90+3'
The referee blows for full time, and both sides will consider it a fair result, if disappointed they failed to win.
90+2'
Hulk takes, and it's easily saved by Helton.
90+1'
A Hulk cross evades Kerzhakov. Two minutes left of the game now, and it's utterly ragged. Otamendi challenges from behind on Kerzakov, and he should really be sent off.
89'
 
The corner is straight out of play. The camera cuts to Mangala on the ground. Zyryanov is booked - it was his clumsy challenge that led to it.
88'
Arshavin slips in Hulk down the right, and Mangala comes across and presses him off the ball. There are cries for a penalty, but the referee isn't interested. At the other end, Varela curls in a shot that has to be tipped over by Lodygin.
87'
 
Ghilas comes on to replace Lucho
FC Porto Substitution
86'
Hulk gets onto a ball over the top that drifted left. He eventually gets the ball into the middle, and Ansaldi finally has the ball, it bounces up invitingly, and he lashes the ball only a couple of yards wide.
84'
 
The free kick is right at the wall. Then Alex Sandro collects a long ball, and as he clears the ball, Shatov is booked for a late, sliding block that only got the man.
83'
Zenit aim a terrible ball over the top. I suggest that if both sides are happy with a draw they just agree to stop now. However, Hulk collects the ball on the edge of the area and hes bundled over by Otamendi with a trip.
82'
Lica breaks down the left and then loses the ball. Arshavin skids down the left, Hulk has it now on the right, and his cross is cleared.
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
80'
This time the corner results in a Zenit foul and the ball is cleared long by Helton. Lica then has a cross on the left wing headed away. Alex Sandro then collects, drives towards goal but can't get enough on the shot.
79'
Corner for Zenit, Hulk tips a ball over for Shatov, who wins another corner.
77'
In fact, everyone looks tired. Like they've collectively given up. No cross is beating the first man. A second after I type that, Axel Witsel skips away from a challenge, but Danilo with a tough, fair challenge absolutely cleans him out. He's down injured.
FC Porto Substitution
76'
 
Lica replaces Josue, who looked knackered.
75'
Porto attack down the left wing, but they appear to have run out of ideas. They're certainly looking tired.
72'
Josue has a free kick forty yards from goal, but his clipped ball is headed away, and hulk sets Kerzhakov free down the right. The ball is inched forward to Arshavin to burst forward, but his low shot is straight at Helton!
71'
Kerzhakov collects the ball just inside the box but his shot is way over the bar.
70'
Arshavin steams down the left, but his shot is blocked by Mangala. Fayzulin picks the ball up and is eventually crowded out.
69'
Arshavin aims a cross towards Witsel, but it's just a little too high. Jackson Martinez then gets onto a loose backpass and drives a fierce shot, palmed away by Lodygin. Otamendi heads the resulting corner over.
68'
Arshavin immediately makes a tackle on the left wing, and Porto send the ball long conceding a free kick. Zeni attack down the right wing.
67'
 
Arshavin comes on to replace Shirokov
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
65'
Portowith the ball, but unable to do anything incisive with it at the moment as Zenit are a little more solid in the second half.
64'
Alex Sandro goes past Ansaldi easily, but fires a shot over.
63'
Hulk does well to get past one challenge on the right wing, but he then promptly runs it out.
62'
Hulk has the free kick, thirty or so yards from goal. It's a diabolical free kick; way over.
61'
 
Lucho sells his forwards short, and Hulk breaks forward down the middle, but he's barged over by Alex Sandro. He's booked for the trouble.
60'
Alex Sandro has two crosses deflected away. Danilo then finds Varela, but his cross is cleared.
59'
Josue fizzes in a cross from the left but it's not anywhere near a Porto player. Things have died down a little.
58'
A Porto corner is easily cleared.
56'
 
