Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Borussia Dortmund v Zenit St Petersburg factfile

18 March 2014, 12:36

Dortmund - Factfile on Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St Petersburg ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Form: Dortmund are enduring an inconsistent season in the Bundsliga and Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach was their seventh defeat of the season. They are second in the table, but lie some 23 points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp's side are however into the semi-finals of the German Cup and are well-placed to progress to the last eight in the Champions League after a 4-2 win in the first leg in St Petersburg last month. Zenit responded to that and a 0-0 draw with Tom Tomsk in their first league game of 2014 by sacking Italian coach Luciano Spalletti. Former Russia captain Sergei Semak took charge for the 1-0 away defeat to CSKA Moscow at the weekend, which left Zenit three points behind Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.


Dortmund - Jurgen Klopp (GER) -- age -- 46

Zenit - Sergei Semak (RUS) -- age -- 38

Leading scorers in all competitions

Dortmund - Robert Lewandowski (22 goals)

Zenit - Hulk, Danny (both 13 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Dortmund - Second in the Bundesliga, one point ahead of Schalke 04 and 23 points behind leaders Bayern Munich

Zenit - Second in the Russian Premier League after 21 games, three points behind leaders Lokomotiv Moscow

Group stage performances:

Dortmund - winners of Group F ahead of Arsenal

Zenit - second in Group G behind Atletico Madrid

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Dortmund - winners 1997

Zenit - second round 1985/86, round of 16 2011/12

Other honours:

Dortmund - 8 x German champions, 3 x German Cup winners, 1 Cup Winners' Cup winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Zenit - 3 x Russian champions, 2 x Russian Cup winners, 1 x Soviet champions, 1 x Soviet Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings: None



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Man who attacked US Embassy a 24 ...

A man who attacked the US Embassy in Nairobi was a 24 year old from Wajir County. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
US Embassy to remain closed Frida...

The US Embassy in Nairobi will remain closed Friday following a terror attack on it Thursday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...