The players of Zenit defeated Belgian house «standard» in the second leg of the play-off round of the Champions League and secured participation in the group stage of the tournament. The meeting in St. Petersburg ended with the score 3: 0. 1st match in Liege also won the Players of the Russian team.
The draw for the group stage of the Champions League will take place on Thursday 28 August in Monte Carlo. The draw for the group stage of the Europa League, where now are the «standard», will be held a day later.
Zenit started the meeting, and the guests, who had to bridge the gap between one ball did not go ahead. In the end, in the middle of the first half, as they went ahead to the wrong goalie «standard» Eiji Kawashima used Salomon RondГіn. However, the quiet life of the second half, Zenit have not made the promise as the end of the first 45-minute second warning, transformed to remove, received midfielder owners Viktor Fayzulin. For 28-year old player in football this removal was only the second in his career. For the First time) was removed from the field in the championship game Russia-2011/12 against «Dynamo» (1: 1) in injury time, in addition, also for the 2nd yellow card. Dynamo, by the way, equalized it once Zenit remained in the minority.
this time, all their ended perfect. In the first quarter hour of the second half of the match Hulk scored two goals (one from the penalty spot following a foul against Igor Smolnikov), bringing the score big. This goal was For the Brazilian striker 40-m in a t-shirt to Zenit in all competitions and 10 m from Zenit in UEFA club (8 in the Champions League 2 in the Europa League). Well, this season, the Hulk has scored 7 goals (5 League and 2 in the Champions League qualification).
Zenit beat «standard» for the third time in history. Before the teams met in the season 2007/08 at the same stage, only in the UEFA Cup. Then Zenit in the first game at home won with the score 3: 0, and playing out a draw — 1: 1. In both matches against Zenit played now plays for Russian club Axel Witsel. Players of the «standard» in the end managed four tournament only once to hit the gate of the Russian team.
The players of Zenit for the fifth time in history to qualify in the group stage of the Champions League. The best achievement of the St. Petersburg team in this tournament is output in the 1/8 final seasons 2011/12 and 2012/13 years.
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