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  • Date:17 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Wankdorf
  • Attendance:15,000
  • Lulic (45)
    Mayuka (90)
  • Lombaerts (19)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Goal scored by Emmanuel Mayuka from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Young Boys 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg.Assist by Alain Nef.

92mins

The ball is delivered by Senad Lulic.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Igor Denisov by Francois Affolter results in a free kick. Alexander Kerzhakov restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Scott Sutter crosses the ball, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

87mins

Corner taken by Miguel Danny from the right by-line, Tomas Hubocan challenges Senad Lulic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Francois Affolter takes the free kick.

86mins

Effort from outside the box by Miguel Danny goes wide right of the target.

83mins

Emmanuel Mayuka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Moreno Costanzo. Corner taken by Ammar Jemal. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ammar Jemal, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.

82mins

Scott Sutter produces a cross.

81mins

Senad Lulic challenges Aleksandr Aniukov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Viacheslav Malafeev.

79mins

Sergei Semak on for Roman Shirokov.

77mins

Francois Affolter takes a shot. Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Mario Raimondi.

75mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Sutter clears the bar.

74mins

A cross is delivered by David Degen.

73mins

Mario Raimondi takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

72mins

David Degen goes into the referee's book.

72mins

Moreno Costanzo takes a outswinging corner.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Henri Bienvenu by Vladimir Bystrov results in a free kick. The referee shows Vladimir Bystrov a red card.

68mins

Mario Raimondi takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

66mins

Outswinging corner taken by Moreno Costanzo, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.

64mins

Foul by Tomas Hubocan on Senad Lulic, free kick awarded. Tomas Hubocan is given a yellow card. Shot comes in from Mario Raimondi from the free kick, Tomas Hubocan gets a block in.

64mins

The referee blows for offside. Marco Wolfli restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alain Nef on Miguel Danny. Alain Nef is cautioned. Shot comes in from Eduardo Bruno Alves from the free kick, save by Marco Wolfli.

62mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Senad Lulic misses to the left of the goal.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Senad Lulic from the left by-line.

59mins

Emiliano Dudar leaves the field to be replaced by Mario Raimondi.

58mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Hubocan on David Degen. Free kick taken by Tape Doubai.

56mins

Henri Bienvenu takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

54mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Moreno Costanzo.

54mins

Freitas Fernando Meira on for Nicolas Lombaerts. Emiliano Dudar concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Kerzhakov. Emiliano Dudar is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Miguel Danny delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Roman Shirokov.

53mins

Booking for Miguel Danny for unsporting behaviour.

53mins

Moreno Costanzo crosses the ball.

52mins

Tomas Hubocan concedes a free kick for a foul on David Degen. Moreno Costanzo restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

The ball is delivered by Alexander Kerzhakov, Marco Wolfli makes a save.

48mins

Senad Lulic takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

46mins

Senad Lulic fires in a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Young Boys 1-1 Zenit St Petersburg.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vladimir Bystrov on Tape Doubai. Vladimir Bystrov is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ammar Jemal.

44mins

Vladimir Bystrov replaces Danko Lazovic.

43mins

Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.

39mins

Nicolas Lombaerts challenges David Degen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ammar Jemal restarts play with the free kick. David Degen takes a shot. Save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.

36mins

Ammar Jemal takes a shot. Aleksandr Aniukov gets a block in.

35mins

Foul by Ammar Jemal on Danko Lazovic, free kick awarded. The referee cautions Ammar Jemal for unsporting behaviour. Aleksandr Aniukov restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken by Moreno Costanzo from the right by-line.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Moreno Costanzo.

31mins

Alain Nef takes a shot. Brilliant save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

31mins

Corner taken by Moreno Costanzo.

30mins

Foul by Ammar Jemal on Danko Lazovic, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Eduardo Bruno Alves.

29mins

Moreno Costanzo fouled by Tomas Hubocan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Moreno Costanzo.

28mins

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.

27mins

Igor Denisov has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

26mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Henri Bienvenu.

26mins

The ball is sent over by Aleksandr Aniukov, clearance made by Ammar Jemal.

24mins

The ball is crossed by Moreno Costanzo, clearance by Aleksandr Aniukov.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eduardo Bruno Alves on Moreno Costanzo. Moreno Costanzo delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Aleksandr Aniukov manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Senad Lulic produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

22mins

Moreno Costanzo produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

20mins

Nicolas Lombaerts finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Young Boys 0-1 Zenit St Petersburg.Assist by Danko Lazovic.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line.

19mins

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Save by Marco Wolfli.

18mins

Alexander Kerzhakov is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marco Wolfli.

18mins

Senad Lulic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

17mins

Header on goal by Nicolas Lombaerts from just inside the area goes over the target.

16mins

Foul by Moreno Costanzo on Igor Denisov, free kick awarded. Nicolas Lombaerts restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Igor Denisov has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

14mins

The ball is crossed by David Degen, Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.

14mins

Corner taken right-footed by Moreno Costanzo, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

13mins

Tomas Hubocan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emiliano Dudar. Direct free kick taken by Moreno Costanzo.

