Zent St Petersburg v Monaco (Champions League round 2) 01/10/2014 20:00 Moscow time
Zenit who are currently in 1st place in their Champions League group will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Group.
A win here and Zenit will be 3 points clear of 2nd place after just 2 matches and if for example the Bayern Leverkusen v Benfica match finishes in draw, Zenit will be 5 points clear of a qualification place.
Zenit's 13 match winning run came to an end yesterday with a 0-0 draw v Spartak, Monaco lost 0-1 at home to Nice.
Team news - The only player currently looking at being ruled out is Kerzhakov due to issue with not getting any playing time. Zenit had a whole host of injuries and it looks like Danny, Smolynkov and Witsel all featured yesterday, with no Russian limit, Zenit will do an upgrade in midfield with Witsel taking Fayzulin's place.
The match is also vital for European co-efficents, other than Spain, Russia have the most co-efficient posts this season of any other team in the top 15. We currently are sitting in 6th place and increasing our lead over France who are 7th. This is so important to get our 3 Champions League places back.
Let's go Zenit!