Live: Zenit St Petersburg 0 Borussia Dortmund 0

Full time here in St Petersburg and it finished 4-2 to Borussia Dortmund. An incredibly entertaining game packed full of goals, controversy and superb football. Thanks for joining me!

Shatov runs down the byline with impressive pace but there's no support for him and Dortmund manage to get the ball back. The Russians look exhausted.

There will be four minutes of added on time.

Grosskreutz comes off for Eric Durm.

Witsel has a shot from 25 yards out which is a decent strike but it finds Weidenfeller down the centre of the goal.

Hofmann aims to waste time by keeping the ball in the corner and Shatov takes away the legs of the 21 year old, who wins a free kick.

Some nice link up play between Hulk, Rondon and Shatov is eventually dealt with by Dortmund which sums up the Russian's night - they haven't managed to find that killer instinct in the final third.

Jonas Hofmann comes on for Reus.

Double substitution for Zenit as Alexsandr Kerzhakov and Igor Smolnikov come on for Anyukov and Fayzulin.

Anyukov tries to pick Rondon out at the near post but Weidenfeller smothers the cross.

Hulk attempts to thread the ball through to Shatov but the pass is well defended by Schmelzer.

Hulk fires in from 25 yards out and the ball is dipping into the bottom corner, but Weidenfeller manages to tip the ball round the corner. The resulting corner from Hulk lands straight into the Dortmund keeper's hands.

Aubameyang has space 25 yards out and attempts a rather speculative shot which is tame and deflects out for a throw in for the Germans.

Hulk floats in another disappointing corner. The Brazilian has been poor at corners tonight having wasted several opportunities.

Rondon wins a free-kick on the right hand side after some superb strength fought off two Dortmund defenders. The ball is deflected out for a corner.

Zenit look shell-shocked and attempt to win the ball back from Dortmund, who are managing to keep the ball and quieten the game.

Both sides are looking incredibly shaky at the back and it's no surprise there has been six goals so far. Zenit's lack of concentration has cost them dearly.

GOAL FOR DORTMUND! Incredible scenes. Zenit switch off and Lewandowski is given time in the box to fire home under Lodygin. Zenit had lost possession in the middle of the park and Reus played it through to the Pole - who is at his clinical best. 4-2!

Mkhitaryan comes off for Aubameyang.

GOAL FOR ZENIT! Hulk smashes his penalty into the top right corner which scrapes the underside of the bar. What a penalty! 3-2!

Piszczek is booked for the challenge.

After a tricky run from Fayzulin, he's upended by Piszczek and a penalty is awarded to Zenit!

Another injury for Dortmund as Mkhitaryan goes down after a strong tackle from Lombaerts.

Sokratis comes back on after a lengthy delay.

The Zenit crowd have gone very quiet since Lewandowski's goal. Meanwhile, Hulk barges into Sokratis who lands awkwardly and is looking in some discomfort. Dortmund don't need another injury to a centre-back with both Hummels and Subotic both out injured.

GOAL TO DORTMUND! Just as Zenit were looking threatening, Dortmund break away and Piszczek finds Lewandowski, who takes a touch and finds the back of the net. Massive goal for the Germans.

Neto gives the ball away and Grosskreutz's tame effort is deflected and Witsel battles to win the ball back. The Russian's work rate has increased massively since half time.

The Zenit crowd have been massively lifted by Shatov's goal. The pressure is on Klopp's side now, who have started the second half rather slowly.

GOAL FOR ZENIT! The ball eventually finds the net after Hulk lifts the ball over Weidenfeller and despite Schmelzer's header away - Rondon's effort smashes off the post and falls to Shatov who fires home. 2-1!

Dortmund win a freekick and the ball sails into the box and is met by Reus who attempts a speculative header, which falls straight into Lodygin's hands.

A deep cross finds Grosskreutz who tees up a 25 yard effort and attempts to angle it into the top corner, but he gets it wrong and it sails harmlessly over the bar.

Anyukov is booked for a strong challenge on Mkhitaryan.

A strong backpass almost catches out Lodygin who has to race to his goal to ensure the ball doesn't go over his own line. A nerve-jangling moment for the Zenit faithful.

Hulk bursts into the box and fires in on goal, but the ball deflects behind for a corner. The Brazilian's corner floats into the hands of Weidenfeller.