The corner is cleared, but Porto win it back. There's not much happening except competent defending. Having said that Fernando has been booked for pushing over Shatov.
55'
Varela brings down an Alex Sandro cross, and his shot is deflected over for a corner.
54'
Varela's cross is again cleared, and Witsel starts a counter-attack. Shatov advances down the left, and his low pull-back to Hulk is cleared.
53'
Varela's cross from inside the box is hooked to the back post, but it's overhit and cleared.
52'
Saved! Zenit 2-1 Porto! Hulk converts the penalty. A slow run up and a poor, skiddy shot into the ground and Helton dives right and makes an easy stop.
51'
Porto with loose play, and Shatov gets the ball on the edge of the box. He takes a shot, and it strikes the arm of Otamendi, which is clearly raised, and Zenit have a penalty!
50'
Kerzhakov to Hulk in the middle, then laid off to Shatov on the edge of the box, but his low drive is into the side netting.
49'
Hulk is down holding his face after being sandwiched by a couple of Porto players. He wins the free kick, but they play the ball out for a throw.
48'
Helton clears up a through ball by putting his boot through it. Zenit eventually come back to attack but Porto win it back to atack down the left with Varela.
47'
Zenit win a corner after Josue flicks at Shirkhov on the left wing.
46'
Porto kick off. Will they be able to continue their domination and get the win?
45+1'
The referee blows for half time. See you in 15 minutes.
45'
The free kick is wasted. Lodygin clears to the Porto defence, and Mangala sends it long.
44'
Josue clips in a free kick, and Martinez glances on a header that bounces in front of Lodygin, who blocks and does well to claim it before anyone gets to a rebound.
43'
Varela on the left again, but he's tackled roughly and Zenit break. Shatov then passes straight to Jackson Martinez.
42'
Porto keeping the ball in defence, but Varela crosses for Martinez, but he can't get his head round the ball to get it on target.
41'
The game has died a little now. Zenit aren't especially improved, but Porto are less fluent now.
40'
Lodygin collects an overhit through ball.
39'
Zenit starting to win the ball in midfield, but now Varela has it back and Porto attack.
38'
Josue spreads the ball left to Varela, but Zenit break ends with a tame shot from Fayzulin, and Helton claims easily.
37'
Witsel plays the ball over the top but Otamendi stetches to clear it away from Shatov.
35
Josue has the chance to set Varela free on the left but he slices a shot miles wide instead.
34'
Danilo concedes a foul after being tackled by Criscito in the corner by Zenit's goal.
33'
Lucho finds Martinez on the edge of the box, he lays it off to Josue, who plays it back to Josue to sky it over from disance.
31'
Alex Sandro crosses low for Defour, but his heavy touch takes it away from immediate danger. Another cross from the left, but Defour blasts over.
30'
Porto don't look rattled by the equaliser, but they've just made a couple of daft decisions in defence and invited pressure from Zenit. They've kept the ball though, and are back on the attack.
28'
 
GOAL! Zenit 1-1 Porto! Hulk equalises. Terrible defending from Porto. A few neat passes outside the box, a slip from the central defender Mangala, and Hulk collects the ball just on the D. He advances on goal, gets around the keeper and puts away an easy finish.
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
27'
 
Danny is repalced by Kerzhakov - he appears to have been injured.
26'
Witsel evades everyone on the left, but his cross is too deep and headed away. Josue breaks, and loses the ball.
25'
Hulk is tackled by Otamendi and then Fernando on the left wing, now Varela wins a throw on the opposite side of the pitch.
24'
Lodygin bothers to claim a long ball. That's better.
23'
 
