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Centre by Nacer Chadli, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Unfair challenge on Eduardo Bruno Alves by Luuk de Jong results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.
Theo Janssen delivers the ball, Luuk de Jong finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. FC Twente 3-0 Zenit St Petersburg.Theo Janssen provided the assist for the goal.
Danko Lazovic crosses the ball, Douglas Franco manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Igor Denisov, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.
Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Peter Wisgerhof fouled by Freitas Fernando Meira, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Theo Janssen.
Danko Lazovic sends in a cross, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.
Aleksei Ionov leaves the field to be replaced by Alexander Kerzhakov.
Viktor Faitzulin challenges Peter Wisgerhof unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Franco.
Theo Janssen challenges Aleksandr Aniukov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Lukovic restarts play with the free kick.
Aleksandr Aniukov takes a shot. Nikolay Mihailov makes a save.
Theo Janssen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Aleksandar Lukovic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eduardo Bruno Alves by Bart Buysse. Free kick taken by Aleksandr Aniukov.
Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.
Foul by Viktor Faitzulin on Luuk de Jong, free kick awarded. Emir Bajrami goes off and Ola John comes on. Peter Wisgerhof takes the direct free kick.
Viktor Faitzulin takes a shot. Save made by Nikolay Mihailov.
The ball is delivered by Nacer Chadli, Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.
Danko Lazovic takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Douglas Franco.
Centre by Miguel Danny, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandr Aniukov by Bart Buysse. Igor Denisov restarts play with the free kick.
Viktor Faitzulin on for Roman Shirokov. Szabolcs Huszti replaces Konstatin Zyryanov.
Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Centre by Roman Shirokov, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.
Nikolay Mihailov fouled by Miguel Danny, the ref awards a free kick. Nikolay Mihailov restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Emir Bajrami, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Aleksandr Aniukov concedes a free kick for a foul on Emir Bajrami. Bart Buysse crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Centre by Miguel Danny, save by Nikolay Mihailov.
Wout Brama challenges Miguel Danny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danko Lazovic.
Douglas Franco challenges Miguel Danny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Douglas Franco. Igor Denisov takes the free kick.
Goal scored by Denny Landzaat from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Twente 2-0 Zenit St Petersburg.
Freitas Fernando Meira concedes a free kick for a foul on Luuk de Jong. Freitas Fernando Meira receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Theo Janssen from left channel, Eduardo Bruno Alves makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandr Aniukov on Emir Bajrami. Douglas Franco takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Wout Brama by Miguel Danny results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Wisgerhof.
Douglas Franco concedes a free kick for a foul on Miguel Danny. A cross is delivered by Danko Lazovic, Eduardo Bruno Alves takes a shot. Nikolay Mihailov makes a save.
Effort on goal by Nacer Chadli from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Roberto Rosales produces a cross, Aleksandar Lukovic makes a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the area by Peter Wisgerhof goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Aleksandr Aniukov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emir Bajrami. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Theo Janssen from left wing, clearance by Aleksandr Aniukov.
Corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic to the near post, Bart Buysse makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line to the near post, Luuk de Jong makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Danko Lazovic. Free kick taken by Peter Wisgerhof.
Eduardo Bruno Alves fouled by Luuk de Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Aleksandar Lukovic takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line played to the near post, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic, clearance made by Wout Brama.
Roberto Rosales fouled by Eduardo Bruno Alves, the ref awards a free kick. Eduardo Bruno Alves goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Theo Janssen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Douglas Franco.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Clearance made by Peter Wisgerhof.
The ball is swung over by Aleksandar Lukovic, save by Nikolay Mihailov.
Luuk de Jong challenges Eduardo Bruno Alves unfairly and gives away a free kick. Freitas Fernando Meira takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen played to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Douglas Franco goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Emir Bajrami crosses the ball, clearance made by Eduardo Bruno Alves.
Luuk de Jong scores a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. FC Twente 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg.The assist for the goal came from Nacer Chadli.
A cross is delivered by Bart Buysse, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Save by Nikolay Mihailov.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Danny on Roberto Rosales. Free kick taken by Roberto Rosales.