Mkhitaryan sprints down the right and Lewandowski makes an attempt to get into a decent position, but the Armenian's ball fails to find the Pole.

Lewandowski does well and attempts to take the ball round Neto and falls rather theatrically to the ground. No freekick and the ball spills to Lodygin's grateful arms.

Lewandowski picks up the ball on the edge of the box and stings the palms of Lodygin. The resulting corner is cleared easily by Zenit.

A delay in the game as Anyukov is down injured.

And thanks to Jack Stacey who reckons it could become a rout for the Germans. "If Dortmond can start the second half as they did the first it could become embarrassing for Zenit. 0-5 to Dortmund."

Thanks to Harry Grice who sent this tweet in: "I reckon zenit are still in this, 3-2 turnover!! #championsleague"

Zenit kick off for the second half!

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The referee blows for half time and Dortmund have two crucial away goals. It could have been worse for Zenit, who didn't show up in the first ten minutes. Goals from Mkhitaryan and Reus mean that it's Zenit St Petersburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund at half time.

There's going to be one minute of additional time.

Zenit keep the ball at the back and both sides wind down. The Russians have looked more assured on the ball in comparison to their poor start.

The tempo of the game has slowed down quite considerably with both sides obviously looking forward to half time. Both teams are keeping things tight.

Witsel tugs Reus' shirt and the German gets a freekick. His cross almost finds Lewandowski but Lombaerts gets there first and heads away.

Anyukov plays the ball back to Lodygin and a shaky clearance just evades the head of the onrushing Lewandowski. Nervy from the goalkeeper.

Hulk plays the ball with Shatov, who attempts a return ball to the Brazilian which is deflected and goes out for a corner. However, Hulk's corner is poorly delivered once again and is cleared easily.

Reus' free kick finds the target but it's gathered by Lodygin. A tame effort by the German.

Lewandowski is fouled by Tymoshchuk - a poor challenge from the former Bayern Munich man. A good opportunity for Reus here - 25 yards out.

Kehl tries a long range effort and despite hitting it sweetly, it goes straight down the middle and it's easily held by Lodygin.

Nice work from Piszczek and Reus gives the Pole an opportunity to whip the ball in, but it's deflected and it goes out for a corner. Sahin's corner is cleared easily by the Russians.

Anyukov is down and currently receiving treatment after his hefty challenge of Schmelzer.

A break away leaves three against three, with Mkhitaryan on the ball. With decent options either side of him, the Armenian plays a poor ball that rolls out of play.

Nice play from Dortmund as Piszczek plays the ball through Criscito's legs and looks to give Reus an opportunity, but the chance is defended well by Lombaerts.

Hulk fouls Schmelzer on the halfway line and the Brazilian berates the officials. He feels that he has had no decisions come his way.

Chance! Piszczek finds Reus on the edge of the box, who tries to feed it into the far left corner but it curls marginally wide. Great effort.

Dortmund have a freekick from 30 yards and Reus swings in a beautiful ball into the box and is met by Lewandowski who's free in the box - but the ball hits off his shoulder and flies over the bar. Fortunately for the Pole, the linesman had flagged him offside.

Superb play as Hulk is surrounded by three Dortmund defenders yet manages to get a corner out of it. The crowd is lifted by the Brazilian's piece of skill, however the resulting corner is poor and easily cleared.

Hulk attempts a speculative effort from 25 yards but a tame left-footed effort is gathered easily by Weidenfeller.

Kehl tries to slip the ball through to Reus but Lombaerts snubs the opportunity. Reus would have been one-on-one with Lodygin had that found its way through.

Credit to Zenit, despite their miserable start they've managed to contain Dortmund for the majority of the match.

Sloppiness from Dortmund as a poor ball back to Weidenfeller is intercepted by Rondon. The Venezuelan can't capitalise on it and the chance eventually falls to nothing on the right hand side.

Reus blocks a clearance from Neto and the ball almost falls to the German with only the keeper to beat. Fortunately for Zenit, Lodygin gets there first and smothers the ball. Quick thinking from the keeper.

A half-chance for Zenit as Hulk drills in a cross from the right but the ball marginally misses the head of Rondon. Any contact and Weidenfeller would have been in trouble.

Hulk attempts to get round the back of the Dortmund defence but Sokratis has none of it. A wonderful challenge from the Greek international snubs out the chance.

