Expedition Europa heads to Russia! On Thursday (19:00 CET) Die Roten Bullen face Zenit St. Petersburg in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie. Following the 2-1 home win, Leipzig head to the Krestowski-Stadion with high hopes of reaching the quarter-final.
Head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl and midfielder Diego Demme discussed the upcoming fixture on Thursday evening.
- Kevin Kampl (muscle) and Konrad Laimer (adductor) both took part in training on Wednesday. Both are options for Thursday’s return leg in St Petersburg.
- Dayout Upamecano is fit again after recovering from a light cold.
- Marcel Sabitzer will miss out against Zenit after suffereing a back injury in final training.
- Ademola Lookman is cup tied as he has already played for Everton in this season’s competition.
- The game will be refereed by Daniele Orsato from Italy.