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Christos Patsatzoglou concedes a free kick for a foul on Alessandro Rosina. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Alessandro Rosina.
The ball is crossed by Panagiotis Lagos, comfortable save by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Panagiotis Lagos by Konstatin Zyryanov. Panagiotis Lagos takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Lukovic, blocked by Sanel Jahic.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic played to the near post, Giannis Arampatzis makes a comfortable save.
Grigoris Makos concedes a free kick for a foul on Danko Lazovic. Caution for Grigoris Makos.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Papa Bouba Diop by Viacheslav Malafeev. Viacheslav Malafeev goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ismael Blanco on for Ignacio Scocco. Penalty taken right-footed by Pantelis Kafes and scored. Zenit St Petersburg 4-2 AEK Athens.
Papa Bouba Diop fouled by Alexander Bukharov, the ref awards a free kick. Traianos Dellas restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Danko Lazovic, comfortable save by Giannis Arampatzis.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line to the near post, Traianos Dellas makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Papa Bouba Diop by Roman Shirokov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Savvas Gentsoglou.
Vladimir Bystrov leaves the field to be replaced by Maksim Kanunnikov. Outswinging corner taken by Ignacio Scocco from the left by-line, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Foul by Tomas Hubocan on Ignacio Scocco, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ignacio Scocco from right channel, Ivica Krizanac makes a clearance.
Danko Lazovic has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Danko Lazovic has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee blows for offside. Sanel Jahic takes the direct free kick.
Roman Shirokov on for Igor Denisov. Alessandro Rosina replaces Miguel Danny.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ignacio Scocco misses to the left of the goal.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Save made by Giannis Arampatzis.
Outswinging corner taken by Ignacio Scocco from the left by-line, Viacheslav Malafeev makes a comfortable save.
Papa Bouba Diop joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafik Djebbour.
A goal is scored by Danko Lazovic from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 4-1 AEK Athens.The assist for the goal came from Aleksandar Lukovic.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Danko Lazovic, clearance made by Sanel Jahic.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Blocked by Sanel Jahic.
Corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line, Giannis Arampatzis makes a comfortable save.
Danko Lazovic crosses the ball, Traianos Dellas gets a block in.
Alexander Bukharov fouled by Sanel Jahic, the ref awards a free kick. Igor Denisov restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Danko Lazovic by Grigoris Makos results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Igor Denisov.
The ball is swung over by Danko Lazovic, clearance by Traianos Dellas.
Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Save by Giannis Arampatzis.
Igor Denisov challenges Christos Patsatzoglou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ignacio Scocco.
Sanel Jahic is brought on as a substitute for Nikos Liberopoulos.
Alexander Bukharov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Traianos Dellas. Direct free kick taken by Christos Patsatzoglou.
Panagiotis Lagos challenges Alexander Bukharov unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Panagiotis Lagos is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Danko Lazovic scores a placed penalty. Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 AEK Athens.
Unfair challenge on Alexander Bukharov by Cristian Nasuti results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic and scored. Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 AEK Athens.The referee red cards Cristian Nasuti for professional foul.
Christos Patsatzoglou concedes a free kick for a foul on Danko Lazovic. Direct free kick taken by Igor Denisov.
Nikos Liberopoulos fires in a brilliant goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 AEK Athens.The assist for the goal came from Ignacio Scocco.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Alexander Bukharov misses to the left of the goal.
Nikos Liberopoulos fouled by Tomas Hubocan, the ref awards a free kick. Pantelis Kafes takes the free kick.
Igor Denisov delivers the ball, clearance by Cristian Nasuti.
Rafik Djebbour produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Alexander Bukharov has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vladimir Bystrov on Savvas Gentsoglou. Direct free kick taken by Panagiotis Lagos.
Ignacio Scocco takes a short corner.
The offside flag is raised against Alexander Bukharov. Cristian Nasuti takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Rafik Djebbour misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Christos Patsatzoglou, clearance made by Eduardo Bruno Alves.
Effort from the edge of the box by Vladimir Bystrov goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Lukovic, comfortable save by Giannis Arampatzis.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Ignacio Scocco goes wide left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Panagiotis Lagos, Viacheslav Malafeev makes a clearance.
Savvas Gentsoglou takes a shot. Viacheslav Malafeev makes a comfortable save.
