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  • Date:16 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
  • Juhasz (65)
  • Kerzhakov (7) Kerzhakov (32)
    Kerzhakov (43)
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91:07 +1.07

Lucas Biglia concedes a free kick for a foul on Danko Lazovic. Danko Lazovic restarts play with the free kick.

89:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danko Lazovic on Roland Juhasz. Miguel Danny leaves the field to be replaced by Ivica Krizanac. Free kick taken by Olivier Deschacht.

88:46

The official flags Aleksei Ionov offside. Silvio Proto restarts play with the free kick.

87:04

The referee blows for offside against Aleksei Ionov. Free kick taken by Silvio Proto.

86:42

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Legear.

85:55

Roland Juhasz takes a shot. Save by Yuri Zhevnov.

84:36

Danko Lazovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mbark Boussoufa. Strike comes in from Jonathan Legear from the free kick, save by Yuri Zhevnov. Corner taken by Mbark Boussoufa from the right by-line.

83:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Legear, clearance by Sergei Semak.

80:45

Outswinging corner taken by Mbark Boussoufa from the right by-line.

79:26

Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

79:01

Corner from left by-line taken by Danko Lazovic.

77:39

Victor Bernardez challenges Alexander Kerzhakov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Victor Bernardez. Alexander Kerzhakov goes off and Aleksei Ionov comes on. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

76:40

Jan Polak challenges Danko Lazovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sergei Semak takes the free kick.

75:54

Sergei Semak challenges Mbark Boussoufa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Silvio Proto.

75:19

Outswinging corner taken by Danko Lazovic.

73:26

Miguel Danny concedes a free kick for a foul on Matias Suarez. Olivier Deschacht takes the direct free kick.

72:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jan Polak on Igor Denisov. Free kick taken by Igor Denisov.

71:53

Guillaume Gillet concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Lukovic. Aleksandar Lukovic takes the free kick.

71:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mbark Boussoufa on Aleksandar Lukovic. Danko Lazovic takes the direct free kick.

70:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic by Lucas Biglia. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Alexander Kerzhakov.

69:41

Mbark Boussoufa takes a shot. Save by Yuri Zhevnov.

68:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic by Mbark Boussoufa. Sergei Semak restarts play with the free kick.

67:35

The offside flag is raised against Miguel Danny. Silvio Proto takes the indirect free kick.

67:16

Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Save by Silvio Proto.

64:41

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Legear from the left by-line to the near post, Roland Juhasz finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Anderlecht 1-3 Zenit St Petersburg.Jonathan Legear provided the assist for the goal.

62:28

Mbark Boussoufa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic. Free kick taken by Danko Lazovic.

59:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sergei Semak. Silvio Proto takes the free kick.

58:10

Jan Polak fouled by Konstatin Zyryanov, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jan Polak.

56:44

Mbark Boussoufa decides to take the corner short.

56:17

Olivier Deschacht takes a shot. Save by Yuri Zhevnov.

55:42

Jonathan Legear takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

54:11

Jan Polak concedes a free kick for a foul on Viktor Faitzulin. Sergei Semak takes the free kick.

53:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mbark Boussoufa by Viktor Faitzulin. Olivier Deschacht restarts play with the free kick.

46:44 +1.44

Short corner taken by Mbark Boussoufa from the left by-line.

46:24

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jonathan Legear.

45:01

Jonathan Legear comes on in place of Nemanja Rnic.

43:21

Alexander Kerzhakov fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Anderlecht 0-3 Zenit St Petersburg.

42:22

Guillaume Gillet has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

41:48

Igor Denisov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guillaume Gillet. Lucas Biglia takes the free kick.

40:12

Unfair challenge on Yuri Zhevnov by Roland Juhasz results in a free kick. Yuri Zhevnov takes the direct free kick.

39:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mbark Boussoufa played to the near post.

38:41

Unfair challenge on Guillaume Gillet by Igor Denisov results in a free kick. Lucas Biglia takes the direct free kick.

