Russian football club Zenit scored a home victory over Cyprus Elam in the second leg of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League and passed to the next stage. The meeting ended with the score 3: 0.
The goals were scored by Salomon RondГіn (55th minute), Danny (88) and Alexander Kerzhakov (90 — penalty).
in the starting lineup in comparison with the first game Coach» Zenit «Andre Villas-Boas has made 3 substitutions: Alexander Anyukov on the right wing defense took Igor Smolnikov, disqualified Axel Witsel in midfield replaced Oleg Shatov, and in the centre of defence in place of the Portuguese luГs Neto came Nicolas Lombaerts. For the Belgian this match became the 1st in the current season, and made For him a couple of time Ezekiela of Garay — debut at the home stadium of the team. Mentor Aela Ivailo Petev without change.
«Zenith», which was necessary to score from the first minute took the advantage. After 25 minutes After the start of the tournament AYOL found myself in the minority. Brazilian Striker Cypriots Thiago Danilinho at the 17th minute received a yellow card for simulation, and After nine minutes got even more ridiculous warning to prevent Anatoliy Tymoshchuk to play a harmless free kick in midfield. Then the Advantage of St. Petersburg has become overwhelming. Shots from good positions caused Domenico criscito, Igor Smolnikov, Miguel Danny, but every time reliably operated goalkeeper Aela Karim, Pagrus.
Immediately After the break Villas-Boas was released on the second striker Alexander Kerzhakov, replacing defender Igor Smolnikov, and Zenit again unleashed attacks on their rivals. In the 54th minute Viktor Fayzulin missed a great time breaking past the goalkeeper’s line After the filing of Danny, and After a moment the blue-white-blue has reached its. Oleg Shatov hung from the corner of the penalty area to the far post, where RondГіn missed defenders, landing a punch head headed towards the goalkeeper Karim Ferroso — 1: 0. For the Venezuelan striker, who moved to Zenit in January of this year, this goal was the second in command in 4 held matches in European competition. For the Petersburg club good ball striker became the hundredth ball in Europe.
After the goal Zenit created a couple of points: two times could vary the same RondГіn hit the goal and Danny. An advantage of these minutes was so essential that the goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin was periodically allowed himself to go to the center of the field. In the 70th minute Danny beat everyone in the penalty area and struck his head, but the ball hit the post and went behind the front. In the 75th minute Villas-Boas has released instead of Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Alexander Ryazantsev and ten Ivan Solovyov was replaced by Oleg Shatov. For both Midfielders match was the debut of the teams in European competition.
The second goal of the game two minutes before the end scored the captain of Zenit’s Danny. Fergus coped with another blow RondГіn head, but with the rebound of the Portuguese to do nothing she could. The final score in the 1st minute added set Kerzhakov, who took a hand in the penalty. Striker clearly able to score a free-kick.
The advantage of» Zenith «is reflected in the statistics of the tournament — 38 shots on goal against 2 enemy (12 on target against 1), 16 corner, the enemy is not a single, 97 attacks against 9, 10 scoring chances against 0.
The first game ended with the score 1: 0 in favor of the Cypriot club.
The opponents of» Zenit «in the play-off round of qualifications will be determined by the results of the draw, which will be held on August 8 in Nyon, Switzerland
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