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  • Date:04 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Poljud
  • Ljubicic (68)
    Vukusic (82)
  • Ionov (30) Huszti - pen (46)
    Rosina (50)

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.


The referee shows Anas Sharbini a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic by Anas Sharbini results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Bukharov. Corner taken by Senijad Ibricic from the left by-line, clearance made by Alexander Bukharov. Senijad Ibricic takes the outswinging corner, Foul by Senijad Ibricic on Aleksandar Lukovic, free kick awarded. Viacheslav Malafeev takes the direct free kick.


Senijad Ibricic fouled by Freitas Fernando Meira, the ref awards a free kick. Hrvoje Vejic restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Aleksandar Lukovic on Marin Ljubicic, free kick awarded. Senijad Ibricic takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Maloca on Maksim Kanunnikov. Danko Lazovic takes the direct free kick.


Mario Maloca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maksim Kanunnikov. Mario Maloca goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Danko Lazovic.


Corner from left by-line taken by Senijad Ibricic. Ante Vukusic finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hajduk Split 2-3 Zenit St Petersburg.The assist for the goal came from Mario Maloca.


Ante Vukusic takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.


Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line, clearance by Hrvoje Vejic.


Corner taken by Viktor Faitzulin, Sergei Semak produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.


Alessandro Rosina goes off and Danko Lazovic comes on.


The offside flag is raised against Sergei Semak. Danijel Subasic takes the free kick.


Marin Ljubicic gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hajduk Split 1-3 Zenit St Petersburg.Assist by Ivan Strinic.


The referee cautions Hrvoje Vejic for unsporting behaviour.


Hrvoje Vejic challenges Maksim Kanunnikov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Viktor Faitzulin from the free kick. Viktor Faitzulin takes a shot. Danijel Subasic makes a save.


(Zenit St Petersburg) makes a substitution, with Sergei Semak coming on for Igor Denisov.


Mirko Oremus joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jurica Buljat.


(Hajduk Split) makes a substitution, with Mirko Oremus coming on for Marin Tomasov.


Alessandro Rosina takes a shot. Save made by Danijel Subasic.


Szabolcs Huszti decides to take the corner short.


The ball is swung over by Alessandro Rosina, clearance made by Mario Maloca.


Maksim Kanunnikov is brought on as a substitute for Ivica Krizanac.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Senijad Ibricic, Close range header by Marin Ljubicic misses to the right of the target.


Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Szabolcs Huszti by Jurica Buljat. Placed penalty taken by Alessandro Rosina saved by Danijel Subasic. Hajduk Split 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.A goal is scored by Alessandro Rosina from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Hajduk Split 0-3 Zenit St Petersburg.


Ervin Bulku takes a short corner.


Jurica Buljat gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Alexander Bukharov. Szabolcs Huszti scores a placed penalty. Hajduk Split 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg.


The ball is crossed by Aleksandr Aniukov, Alessandro Rosina takes a shot. Save made by Danijel Subasic.


Szabolcs Huszti takes a shot. Save by Danijel Subasic. Aleksei Ionov decides to take a short corner.


The ball is crossed by Szabolcs Huszti.


Viktor Faitzulin takes a shot. Ervin Bulku gets a block in.


Shot by Ervin Bulku from just outside the area goes over the net.


Szabolcs Huszti produces a cross.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alessandro Rosina. Goal scored by Aleksei Ionov from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hajduk Split 0-1 Zenit St Petersburg.


Unfair challenge on Ervin Bulku by Aleksandar Lukovic results in a free kick. Marin Tomasov restarts play with the free kick.


The official flags Aleksei Ionov offside. Danijel Subasic takes the indirect free kick.


The ball is crossed by Alessandro Rosina, Hrvoje Vejic gets a block in.


The ball is sent over by Szabolcs Huszti.


Ivan Strinic concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandr Aniukov. Direct free kick taken by Aleksandr Aniukov.


Shot on goal by Alessandro Rosina from just inside the area goes over the target.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Senijad Ibricic, Ivica Krizanac manages to make a clearance.


Marin Tomasov takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.


Unfair challenge on Igor Denisov by Mario Maloca results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aleksandr Aniukov.


The ball is delivered by Anas Sharbini, blocked by Ivica Krizanac.


The ball is swung over by Aleksandr Aniukov, Jurica Buljat makes a clearance.


Outswinging corner taken by Alessandro Rosina, clearance by Jurica Buljat.


Aleksei Ionov takes a shot. Blocked by Jurica Buljat.


Aleksandr Aniukov has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Shot by Aleksandr Aniukov from outside the box goes over the target.


Unfair challenge on Mario Maloca by Aleksei Ionov results in a free kick. Mario Maloca takes the free kick.


Hrvoje Vejic fouled by Aleksei Ionov, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Aleksei Ionov for unsporting behaviour. Danijel Subasic restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Senijad Ibricic on Alessandro Rosina. Igor Denisov produces a cross, Close range header by Freitas Fernando Meira goes over the bar.