Grigoris Makos fouled by Vladimir Bystrov, the ref awards a free kick. Pantelis Kafes restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Miguel Danny from the right by-line to the near post, Eduardo Bruno Alves grabs a fantastic goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 AEK Athens.The assist for the goal came from Miguel Danny.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic from the right by-line to the near post, Eduardo Bruno Alves finds the back of the net with a fantastic goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 AEK Athens.Assist on the goal came from Danko Lazovic.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ignacio Scocco from the left by-line, save made by Viacheslav Malafeev.
Shot by Ignacio Scocco. Save by Viacheslav Malafeev.
A cross is delivered by Danko Lazovic, clearance made by Giannis Arampatzis.
Vladimir Bystrov sends in a cross, Giannis Arampatzis makes a comfortable save.
Tomas Hubocan fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 AEK Athens.
The referee gets the game underway.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Spalletti wary of Athens
Zenit St Petersburg head coach Luciano Spalletti has warned his side not to underestimate beleaguered visitors AEK Athens when the two sides lock horns.
The Greek team travel to the Petrovski Stadium currently in the midst of a season marred by turmoil.
Dusan Bajevic resigned from his position as head coach at the weekend after AEK's second loss of the season which saw them plummet to 13th in the Greek Super League.
The aftermath of the 3-1 away loss to newly-promoted Olympiakos Volos soon overshadowed the result, with angry Greek supporters hurling chairs and debris at Bajevic minutes before he resigned his position in the post-match press conference.
It was the second time that the 61-year-old had been subject of the ire of the Enosis fans.
Supporters turned on the man who had won them four championships after a pre-season defeat to second-division club Kallithea when fans broke on to the pitch and knocked the Serb to the ground.
All this may paint a picture of instability at the Greek side, but Spalletti has warned that AEK's players will be out to impress caretaker manager Bledar Kola, making the clash a difficult tie.
"The Greeks are a very good side with potential and skilful players," said the Italian.
"I know that they are going through a difficult phase. However each team can develop and play better.
"They have a brand new manager for this match and they will fight hard. We should be prepared.
"My players know that very well. It would be an error to believe that this will be an easy match."
The match pits two sides against each other which both won their opening games of the group stage.
Late goals from Nikos Liberopoulos and Nacho Scocco gave AEK a 3-1 win over Hadjuk Split while 2008 UEFA Cup winners Zenit began their Group G campaign with a 3-1 away win over Anderlecht.
AEK defender Cristian Nasuti believes he and his team-mates must cut out basic errors if they are to improve.
"The trouble is clearly concentration," said the 28-year-old.
"There exist certain errors that we should correct. I believe that with the arrival of a young trainer, it will improve. It is essential that the corrections are made now."
Zenit thump AEK
Zenit St Petersburg heaped more misery on troubled AEK Athens to make it two wins from two in Europa League Group G after a 4-2 victory.
Early goals from Tomas Hubocan and Danny Alves put the hosts in control and a reply from Nikos Liberopoulos proved only a brief tonic as Danko Lazovic converted a penalty before half-time.
That came after Cristian Nasuti had seen red for a foul, and Lazovic grabbed his side's fourth in the second half before Pantelis Kafes reduced the deficit with a late penalty.
AEK went into the match without a manager after Dusan Bajevic resigned at the weekend. The Athens giants' defeat by Olympiakos Volos saw supporters hurl chairs and debris at Bajevic as the club slumped to 13th in the Super League.
And things got worse for the Greeks barely a minute into tonight's clash when Hubocan let fly from 25 yards and gave Zenit the lead.
With only 13 minutes gone they had doubled their advantage as Lazovic lofted in a corner for the hosts that was met with a brilliant finish from Bruno Alves.
Zenit continued to threaten, with Vladimir Bystrov and Alexander Bukharov twice going close, while Rafik Djebbour's effort from inside the area that cleared the bar was the best AEK could muster in the opening 35 minutes.
Then, in the 37th minute, the visitors pulled one back out of nothing as Liberopoulos beat Viacheslav Malafeev from 20 yards out.
AEK's chances of getting something from the game were almost certainly ended six minutes later, though, when a bad foul on Bukharov by Nasuti resulted in a penalty and a red card for the defender.
Lazovic took responsibility for the spot-kick and duly converted with a precise shot into the bottom corner.
The same player then put the game well and truly out of sight in the 57th minute when he turned in Aleksandar Lukovic's cross from close range.
AEK at least had the final word with their second goal in the 83rd minute, scored by Kafes from the penalty spot after Malafeev brought down Papa Bouba Diop, but it was too little, too late.
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