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Zenit St Petersburg vs RB Leipzig

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Arena St Petersburg

Date: 15th March 2018

Kick-off time – 18:00 GMT

These two sides’ attacking brand of football made the first leg of this encounter a highly anticipated one, however, the first half in Germany ended without much attacking intentions on display.

The second half was more exciting with RB Leipzig racing to a 2 goals lead before Zenith cut it in half to set up an interesting return leg.

The Russians went on to draw their very next game at Rostov, leaving themselves 5th in the Russian league table after 22 games.

They now look to make progress in the Europa League and try to win it.

RB Leipzig also failed to win their next game after the first leg, drawing at Stuttgart to leave themselves four points outside the German top four.

They have won one, drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 6 games.

Zenit have good home form this season that has seen them win 11 of their 16 competitive home matches and they have won every single European game at home this season.

Their victims include Real Sociedad, Roseborg, Vardar, and Celtic whom they scored a combined 11 goals against.

RB Leipzig have won just 3 of their last 11 games on the road, losing 5 and they have conceded 18 goals in those travels.

Leipzig have a good goal scoring record and because of that, 7 of those 11 games have witnessed 3 or more goals scored.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Zenit St Petersburg

D Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 FK Amkar Perm 3 Mar, 2018 Russian Premier League
W Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 Celtic 22 Feb, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg 15 Feb, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Terek Grozny 0-0 Zenit St Petersburg 11 Dec, 2017 Russian Premier League
W Real Sociedad 1-3 Zenit St Petersburg 7 Dec, 2017 UEFA Europa League

RB Leipzig

D RB Leipzig 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 3 Mar, 2018 German Bundesliga
L RB Leipzig 1-2 FC Cologne 25 Feb, 2018 German Bundesliga
L RB Leipzig 0-2 Napoli 22 Feb, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 RB Leipzig 19 Feb, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Napoli 1-3 RB Leipzig 15 Feb, 2018 UEFA Europa League


No previous meetings between these two sides.

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