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Match facts: Dortmund v Zenit

Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 2.45CET
Match facts: Dortmund v Zenit
Zenit's José Rondón (left) and Dortmund full-back Marcel Schmelzer ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 2.45CET

Match facts: Dortmund v Zenit

Dortmund

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• Sven Bender and Robert Lewandowski are both a yellow card away from a suspension.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: Manuel Friedrich, Miloš Jojić (FK Partizan)
• Out: Jakub Błaszczykowski, Koray Günter (Galatasaray AŞ)

General information
• Jojić scored his second goal in three substitute appearances for the club on Saturday – he has only had three shots – but could not prevent Dortmund going to their first home defeat by VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in 16 years. Gladbach were down to ten men for the last 21 minutes.

• The Schwarzgelben have won seven of their last nine matches in all competitions.

• Sebastian Kehl's first goal since 14 April 2012 earned Dortmund a 1-0 victory at SC Freiburg on 9 March.

• Lewandowski has scored six goals in his last seven outings.

• Mats Hummels, who sat out February with an ankle problem, scored on his return on 1 March in a 3-0 home win against 1. FC Nürnberg. It was Jürgen Klopp's 112th victory as BVB coach, passing Ottmar Hitzfeld's club record.

• Bender picked up a groin injury on 22 February and could be out for ten weeks. İlkay Gündoğan has been sidelined since mid-August due to compression of the spine. Marco Reus has missed the last two games with a muscular problem. Neven Subotić suffered knee ligament damage on 9 November and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Błaszczykowski will not play again this term after sustaining a knee injury against FC Augsburg on 25 January.

• Lewandowski will join FC Bayern München when his Dortmund contract expires on 1 July, when Sunderland AFC's South Korea forward Ji Dong-won will link up with Klopp's men on a four-year deal.

Zenit

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• Aleksandr Kerzhakov has registered 28 goals in Europe and is the all-time top scorer in UEFA club competition from the former Soviet republics. Oleh Blokhin is second with 26.

• Viktor Fayzulin, Tomáš Hubočan, Igor Smolnikov and Hulk are all within a booking of a ban.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: José Rondón (FC Rubin Kazan), Maksim Karpov, Ramil Sheydaev
• Out: Aleksandr Bukharov (FC Anji Makhachkala, loan), Vladimir Bystrov (FC Anji Makhachkala, loan)

General information
• On Tuesday, Zenit named 36-year-old Portuguese coach André Villas-Boas as Luciano Spalletti's successor. The former FC Porto, Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC trainer will be unveiled on Thursday.

• On 9 March, Zenit drew 0-0 at home with FC Tom Tomsk in their first Premier-Liga game of 2014. They were replaced as leaders by FC Lokomotiv Moskva the following day, prompting the club to dismiss Spalletti and appoint former Russia midfielder Sergei Semak, 38, on an interim basis.

• Zenit have won just once in 12 outings dating back to October, losing 1-0 at PFC CSKA Moskva on Saturday.

• Prior to defeating FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast on 6 December, Zenit had gone seven games without a victory – their worst run since 1999/2000.

• Aleksandr Ryazantsev, a January signing from Rubin and not registered for the UEFA Champions League, made his Zenit debut against Tom. 

• Roman Shirokov, scorer of five goals in ten league games this term, joined FC Krasnodar on loan on 28 February. 

• Danny has registered 13 goals in all competitions this season; he managed four in 2012/13.

Last updated: 18/03/14 9.48CET

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