Benfica vs Zenit.This two teams due to meet at the Estadio da Luz in group C of this season's Champions League. Both team have a great players and they have a very successful beginning of the national season. Zenit won last ten matches in national league and friendly matches. Can they keep up on the winning track after this match or Benfica can break their winning series.
Benfica are always with high ambitions when they play at home. Benfica is highly motivated and have never previously lost against a Russian club in front of their own supporters. Jorge Jesus must find adequate substitution for suspended left-back Andre Almeida. Talisca and Lima are ready for scoring but can they do that against Zenit?
Zenit midfielder Viktor Fayzulin is banned and Hulk is still not completely recovered for this match but he might play at this match. They have very good signing who can play for sure and it is Ezequiel Garay, Argentinian defender. Zenit with Andre Villas-Boas on the heal play very confident and so far it gives results. Tonight, Zenit's focus must be on defense.
Possible starting lineups:
Benfica: Moraes; Pereira, Luisao, Eliseu, Jardel; Perez, Gaitan, Salvio, Samaris; Talisca, Lima
Zenit: Lodygin; Criscito, Garay, Lombaerts, Smolnikov; Garcia, Witsel; Danny, Shatov, Hulk; Kerzhakov
We expect Benfica to win and score no more then two goals.