11mins

Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line.

11mins

Miguel Danny takes a shot. Alain Nef gets a block in.

4mins

David Degen concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Hubocan. Aleksandr Aniukov restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic, clearance made by Alain Nef.

Match Preview

Young Boys hopeful ahead of Zenit tie Young Boys midfielder Mario Raimondi is hoping that Zenit St Petersburg's lack of action in recent months can give his side the edge when they host the Russians in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday. Zenit have not played a competitive fixture since their domestic season finished on November 29, and it will not start up again until August as the Russian Premier League is brought in line with other European leagues. Young Boys, meanwhile, are battle-hardened due to the ongoing Swiss Super League and are boosted by a 100% home record in Europe so far this term. And although vice-captain Raimondi is aware of the threat posed by the 2008 UEFA Cup winners, he admits it is hard to know how to prepare for a side that have not played in almost three months. He told his club website: "We know that our visitors are a very successful club, they are Russian champions and have a strong squad, a big budget and high ambitions. "Each of us know that our play will have to be of a high calibre, but it is difficult to gauge how the game will go. What sort of form will Zenit be in?" But the home side's preparation has been as thorough as possible, with manager Vladimir Petkovic and his coaching staff providing information to help his players visualise how their opponents will play. "Every player has received a CD with a compilation of some games involving Zenit," Raimondi added. "In addition, we were handed a file containing the main information about them and in the last days before the game the coaches have gone into more detail with us." Raimondi is confident his side can prevail on Thursday, although he admits they have concerns about the potential for poor weather for next week's second leg in Russia. "We face a big task but on a good day we can compete with everyone," he said. "It would be nice to keep a clean sheet. A 2-0 win at home we would accept in advance of course. "Ahead of next week I've heard that present temperatures in St Petersburg are minus 20 degrees. "The staff are going to take up the shirt sizes of the players, so we can be equipped with special insulating clothing."

Formation:343Manager: Vladimir Petkovic

Young Boys

Formation: 4231Manager: Luciano Spalletti

Zenit St Petersburg

  • Marco Wolfli
  • Alain Nef
  • Emiliano Dudar
  • Francois Affolter
  • Scott Sutter
  • Moreno Costanzo
  • Tape Doubai
  • Ammar Jemal
  • David Degen
  • Henri Bienvenu
  • Senad Lulic
  • SUBS
  • Hrvoje Bukovski
  • Hassan Lingani
  • Marco Schneuwly
  • Christian Schneuwly
  • Mario Raimondi
  • Emmanuel Mayuka
  • Matteo Tosetti

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Match Report

Last-gasp Mayuka boosts Young Boys Substitute Emmanuel Mayuka hit a stoppage-time winner as Young Boys secured a narrow 2-1 advantage to take to freezing Russia next week. Zenit St Petersburg had looked like holding on for a draw with 10 men but Mayuka scored in the fourth additional minute. Young Boys midfielder Mario Raimondi had spoken before the match of wanting a clean sheet and a two-goal advantage to carry through to the second leg of the Europa League last-32 tie, in which the Swiss are expecting bitterly cold conditions. The home side had to settle for a one-goal lead, falling behind before first drawing level with the 2008 UEFA Cup winners and then pinching victory. Nicolas Lombaerts headed Zenit ahead in the 20th minute, before Senad Lulic pounced for an equaliser in the first minute of the second half. Vladimir Bystrov was dismissed for a second yellow-card offence, both fouls on Young Boys players, and although Zenit held on for the rest of regulation time, Mayuka had a decisive late say. Zenit dominated the opening 20 minutes and deserved their lead. Miguel Danny had an early close-range shot blocked, Igor Denisov fired wide, Lombaerts headed over and Alexander Kerzhakov's strike drew a parried save from Marco Wolfli. With the Russian league in its off-season, Zenit had not seen any domestic duty since November, however they were obviously sharp and their goal was well deserved, and came with a touch of genius. Zenit took a corner on the left without Young Boys realising the ball was live, and Danko Lazovic was able to dribble towards the penalty area before playing a perfect cross for Lombaerts to head into the right corner. Perhaps sensing some injustice, Young Boys poured forward and Moreno Costanzo and Lulic threatened. Kerzhakov forced Wolfli to save well as Zenit looked for a second goal, before Alain Nef drew a classy stop from Viacheslav Malafeev at the other end. Zenit's lead was wiped out just 45 seconds into the second half as Lulic lobbed home a leveller from inside the penalty area. Then Lulic almost scored again in the 48th minute, drawing a save from Malafeev who also denied Henri Bienvenu soon afterwards. Lulic sent a volley wide to the left of goal just after the hour mark, and Raimondi blazed over the bar. Then Zenit had Bystrov sent off, after he fouled Bienvenu. Raimondi, Scott Sutter and Francois Affolter peppered the Zenit goal with shots before the visitors replied with Danny showing a touch of menace. The draw looked inevitable as stoppage time ran down, but Mayuka, on since the 83rd minute, fired into the bottom left corner following a pass from Nef to give the hosts the victory they craved. endM

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