Russian giants Zenit entertains Danish giants FC Copenhagen in matchday 5 of the UEFA Europa League group C both sides keen to get the maximum points in an encounter that has been highly anticipated.
Zenit will be counting on their native home support to get the job done and get the maximum points in their quest to book a place in the last 32 of the European encounter.
The home side head into the clash buoyed by their 2-0 comfortable win over Rostov in the Russian Premier League and more of the same will be their top priority.
The home side head into the match in decent form having won three, drawn one and suffered one defeat in their last five matches and a win in the coming clash will see them make it three wins on the bounce.
Sergei Semak charges currently lie on the summit of the Europa League group with 8 points and a win in the coming clash could guarantee them a place in their last 32 of the competition.
FC Copenhagen travels to Russia hoping to stage an upset and sneak away with the maximum points in a hostile environment.
The visitors head into the match in high spirits after beating bitter rival Midtyylland 2-1 in the Danish Super Liga and more of the same will be the delight of their manager.
The away side have registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins, two draws and suffered one defeat in their last five matches.
The Danes currently lie third in Europa League group C standings with 5 points from matches but a win the coming clash could see them go level on points with their hosts and on course for qualification for the next round of the tournament.
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Zenit has won all the last previous meeting between the two sides.