GOAL! Zenit 0-1 Porto! attack again, Danilo has the ball on the right, curls in the ball to the back post, and Lucho aims a great header low and in the corner, back across the keeper, who doesn't even move.
21'
Hulk shoots from distance but it's well wide. Zenit are forced back into defence and Lodygin clears it out for a throw. Danilo bursts forward, lays it off to Varela, who fires over.
20'
Ansaldi is bumped into by Varela, but he's OK. That's good news. Hooray.
18'
Josue picks up a loose ball on the right and earns a throw in. The ball is passed left and out for another throw in. Zenit win the ball and the keeper clears terribly. Josue gets the ball but is swiftly tackled.
17'
Martinez turns the ball round the corner for Danilo to break into space down the right, but his shot outside the box is deflected for a corner. The corner is taken by Josue, and headed behind by Martinez.
16'
Varela is on the left wing, but he foolishly pulls down Ansaldi when the defender was under pressure.
14'
Danny is tackled brilliantly by Fernando as he looked to break, but now Josue is taken out by Criscito just over the halfway line. He wasn't booked, and Josue takes the free kick, headed away by Hubocan.
13'
Josue sends it wide to Varela, who turns onto his left. His cross is knocked down by Josue, but it's cleared.
12'
Josue takes out Witsel with a fairly hefty challenge on halfway, but just avoids a yellow card.
11'
Hulk finds Ansaldi on the right, and his left-footed cross is straight to Helton's guts.
10'
After the rare Zenit foray, Porto now have the ball back, and just miss out on putting Martinez free over the top.
9'
Porto have a throw in on the right, and work the ball across the pitch. Defour aims the ball towards Sandro, but Zenit claim, aim a long ball to Hulk on the left. He turns onto his right foot and squares it to Witsel, who slices the ball over.
7'
Steven Defour with the ball on the left, passes right to Danilo. Josue out to Varela, to Martinez, an eventually Danilo fires a left-foot, curling shot at goal from outside the box. Lodygin palms it upwards and eventually claims it.
5'
Porto still in control, keeping the ball on the left wing under pressure from Zenit. Josue turns on goal, and lets fly with a low shot, which is deflected away by Lombaerts for a corner.
4'
Danilo's cross eventually finds Martinez. Zenit block and attempt a break with Hulk, but he can't keep hold of the ball. Martinez wins a free kick thirty-five yards from home. Josue's free kick is claimed by Lodygin.
3'
Martinez and Lucho combine, and eventually the ball is worked to Josue who passes the ball out.
2'
Defour lays the ball off to the left for Varela to cross, but it's blocked, and the ball goes back to the Porto defence. Porto are dominating possession.
1'
We have kick off, and a referee with a fine head of hair.
16:55
The teams are in the tunnel, and the stream has cut to adverts. I am sure it is the same for you - the atmosphere is absolutely, thrillingly, electric.
16:50
Just 10 minutes before kick off, and I would be glad to hear your predictions. Mine is that Porto will not win, because of Zenit's excellent home record. I don't know if Zenit will win or draw though. I just don't know.
16:45
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16:40
Zenit have 4 points in Group G, and FC Porto have 3. Atletico Madrid lead the way with 9 points. The mathematicians amongst you will have calculated that means that Atletico have won all of their games so far.
16:35
Do you like Twitter? No, me neither, but right now it's a necessary evil. If you'd like to get in touch with me throughout the match and offer your sincere, and above all polite, opinions, I'll be happy to publish and discuss them. You can find me at @lxndrnthrtn
16:30
TEAMS: Zenit St Petersburg: Lodygin - Ansaldi, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito, Fayzulin, Witsel, Shatov, Shirokov, Danny, Hulk. Subs: Baburin, Neto, Anyukov, Zyryanov, Tymoshchuk, Kerzhakov, Arshavin. /// FC Porto: Helton, Luiz, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Fernando Reges, Steven Defour, Lucho, Varela, Josue, Jackson. Subs: Fabiano, Maicon Roque, Diego Reyes, Mikel, Lica, Ricardo, Ghilas
16:25
The team news is not out yet, with Zenit yet to release theirs, but Lucho, Defour and Jackson all start for Porto, as does Chelsea/Monaco/Manchester United/Manchester City/Real/Juventus target Mangala. A snip at 45 million Euros.
16:20
Paolo Fonseca optimistically defines 'everything': "Despite recent results, this will be a very important game that can fix everything for us, but both teams are very strong. The result tomorrow will show our strength at the moment – it does not matter what has happened in the past."
16:15
In the build up, Luciano Spalletti has had this to say: "We will be in excellent condition tomorrow. For us it makes no difference how Porto play as we are thinking about how to win. I've seen all of Porto's recent games and I think they are a very strong team who continue to enjoy success every season despite the loss of some important players."
16:10
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League between Zenit St Petersburg versus FC Porto. A tie as old of time.

Starting Line-ups

Zenit St Petersburg
FC Porto
    • 1
      Lodygin
    • 4
      Criscito
    • 6
      Lombaerts
    • Hubocan
    • Ansaldi
    • 28
      Witsel
    • 20
      Faizulin
    • 35
      Danny
    • Shirokov
    • 17
      Shatov
    • 7
      Hulk
Team Manager:  Andre Villas-Boas
    • 9
      Martínez
    • 8
      Josué
    • Lucho González
    • Varela
    • Fernando
    • Defour
    • 2
      Danilo
    • Otamendi
    • Mangala
    • 26
      Alex Sandro
    • 1
      Helton
Team Manager:  Julen Lopetegui
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Lodygin 0 6 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Criscito 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
N. Lombaerts 0 0 0 4 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
T. Hubocan 0 0 0 3 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
C. Ansaldi 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Faizulin 0 0 1 59 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
O. Shatov 0 0 0 34 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 90
A. Witsel 0 0 0 43 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 81
R. Shirokov 0 1 0 18 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 67
Danny 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 28
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Hulk 1 0 4 23 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Helton 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Danilo 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 90
E. Mangala 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Alex Sandro 0 0 1 4 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 90
N. Otamendi 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Fernando 0 0 0 65 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
S. Defour 0 0 0 71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Varela 0 0 1 41 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Lucho González 1 0 1 48 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 86
Josué 0 0 0 51 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 76
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Martínez 0 0 2 29 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90