Zenit St Petersburg vs Sevilla
Sevilla's Timothee Kolodziejczac (R) and Zenit St. Petersburg's Nicolas Lombaerts jump for the ball during their Europa League quarter final, first leg match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.Reuters

Zenit St Petersburg take on Sevilla in the second leg quarter-finals of the Europa League at the Petrovsky Stadium as they look to overcome the narrow 1-2 deficit from the first leg.

The Zenitchiki were very unlucky to lose in the first leg as they conceded two late goals after leading for almost the whole game following Aleksandr Ryazantsev opener in the 29th minute.

Zenit despite not being able to dominate possession in the first leg, were pretty good on the counter as they caused a lot of problems for Sevilla.

But a lack of concentration in the closing stages of the game resulted in letting in two goals and practically throwing away the match.

However, Zenit will not be too disappointed as they still have a good chance of progressing to the next round of the competition as they only need a 1-0 victory against the defending Europa League champions in the second leg.

And Zenit boss Andre Villas-Boas insists that his side understand the importance of this game and are eager to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.

"It's important that we want to win; we understand the significance of this game. We will give our very best as we're eager to reach the semi-finals," the former Chelsea boss told UEFA's official website.

In the first leg Zenit were without number of key players, and this relatively weakened their overall squad. Now that some of the player including Hulk and Danny have returned, Villas-Boas says his side will be more attacking in the second leg.

"We will play attacking football based on the fact our key players have returned, but we're not going to forget about defence because Sevilla famously play on the front foot."

Meanwhile, Sevilla will be more relaxed going into this fixture due to their advantage from the first leg.

The La Liga side initially struggled to break Zenit down after going behind in the first half. However, they kept on pressing and their efforts soon bore fruit as Denis Suarez grabbed the winner with three minutes remaining on the clock following Carlos Bacca's 73rd minute equaliser.

Despite them already having an advantage from the first leg, Sevilla boss Unai Emery insists that his side will not be taking Zenit for granted especially now that their key players have returned.

"Zenit are a very strong side with great players. They're a big, experienced team with a great coach. Criscito, Hulk and Danny are quality players. This will be a different game, we're ready for it and we'll try to answer Zenit with our trump cards," Emery told UEFA's official website.

The Spaniard says that he is preparing his side for all "possible scenarios" in case the game goes into extra time and penalties.

"We may need extra time and penalties. We are getting ready for the game taking into account all possible scenarios," he added.

Expected Line-ups:

Zenit: Lodygin; Smolnikov; Anyukov, Neto, Lombaerts, Criscito; Shatov, Javi Garcia, Witsel, Danny; Hulk.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Coke, Pareja, Carriço, Trémoulinas; Krychowiak, Iborra, Vidal, Banega, Vitolo; Bacca.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for a 9:05 pm local time (12:35 am IST, 8:05 pm BST, 3:05 pm ET) start, with live coverage on Ten Sports in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.

The US viewers can watch the game live on Fox Sports 2 and ESPN Deportes or online on Fox Soccer 2Go. The audience in Canada can watch via live stream on Sportsnet World.

Viewers in Spain can watch the match live on Gol 2 Internacional, while Russian viewers can do the same on NTV Russia.

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