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  • Date:24 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Petrovski Stadium
  • Attendance:17,500
( agg 4 - 3 )
  • Lazovic (40)
    Semak (51) Shirokov (75)
  • Jemal (20)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:21 +5.21

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

94:03 +4.03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Lukovic on Henri Bienvenu. Tape Doubai produces a cross, Marco Wolfli takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

93:49 +3.49

Viktor Faitzulin takes a shot. Marco Wolfli makes a save.

93:09 +3.09

Henri Bienvenu takes a shot. Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.

92:53 +2.53

Marco Schneuwly takes a shot. Freitas Fernando Meira manages to make a clearance.

91:59 +1.59

Unfair challenge on Scott Sutter by Freitas Fernando Meira results in a free kick. Christoph Spycher takes the free kick.

91:21 +1.21

Viktor Faitzulin is brought on as a substitute for Danko Lazovic.

90:35 +0.35

A cross is delivered by Aleksei Ionov, save made by Marco Wolfli.

90:00

Short corner worked by Aleksei Ionov.

87:49

Short corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the right by-line.

87:35

The ball is delivered by Danko Lazovic, clearance by Ammar Jemal.

86:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Freitas Fernando Meira on Emmanuel Mayuka. The referee cautions Freitas Fernando Meira for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Christoph Spycher.

84:53

Danko Lazovic challenges Emmanuel Mayuka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Henri Bienvenu produces a cross, Christian Schneuwly produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84:36

Marco Schneuwly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Senad Lulic.

82:13

Emiliano Dudar fouled by Sergei Semak, the ref awards a free kick. Sergei Semak goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Szabolcs Huszti replaces Roman Shirokov. Scott Sutter has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Aleksandr Aniukov manages to make a clearance.

79:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Shirokov by Tape Doubai. Free kick taken by Aleksandr Aniukov.

78:34

Christian Schneuwly comes on in place of Mario Raimondi. Emmanuel Mayuka comes on in place of David Degen.

77:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christoph Spycher on Igor Denisov. The referee shows Christoph Spycher a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

76:43

Unfair challenge on Tape Doubai by Sergei Semak results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Francois Affolter.

75:27

Roman Shirokov scores a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 3 (4)-(3) 1 Young Boys.The assist for the goal came from Aleksandar Lukovic.

73:17

The ball is delivered by Miguel Danny, save made by Marco Wolfli.

71:47

Aleksei Ionov comes on in place of Konstatin Zyryanov. Corner taken left-footed by Henri Bienvenu to the near post.

68:53

Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Ammar Jemal by Sergei Semak results in a free kick. Marco Wolfli takes the free kick.

68:37

Aleksandar Lukovic takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.

68:20

Konstatin Zyryanov takes a shot. Blocked by Emiliano Dudar.

66:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danko Lazovic. Emiliano Dudar restarts play with the free kick.

65:42

Danko Lazovic is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Emiliano Dudar.

64:49

Booking for Emiliano Dudar for unsporting behaviour.

62:57

Igor Denisov challenges Christoph Spycher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christoph Spycher restarts play with the free kick.

61:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eduardo Bruno Alves on David Degen. Strike comes in from Mario Raimondi from the free kick.

60:40

Miguel Danny delivers the ball, Christoph Spycher manages to make a clearance.

59:48

Shot from just outside the box by Aleksandar Lukovic goes over the target.

58:30

Centre by Senad Lulic, Eduardo Bruno Alves manages to make a clearance.

57:52

Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ammar Jemal manages to make a clearance.

57:41

The ball is swung over by Danko Lazovic, clearance by Francois Affolter.

55:43

Scott Sutter takes a shot. Blocked by Eduardo Bruno Alves.

55:01

Freitas Fernando Meira fouled by David Degen, the ref awards a free kick. Freitas Fernando Meira restarts play with the free kick.

54:53

A cross is delivered by Senad Lulic, Freitas Fernando Meira gets a block in.

54:01

Miguel Danny fouled by Christoph Spycher, the ref awards a free kick. Danko Lazovic has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Emiliano Dudar makes a clearance.

53:06

Konstatin Zyryanov produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:32

Miguel Danny takes a shot. Francois Affolter gets a block in.

