This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
Zenit St Petersburg are unbeaten in their last four encounters with German teams, in all competitions (3 wins, 1 draw).
Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their four encounters with Russian teams, in all competitions (3 wins, 1 draw). They’ve won both away games.
This is only the second time that Zenit have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after 2011/12 when they were knocked out in the last 16 by Benfica.
Borussia Dortmund have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second consecutive season, which hadn’t happened since their three consecutive appearances in the latter stages from 1995/96 to 1997/98.
Zenit St Petersburg have only won one game and scored five goals in the Champions League this season, the lowest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages.
Zenit’s last four home games in the Champions League have all ended in draws. They’re the only team yet to win on home soil this season in the competition among the last 16 remaining teams.
Borussia Dortmund’s last four Champions League games played outside the Signal Iduna Park have all ended 2-1 (twice in favour of Dortmund, twice in favour of their opponents).
Dortmund have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Champions League games (3-0 win v Marseille at home this season).
None of Dortmund’s last 10 Champions League games has ended in a draw (6 wins, 4 defeats).
Dortmund have scored five goals in the last 15 minutes of games, the most in this season’s Champions League campaign.
Hulk has only found the net with three of his 57 shots in the Champions League since last season. He’s scored or assisted 80% of Zenit’s goals this season (4 out of 5).
Robert Lewandowski has scored or assisted 18 of BVB’s 35 goals since last season in the Champions League (14 goals, 4 assists), that’s a 51% involvement rate.