FC Porto Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, UEFA Champions League 2011: Zenit Draw To Go Through

FC Porto vs. Zenit St. Petersburg is one of the biggest UEFA Champions League matches on Tuesday, with both teams in control of their own destiny.

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FC Porto Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Zenit Through On 0-0 Draw

Zenit St. Petersburg are through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a 0-0 draw at Estadio do Dragao against FC Porto. Coming into the match, APOEL Nicosia had already qualified, while Porto needed a victory to advance. Without leading scorer Alexander Kerzhakov, Luciano Spalletti understandably played for the draw in a tough road match and got it, denying Porto clear-cut scoring opportunities.

The visitors occasionally took their chances on the counter, but were more concerned with keeping their shape and didn't produce a single shot on target in the match. Porto had plenty of shots and almost two-thirds of the possession, but the majority of their shots were desperate long shots.

Goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev was brilliant on the night, making a couple of great saves, but most of his saves were very comfortable as Zenit's back line did their job well. 

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FC Porto Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Lineups

While Valencia and Chelsea are playing in Tuesday's biggest match, FC Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg are playing in a match that is just as meaningful. APOEL Nicosia is through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, while Shakhtar Donetsk is out. One of these teams will go through, the other will not. Zenit needs just a draw to go through, while Porto needs to win. The Dragons are playing an unchanged team, with Hulk as a center forward instead of a right forward. Zenit have not selected either of their true center forwards and Danko Lazovic, more commonly a wide forward, should occupy that space. Here are the lineups.

FC Porto Lineup (4-3-3): Helton; Álvaro Pereira, Rolando, Otamendi, Maicon; Fernando, João Moutinho, Defour; J. Rodriguez; Hulk, Djalma

Zenit St. Petersburg Lineup (4-3-3): Malafeev; Criscito, Lombaerts, Hubočan, Anyukov; Denisov, Semak, Shirokov; Faizulin, Lazovic, Danny

Kickoff is at 2:45 pm ET, 7:45 pm GMT.

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FC Porto Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, UEFA Champions League 2011: Dragons Surprisingly In Need Of Victory

FC Porto vs. Zenit St. Petersburg is one of the biggest UEFA Champions League matches on Tuesday, with both teams in control of their own destiny.

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