52:21

Foul by Tape Doubai on Igor Denisov, free kick awarded. Igor Denisov takes the free kick.

51:20

Sergei Semak fires in a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 2 (3)-(3) 1 Young Boys.Assist on the goal came from Igor Denisov.

49:45

Foul by Sergei Semak on Senad Lulic, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ammar Jemal.

48:00

Unfair challenge on Miguel Danny by Francois Affolter results in a free kick. Miguel Danny takes the direct free kick.

47:50 +2.50

Foul by Aleksandr Aniukov on David Degen, free kick awarded. Emiliano Dudar takes the free kick.

45:54 +0.54

Unfair challenge on Ammar Jemal by Danko Lazovic results in a free kick. Danko Lazovic is booked. Emiliano Dudar restarts play with the free kick.

44:34

Effort from outside the penalty box by Senad Lulic goes wide right of the goal.

40:54

Goal scored by Danko Lazovic from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 1 (2)-(3) 1 Young Boys.Roman Shirokov provided the assist for the goal.

39:01

Miguel Danny produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

38:20

Volleyed right-footed shot by Henri Bienvenu. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

36:20

Corner taken by Mario Raimondi played to the near post, Ammar Jemal has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

36:12

Mario Raimondi crosses the ball, clearance made by Aleksandr Aniukov.

34:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christoph Spycher on Roman Shirokov. Danko Lazovic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Marco Wolfli.

33:45

The ball is swung over by Senad Lulic, Eduardo Bruno Alves makes a clearance.

29:12

Foul by Sergei Semak on Tape Doubai, free kick awarded. Emiliano Dudar takes the direct free kick.

27:08

Danko Lazovic takes the inswinging corner, Emiliano Dudar manages to make a clearance.

26:56

The ball is swung over by Aleksandr Aniukov, save by Marco Wolfli.

26:06

Miguel Danny fouled by Francois Affolter, the ref awards a free kick. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

25:19

Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line to the near post, Marco Wolfli makes a save.

20:19

Corner taken left-footed by Mario Raimondi, Ammar Jemal grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Zenit St Petersburg 0 (1)-(3) 1 Young Boys.Mario Raimondi provided the assist for the goal.

19:23

Foul by Freitas Fernando Meira on Ammar Jemal, free kick awarded. Henri Bienvenu produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Eduardo Bruno Alves makes a clearance.

17:28

Tape Doubai concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Lukovic. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

15:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Shirokov on David Degen. Marco Wolfli restarts play with the free kick.

14:36

Igor Denisov challenges Francois Affolter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mario Raimondi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Konstatin Zyryanov makes a clearance.

14:10

Centre by Danko Lazovic, clearance made by Emiliano Dudar.

12:57

Scott Sutter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Konstatin Zyryanov. Direct free kick taken by Konstatin Zyryanov.

12:23

Inswinging corner taken by Mario Raimondi from the left by-line, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

11:59

Henri Bienvenu takes a shot. Aleksandr Aniukov gets a block in.

10:44

Miguel Danny challenges Francois Affolter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Francois Affolter.

9:55

Foul by Konstatin Zyryanov on Tape Doubai, free kick awarded. David Degen takes the direct free kick.

9:34

Danko Lazovic challenges Francois Affolter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Wolfli takes the direct free kick.

9:07

Roman Shirokov takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.

7:13

Senad Lulic takes a shot. Viacheslav Malafeev makes a save.

6:54

Christoph Spycher takes a shot. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

5:14

David Degen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Freitas Fernando Meira. Freitas Fernando Meira takes the free kick.

0:21

Igor Denisov challenges Christoph Spycher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ammar Jemal, save by Viacheslav Malafeev.