Wout Brama challenges Miguel Danny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Miguel Danny takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line, Douglas Franco manages to make a clearance.
Roberto Rosales produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
A cross is delivered by Miguel Danny, Theo Janssen makes a clearance.
Emir Bajrami concedes a free kick for a foul on Danko Lazovic. Danko Lazovic crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. Miguel Danny is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Nikolay Mihailov.
The ball is delivered by Miguel Danny, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.
Theo Janssen has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Douglas Franco is penalised for a handball. Aleksandr Aniukov delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, clearance made by Douglas Franco.
Preud'homme lauds Zenit
FC Twente coach Michel Preud'homme believes Thursday's Europa League opponents Zenit St Petersburg belong in the Champions League.
The Dutch champions have already seen off Russian opponents in the last round, claiming an impressive 4-2 aggregate win over Rubin Kazan, but Preud'homme thinks domestic champions Zenit are another step up in class.
"They are club at the Champions League level," he said in De Telegraaf newspaper. "They are strong on all fronts. If we win that would be a fantastic achievement.
"Zenit have many advantages over us. They have a budget three, four times as high, everything is there.
"Therefore, we are really now the underdog."
Twente go into the first leg of their last-16 tie without striker Bryan Ruiz, who has not sufficiently recovered from a muscle problem.
That will be a blow for Twente, even if the Costa Rica international has so far struggled to hit the heights he reached last season.
The 25-year-old scored 24 times in the Eredivisie last term; he has just eight so far in the current campaign.
Preud'homme explained, though, he was not prepared to risk the striker, with Twente still fighting for a league and cup double.
They trail Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven by three points with a home match against them still to come and are through to the KNVB Beker final where they will play Ajax.
"It is irresponsible to let him play," said Preud'homme.
Twente are also sweating over the fitness of veteran midfielder Denny Landzaat.
Zenit, whose domestic league is yet to get under way, defeated CSKA Moscow 1-0 to win the Russian Super Cup at the weekend.
They were trailing 3-1 with 50 minutes of their last-32 tie to Young Boys remaining before scoring three times without reply to go through 4-3 on aggregate.
They will be without Russia midfielder Sergei Semak for the trip to Holland, and the return leg a week later, because of a broken foot.
Twente in box seat after win
FC Twente coach Michel Preud'homme watched his side make a mockery of his pre-match comments by taking a giant step towards the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a thumping 3-0 victory at home to Zenit St Petersburg.
The Belgian had played down expectations ahead of the match by claiming Zenit belonged in the Champions League and branding his side underdogs.
But his players proved otherwise as a Luuk de Jong brace either side of a Denny Landzaat effort put them firmly in the box seat ahead of next week's second leg in Russia.
At 2-0 down, the visitors might have still fancied their chances at home, but De Jong's second deep into injury-time all but killed off their hopes.
Twente were familiar with Russian opposition, having knocked out Rubin Kazan 4-2 on aggregate in the last round, and they appeared to have the measure of Zenit in the opening exchanges.
The Russian domestic season has yet to get under way and, although Zenit beat CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super Cup last weekend, they looked distinctly rusty tonight.
Both sides struggled to carve out clear-cut chances tonight until the hosts went ahead in the 29th minute.
Nacer Chadli sent in a cross from the right and De Jong guided a finish high into the net from the far side of the six-yard box.
Douglas then headed over from Theo Janssen's outswinging corner as the Dutch side looked to press home their superiority.
Zenit responded with several balls into the Twente danger area, but the hosts' defence dealt with them comfortably.
Bruno Alves had a shot stopped by Twente goalkeeper Nikolay Mihailov at the start of the second half before the hosts doubled their lead in the 56th minute.
Alves cleared Janssen's free-kick delivered from the left, but the danger was not over as Landzaat fired a shot across keeper Viacheslav Malafeev and into the bottom left corner from 18 yards.
An away goal for Zenit would have changed the complexion of the tie, but they rarely threatened the Twente backline, crosses or shots from distance which were easily dealt with all they could muster.
And instead it was the hosts who added a third in injury-time, De Jong heading Janssen's left-wing cross low into the net to leave the 2008 UEFA Cup winners with a mountain to climb to make the last eight.
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