Champions League - Zenit duo to miss Atletico Madrid match

Portuguese midfielder Danny and Argentine defender Cristian Ansaldi will miss Zenit St Petersburg's match against Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group G on Tuesday due to injury, coach Luciano Spalletti said.

Champions League - Zenit duo to miss Atletico Madrid match

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SpainZenit St. Petersburg's Hulk (C), Cristian Ansaldi (L) and Axel Witsel celebrate a goal against Atletico Madrid during their Champions League Group G soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid September 18, 2013 (Reuters)

"Unfortunately, Danny will not take part in the game," the Italian coach told reporters on Monday. "The same thing can be said about Ansaldi."

Belgian defender Nicolas Lombaerts is fit to play against the Spaniards but experienced right back Alexander Anyukov remains doubtful.

"Lombaerts trained well yesterday but we'll need to carefully assess the condition of Anyukov as he was unable to take part in the last two training sessions," Spalletti said.

Zenit are second in the group with five points from four matches, seven behind Atletico who have already sealed a place in the knockout stage. Porto are third with four and Austria Vienna have one.

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