Match Preview

Spalletti issues challenge Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spalletti has urged his players to prove they are "real winners" when they tackle freezing temperatures and Swiss opponents Young Boys in Thursday's Europa League last-32 clash. With snow throughout the city as winter continues to grip Russia, the match is expected to be played in conditions neither side will fancy. A pitch-covering plastic sheet was lifted by Zenit's groundstaff at the Petrowsky-Stadion today, having been in place since December during the Russian league's off-season. While the sheeting has prevented snow falling on the turf, the pitch is by various accounts in a state barely suitable for a football match, let alone such an important one. Young Boys lead 2-1 from the first leg but know their trip to Russia has been made particularly difficult by the weather. "The club has done everything to ensure the team is ready for the first whistle," said Young Boys coach Vladimir Petkovic. "It was a good decision to travel here on Tuesday. The players have had plenty of time to acclimatise." Nevertheless Young Boys are unlikely to have played too often in temperatures of minus 15 Celsius, which is approximately the mark they are expected to fall to by kick-off time. Zenit chief Spalletti, whose team are reigning Russian champions, said: "Of course it will be a little harder to attack in such weather. "But our players' skill level makes it possible to do that. Even in weather like this. "And we shouldn't forget that our opponents run well, and are good at organising counter-attacks. But we can and should win this match. "Real winners are able to get used to any situation. That's why they're winners and champions. And my players can adapt to all conditions." Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Wolfli is confident the visitors can rise to the challenge and convert their lead into an aggregate victory. Wolfli said on his club's website: "We want to face the challenge and be ready. Zenit have more experience of playing in such cold. But this need not necessarily be an advantage."

Formation:4141Manager: Luciano Spalletti

Zenit St Petersburg

Formation: 343Manager: Vladimir Petkovic

Young Boys

  • Viacheslav Malafeev
  • Aleksandr Aniukov
  • Eduardo Bruno Alves
  • Freitas Fernando Meira
  • Aleksandar Lukovic
  • Igor Denisov
  • Sergei Semak
  • Roman Shirokov
  • Miguel Danny
  • Konstatin Zyryanov
  • Danko Lazovic
  • SUBS
  • Yuri Zhevnov
  • Viktor Faitzulin
  • Szabolcs Huszti
  • Igor Cheminava
  • Aleksei Ionov
  • Nikita Bocharov
  • Sergei Petrov

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Match Report

Zenit dump Young Boys out Zenit St Petersburg came from two goals down in the tie to reach the Europa League's last 16 via a 3-1 (4-3 aggregate) victory over Young Boys in an entertaining second leg. The visitors led 2-1 from the first game and extended their lead via Ammar Jemal's close-range header, only for Danko Lazovic to equalise before half-time. And that proved the turning point as Sergei Semak and Roman Shirokov struck in the second period to turn the tie around. Young Boys started brightly and home keeper Viacheslav Malafeev was called into action by two early free-kicks, gathering Jemal's effort before parrying away another from Christoph Spycher. Roman Shirokov provided Malafeev's opposite number Marco Wolfli with his first test, a close-range effort which was repelled by a sharp reflex save. Malafeev was forced to parry away Mario Raimondi's corner after Henri Bienvenu's shot was deflected behind, with both teams seemingly of a mind that end-to-end attack was the way to combat freezing conditions. And a shambolic breakthrough arrived when another Raimondi flag-kick was allowed to bounce in the six-yard box, Jemal arriving at the far post to nod his side in front on the night and seemingly in control of the tie. The same players combined later in the half, Jemal this time heading over, before Zenit hit back four minutes before the interval. Lazovic seized on Roman Shirokov's pass and found the bottom corner of Wolfli's net from 12 yards. And with seven minutes of the restart, the hosts were level in the tie. Igor Denisov crossed from the left and Semak sent a left-footed effort thumping into the roof of the net. Young Boys' Francois Affolter blocked Danny's shot before Scott Sutter's effort at the other end rebounded to safety off Bruno Alves. Luciano Spalletti's side continued to press and Aleksandar Lukovic's drive flashed over, though Raimondi curled a free-kick wide at the other end. Wolfli denied Lukovic after Emiliano Dudar had blocked Zyryanov's original effort but the Russians' second-half dominance told decisively in the 76th minute. Lukovic's left-wing cross picked out Shirokov at the far post and he side-footed into the roof of the net to put his side ahead in the tie for the first time since Nicolas Lombaerts' 20th-minute opener in last week's first leg. Christian Schneuwly fired Bienvenu's free-kick wide and brother Marco was denied by Fernando Meira's clearance. Malafeev then saved from Bienvenu and when he also gathered a header from rival keeper Wolfli, upfield for a last-gasp set-piece, the game was up for the Swiss side.

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