34:47

Guillaume Gillet concedes a free kick for a foul on Danko Lazovic. Alexander Kerzhakov has an effort direct from the free kick. Roman Shirokov goes off and Viktor Faitzulin comes on.

33:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mbark Boussoufa from the left by-line, clearance by Nicolas Lombaerts.

32:02

Alexander Kerzhakov finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Anderlecht 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.The assist for the goal came from Miguel Danny.

30:47

The referee blows for offside against Alexander Kerzhakov. Silvio Proto restarts play with the free kick.

29:48

Unfair challenge on Matias Suarez by Aleksandar Lukovic results in a free kick. Aleksandar Lukovic receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Lucas Biglia restarts play with the free kick.

24:46

Short corner taken by Mbark Boussoufa from the left by-line.

22:56

Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner.

18:51

Lucas Biglia takes a shot. Yuri Zhevnov makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Mbark Boussoufa.

18:25

Foul by Eduardo Bruno Alves on Matias Suarez, free kick awarded. Eduardo Bruno Alves is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Mbark Boussoufa.

14:33

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Save made by Silvio Proto.

13:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miguel Danny by Nemanja Rnic. Miguel Danny takes the direct free kick.

11:14

Foul by Jan Polak on Roman Shirokov, free kick awarded. Eduardo Bruno Alves takes the direct free kick.

9:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matias Suarez. Indirect free kick taken by Yuri Zhevnov.

7:38

Alexander Kerzhakov finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Anderlecht 0-1 Zenit St Petersburg.Sergei Semak provided the assist for the goal.

6:15

Igor Denisov handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Mbark Boussoufa takes the indirect free kick.

3:50

Victor Bernardez challenges Roman Shirokov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

The game gets underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

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Formation:442Manager: Ariel Jacobs

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Zenit St Petersburg

  • Silvio Proto
  • Nemanja Rnic
  • Victor Bernardez
  • Roland Juhasz
  • Olivier Deschacht
  • Guillaume Gillet
  • Lucas Biglia
  • Jan Polak
  • Mbark Boussoufa
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Matias Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Michael Cordier
  • Ondrej Mazuch
  • Jan Lecjaks
  • Jonathan Legear
  • Lukas Marecek
  • Pablo Chavarria
  • Ziguy Badibanga

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Match Report

Kerzhakov treble stuns Anderlecht A stunning first-half hat-trick from Alexander Kerzhakov got Zenit St Petersburg's UEFA Europa League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win against Anderlecht in Belgium. Kerzhakov's early treble effectively wrapped up a contest between two in-form sides, with Zenit still to lose in 18 Russian League games this season and Anderlecht unbeaten in open play since March. Kerzhakov took just eight minutes to get on the scoresheet when he rose above a static Anderlecht rearguard to head home from full-back Sergei Semak's right-wing cross. And just past the half hour mark Kerzhakov struck again when was fed by Roman Shirokov on the edge of the box and fired the ball home to put the 2008 UEFA Cup winners firmly in command in this tie. Kerzhakov fired home his third just before the break when he converted a low cross from Danko Lazovic to leave the Belgians facing up to the prospect of one of their heaviest defeats in recent years. However, the home side rallied after the break and enjoyed a fine spell in which Jan Polak and Matias Suarez were denied before Roland Juhasz reduced the deficit from a Jonathan Legear corner. Zenit almost re-established their three-goal lead immediately, with Silvio Proto forced into a fine save to deny Lazovic from adding to the score. But the Belgians rallied to finish the game well and nearly pulled another goal back when Mbark Boussoufa forced a 70th-minute save out of Zenit goalkeeper Yuri Zhevnov. Proto was called into action to deny Danny in the 76th minute but after hat-trick hero Kerzhakov was substituted three minutes later the visitors became clearly content to play out time as they failed to add to an already impressive scoreline. Zhevnov saved efforts from Legear and Juhasz which prevented the dying minutes becoming any more interesting. The last act of the night was a swift counter attack which left Zenit substitute Viktor Faitzulin adjudged narrowly offside when he looked set to put even more icing on the score for the Russian side.

possession


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