Benfica Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Lineups

With a one-goal lead, Zenit St. Petersburg appear to be setting up to defend against Benfica. Though the home side has two away goals to their credit -- meaning that a 1-0 or 2-1 win sees them through -- Zenit's lineup is a slightly conservative one. Benfica are without the suspended Pablo Aimar and the injured Ezequiel Garay, two big losses. They are replaced by Bruno Cesar and Jardel. The entire line of three behind Oscar Cardozo is made up of players that can play wide or centrally, so they may not line up as listed and may change positions throughout the match.

Benfica Lineup (4-2-3-1): Artur; Emerson, Luisao, Jardel, Maxi Pereira; Javi Garcia, Witsel; Rodrigo, Bruno Cesar, Gaitan; Cardozo

Zenit St. Petersburg Lineup (4-3-3): Malafeev; Criscito, Lombaerts, Hubocan, Anyukov; Denisov, Zyryanov, Shirokov; Semak, Kerzhakov, Bystrov

Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local time from Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. You can catch it on FOX Sports Net local affiliates in the USA and Sky Sports in the UK.

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