ZENIT ST PETERSBURG vs BORUSSIA DORTMUND Watch Live Stream Online & Listen: 2014 UEFA Champions League Live Coverage
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 continues today when defending champion Borussia Dortmund takes the pitch against Zenit St. Petersburgh at Petrovski Stadium. Live stream the action by clicking this link.
Dortmund hasn't seemed so invincible this year, struggling in Bundesliga, but they still have high hopes for the Champions league. "We don't have a chance in the league any more. But why would we write off our chances in the other two competitions before we've been knocked out?" coach Jürgen Klopp.
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Injuries have contributed to Dortmund's issues, as Ilkay Gundogan, and Sven Bender are out among others. "My priority for 2014 is to have my team complete the second half of the season in better physical shape," Klopp said. "We've been hardly recognizable due to all our injuries. We're strong when we have everyone fit, and even when we don't have everyone fit we still have the desire.
"We've proved that and that's why we're in a relatively good position. We want to make the most of it."
Zenit hasn't had the success Dortmund has in Champions League this year, but they've had ample time to prepare an attack. "The Zenit management are very ambitious people," said coach Luciano Spalletti.
"They set high goals and we strive to meet them. "I've told my players that we have a rare opportunity not just to write a chapter in our history, but to put the title on the cover story of Zenit.
"The Champions League commands a lot of effort and attention. Behind us, we have a big city and a huge number of fans who care about the club."
To do that they must rely on the creativity of Hulk, who is tied for the team lead in goals (2), is the team's leader in assists (2), as well as yellow cards (2).