Ivan Strinic takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.


Centre by Aleksandar Lukovic, clearance made by Jurica Buljat.


Alessandro Rosina crosses the ball, clearance by Hrvoje Vejic.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee starts the second half.

Match Preview

Kanunnikov aiming to shoot down down Hajduk Zenit St Petersburg youngster Maxim Kanunnikov is eager to build on his fledgling 29-minute European career when the Russian side look to secure their place in the next round of the Europa League on Thursday. Zenit travel to Croatia to face Hajduk Split having won all three of their Group G matches so far. Victory against Hajduk - who they beat 2-0 in their last European outing - would seal their progress from the group stage. Emerging talent Kanunnikov, who is forcing his way into the first-team picture despite Zenit's wealth of imported talent, has played minor substitute roles in the last two Europa League games. Despite only having 16 minutes in Anderlecht and 13 minutes against Hajduk under his belt, though, the striker is happy to take whatever opportunities come his way. "I'm ready to help the team and it doesn't matter what role I play, whether it is from for the first minute or as a replacement," he told local reporters. "The match will be a difficult one for us, there's no doubt about it, with a place in the next round at stake." Kanunnikov is enjoying his time with the big boys. "Alexander Anyukov, Igor Denisov and Alexander Kerzhakov are three of the most selfless senior guys when it comes to taking time for younger players," he revealed. "They are always helpful, giving you feedback if something does not work. Sometimes they even shout, but that's normal." While Zenit could afford to give Kanunnikov an opportunity having already racked up nine points, Hajduk head into the game level on three points with AEK Athens and Anderlecht, with progression firmly in the balance. The team from Split have a different coach to the recent 2-0 defeat in St Petersburg, with Goran Vucevic now in temporary charge following Stanko Poklepovic's sacking after a run of three defeats. "I accepted the offer so from Sunday I am the new coach, but only for a while," said the 39-year-old Vucevic. "I will be in charge until the board find a new coach, for the next two, maybe three games: but there is no way I will be here any longer. I will be going back to the youth teams."

Formation:442Manager: Goran Vucevic

Hajduk Split

Formation: 4411Manager: Luciano Spalletti

Zenit St Petersburg

  • Danijel Subasic
  • Mario Maloca
  • Hrvoje Vejic
  • Jurica Buljat
  • Ivan Strinic
  • Marin Tomasov
  • Marin Ljubicic
  • Ervin Bulku
  • Anas Sharbini
  • Ante Vukusic
  • Senijad Ibricic
  • SUBS
  • Bozidar Radosevic
  • Goran Jozinovic
  • Mirko Oremus
  • Ante Rezic
  • Mario Brkljaca
  • Matej Jonjic
  • Dinko Trebotic



Match Report

Zenit through after narrow win Zenit St Petersburg clung onto their 100% record in Europa League Group G with a narrow 3-2 victory at Hajduk Split which also ensured their place in the last 32 of the competition. The Russians appeared to be cruising thanks to goals from Aleksei Ionov, Szabolcs Huszti and Alessandro Rosina, but strikes from Marin Ljubicic and Ante Vukusic set up an intriguing climax at the Stadion Poljud. Zenit hung on for the win, though, which moves them eight points clear at the top of the standings with two matches remaining. Hajduk made a confident start and Ivan Strinic warmed the palms of Zenit keeper Viacheslav Malafeev with his left-footed strike after nine minutes. But the Russian visitors soon hit their stride and Fernando Meira headed inches over the bar before Aleksandr Aniukov had two chances in as many minutes - the first clearing the crossbar and the second swerving past the right post. Hajduk responded with a fine shot from Marin Tomasov which had to be tipped round the post by Malafeev after 23 minutes. But the Croatian side found themselves trailing eight minutes later when their defence failed to clear a corner from Rosina, allowing Ionov to tuck the ball into the bottom left of the net from near the penalty spot. Zenit set about building on their lead and only the agility of Danijel Subasic prevented them from doing so, with the Hajduk goalkeeper producing two excellent diving saves to keep out efforts from Huszti and Rosina before the interval. But it all began to fall apart for the home side at the start of the second half as they shipped two goals in four minutes. Huszti fired home a penalty two minutes after the restart, making the most of the opportunity gifted to his side by Jurica Buljat's challenge on Alexander Bukharov. And the Hajduk defender committed another foul soon after - this time on Huszti - to concede a second spot-kick. Rosina stepped up to take this one, and although his effort was parried by Subasic, the Zenit midfielder made amends by putting away the rebound. Hajduk managed to get themselves off the mark after 69 minutes thanks to Ljubicic, whose neat left-footed volley found the bottom corner following Strinic's cross. And Vukusic further reduced the deficit seven minutes from time, tapping in a well-placed cross from Mario Maloca. However, Hajduk were unable to complete the comeback and slipped to the foot of the group, albeit just one point behind Anderlecht and AEK Athens.