Witsel plays a dangerous, bouncing ball back to Lodygin who slices his clearance. Fortunately there's no Dortmund player in sight to pounce, but it's typical of Zenit's rustiness so far.

Corner comes to Kehl but a poor first touch means the ball flies out for a goal kick.

The ball is played through to Lewandowski who takes it wide and attempts to dink it over Lodygin, but Lombaerts gets a vital block in. Corner to Dortmund.

Hulk uses his strength and bounces off two defenders and plays the ball through to Rondon, but the ball just evades him.Good chance for the forward.

Anyukov gives the ball away to Grosskreutz and despite having a chance to whip the ball in, he passes the ball straight out of play.

Tymoshchuk comes on for the injured Arshavin.

Zenit give the ball away in the Dortmund half and Kehl manages to shield the ball and drag in a foul from Witsel.

Hulk is playing in a very deep position and is looking frustrated. Dortmund keep the ball and look comfortable.

Nice link up play between Rondon and Witsel, and the Belgian tries to pass it to Arshavin but once again, the ball is over hit. The Russian clutches his hamstring in pain.

Sahin attempts to thread through a ball to Lewandowski but the ball is over hit and smothered by Lodygin.

Zenit lose the ball in the midfield and there's almost an opportunity for Lewandowski to get through, but the ball is over hit. Zenit aren't looking sharp whatsoever.

Zenit have a corner and the ball is cleared to Fayzulin who fires high and wide. Poor effort and a poor start from Zenit.

2-0 TO DORTMUND! This time it's Reus.Mkhitaryan drills the ball into the box and Grosskreutz lays it off to the German who strokes it into the bottom right corner. What a start! 70 seconds between the goals.

GOAL FOR DORTMUND! After a superb run by Reus, the German dodges numerous tackles and could have easily went down. His persistence gives the ball to Mkhitaryan who fires in. Crucial away goal. 1-0!

A poor touch from Arshavin gives the ball to Lewandowski who has time in the Zenit box, but an uncharacteristically poor touch sees the ball run out of play for a goal kick.

A good position wasted by Zenit. Rondon runs at the Dortmund backline backed by Hulk on the right and Arshavin on the left. A poor ball ends the attack. Big opportunity for the Russians.

Dortmund are backed by 1000 fans tonight whilst there is a reduced capacity in the stadium due to previous crowd trouble.

Dortmund kick us off!

The teams have emerged from the tunnel. Will Zenit show any rustiness having not played for two months? Or will the be fresh firing on all cylinders?

If you fancy a flutter with our friends at Sky Bet, you can get odds of 7/2 for a Zenit win, 3/1 for a draw or 3/4 for a Dortmund victory.

Our coverage of the game has just started on Sky Sports HD 1.David Jones is joined in the studio by Alan McInally. Just over 10 minutes to go until kick off.

Interesting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the bench tonight. The Gabon international is often seen as a nightmare for defences due to his blistering pace. Fun fact: He once ran 30 metres in just 3.7 seconds, a faster split than Usain Bolt!

And the Dortmund substitutes are as follows: Langerak, Durm, Sarr, Jojic, Hofmann, Aubameyang, Schiebe

The Zenit substitutes have been announced: Malafeev, Hubocan, Smolnikov, Lukovic, Zyryanov, Timoshchuk, Kerzhako

And interestingly, this match will be the first competitive meeting between the two teams.

Just over half an hour until kick-off, so let's have a look at some interesting stats ahead of the match, courtesy of our pals at Opta: Zenit, despite qualifying from the group stage, have only won one game and scored five goals in the Champions League this season, the lowest tally amongst all of the remaining 16 teams left in the tournament. Dormund's last four Champions League games played away have all ended 2-1 (twice in favour of Dormund, twice in favour of their opponents).

And here's how Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund lineup: Weidenfeller ; Piszczek, Friedrich, Papastathopolous, Schmelzer ; Kehl, Sahin ; Grosskreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus ; Lewandowski

The team news is starting to roll in - here's that all important Zenit lineup: Lodygin ; Anyukov, Lombaerts, Neto, Criscito ; Shatov, Witsel, Fayzulin ; Hulk, Arshavin ; Rondon

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Champions League Round of 16 first leg between Zenit St Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Petrovski Stadium. Send me in your predictions for the game - you can do this through Twitter @davidalexbowers or by emailing me at

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