Pacos Ferreira vs Zenit – a match avoided by gamblers

Pacos Ferreira and Zenit St Petersburg are meeting this evening at 21:45 in the first leg of the playoff Champions League.

Pacos Ferreira

– Is the first adventure in the Champions League, participating but twice before in qualifying round of Europa League
– Started the season with a defeat at home in the domestic championship, 0-2 Braga
– Portuguese coach said his team will not play to get a draw, but will attack from the first minute
– Will be missing for this meeting Ruben Ribeiro, Tiago Valente and Tony
– Can not play because its own stadium has a capacity of about 5,000 seats, the match taking place on Estadio Dragao in Porto


– Currently only ranks fifth in national championship
– Passed the previous round of the Danes from Nordsjaelland 6-0 on aggregate
– Star team, Hulk is unavailable for this match after he was injured Saturday in the championship match with Anzhi
– Vyacheslav Malafeev, Yuri Zhevnov, Domenito Criscito and Luis Neto are also injured
– Luciano Spalletti will still be based on Aleksandr Anyukov and Thomas Hubocan