The head coach of the Russian Zenit Andre Villas-Boas admitted that he would be difficult to play against Porto in the group stage of the Champions League. About This Portuguese specialist told at the press-conference after the second round of play-off round of the tournament against the Belgian standard.
On Tuesday hosted the second leg of the play-off round of the Champions League between FC Zenit and «standard». St. Petersburg, playing the entire second half with ten men after removal Victor faizulina, defeated liГЁge club with a score of 3: 0. In the first half, scored Salomon RondГіn and after the break, scored a double Hulk, who scored From the penalty spot and the game.» Zenith», and won the 1st Match in Belgium (1: 0), went out in the group stage of the tournament. The draw, which will be determined opponents of the St. Petersburg club, will be held on August 28.
Villas-Boas in 2010/11 headed «Port», which won the Cup, Portuguese super Cup and the Europa League.» Porto is in the play-off round of the Champions League, competing With the French Lille (first Match 1: 0 in favor of the «Port» ). In case of contact for the group stage of the tournament, the Portuguese club will be in the first pot planting, «Zenith» was the second and calculations can meet With Porto.
«It would be very difficult to play against Porto. The group may come across as rather complicated and not very. We have a good team, we wish to fight worthy opponents. Glad that turned out to be in the Champions League».
Speaking about the game with the «standard», Villas-Boas said that the mistakes of the Zenit players in the first half gave hope to the Belgian club on a successful outcome of the confrontation.» It was a tough game, » said coach.- in the first half possession, we made many mistakes, and It gave the «standard» hope for redress. In the 2nd half we were not allowed Liege team to do anything in attack».
Portuguese specialist also said that the club will not punish faizulina: «It’s part of the game. 1st yellow card he received quite early, and apparently forgot about it. During the break, he apologized to the team.»
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