the start squad.

 

Zenit line-up: Malafeev, Anyukov, B. Alves, Lombaerts, Criscito, Shirokov, Zyryanov, Denisov, Bystrov, Kerzhakov, Hulk.

Zenit

Last three matches:

Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 – Lok. Moscow 1;

Kryliya Sovetov 2 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 2;

Malaga 3 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 0.

Milan line-up: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexes, De Sciglio, De Jong, Montolivo, Nocerino, Boateng, El Shaarawy, Pazzini.

Milan

Last three matches:

Parma 1 – AC Milan 1;

AC Milan 2 – Cagliari 0;

Udinese 2 – AC Milan 1.

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