Russian Zenit defeated the visiting Belgian standard in the first match of the knockout stages of the Champions League qualification football.
The meeting, held in Liege at the stadium» Maurice Duran», ended with the score 1: 0 in favor of the St. Petersburg club.
The ball on the 16 th minute scored Oleg Shatov.
The return match will take place in St. Petersburg on August 26.
The winner of the two-tie will play in the group stage of the Champions League, the losing team will go into the group stage of the Europa League.
in the knockout stages of the Champions League qualification will be determined 10 of 32 participants in the group round, the number of which has already become Russian champion CSKA. The draw for the group stage of the Champions League will take place on 28 August in Monte Carlo.
The return match between Zenit and» standard «will be held August 26 in St. Petersburg at the Petrovsky stadium and will start at 20: 00 GMT.
This European duel is not the first in the history of personal meetings of the» standard «and» Zenith». 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. This was the beginning of a great journey of the St. Petersburg club to victory in the UEFA Cup that season, as well As winning the European super Cup in 2008, when Zenit defeated with the score 2: 0 English» Manchester United».
In addition to «standard», «Zenith «in its history, had met with only one Belgian club Anderlecht. First lot brought St. Petersburg and Brussels team in the group stage of the Europa League season 2010/11, and Then Zenit twice was stronger with the same score 3: 1. And in the 2012/13 season the teams met in the group already in the Champions League, and Then Anderlecht exchanged home victories against Zenit with the same score 1: 0
- Players of Zenit went out in the group stage of the Champions League
- Zenit will play with the standard in the second leg play-off stage of the Champions League
- Zenit will hold a meeting With Benfica, Bayer and Monaco in the group stage of the Champions League
- In Monte Carlo will host the draw for the group stage of Champions League football
- Villas-Boas: any result, except in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, will be perceived negatively