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  • Date:17 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Petrovski Stadium
  • Attendance:20,000
( agg 2 - 3 )
  • Shirokov (16) Kerzhakov (36)
Goal!

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95:07 +5.07

Unfair challenge on Szabolcs Huszti by Nacer Chadli results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Konstatin Zyryanov.

93:25 +3.25

Roberto Rosales produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

91:57 +1.57

The ball is delivered by Roman Shirokov.

91:03 +1.03

Roman Shirokov fouled by Theo Janssen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Szabolcs Huszti, Oguchi Onyewu makes a clearance.

87:37

The official flags Alexander Bukharov offside. Indirect free kick taken by Nikolay Mihailov.

87:07

Centre by Roman Shirokov, clearance made by Ola John.

85:46

Miguel Danny sends in a cross.

84:45

Aleksandr Aniukov takes a shot. Clearance made by Oguchi Onyewu.

79:59

The ball is swung over by Igor Denisov, Peter Wisgerhof makes a clearance.

79:15

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Szabolcs Huszti, Denny Landzaat makes a clearance.

76:26

Konstatin Zyryanov challenges Peter Wisgerhof unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nikolay Mihailov.

73:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bart Buysse on Aleksei Ionov. Direct free kick taken by Aleksandr Aniukov.

72:37

Konstatin Zyryanov takes a shot. Save by Nikolay Mihailov.

71:19

(FC Twente) makes a substitution, with Ola John coming on for Emir Bajrami.

70:53

Luuk de Jong has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:33

Corner taken by Theo Janssen, clearance made by Yuri Zhevnov.

70:06

Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Save made by Yuri Zhevnov.

69:19

Corner taken by Roberto Rosales from the left by-line played to the near post, Alexander Kerzhakov leaves the field to be replaced by Konstatin Zyryanov. Clearance by Eduardo Bruno Alves.

68:59

Theo Janssen takes a shot. Eduardo Bruno Alves makes a clearance.

68:35

Igor Denisov takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nikolay Mihailov.

67:25

Shot from deep inside the area by Luuk de Jong clears the bar.

63:43

Danko Lazovic goes off and Alexander Bukharov comes on.

61:11

Peter Wisgerhof gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Kerzhakov. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danko Lazovic, Oguchi Onyewu makes a clearance.

60:21

Corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen, save by Yuri Zhevnov.

59:58

Theo Janssen takes a shot. Igor Denisov manages to make a clearance.

57:57

Igor Denisov fouled by Roberto Rosales, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Eduardo Bruno Alves.

56:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandr Aniukov on Bart Buysse. Booking for Aleksandr Aniukov for unsporting behaviour. Bart Buysse restarts play with the free kick.

56:42

The ball is delivered by Miguel Danny, Peter Wisgerhof manages to make a clearance.

53:19

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Peter Wisgerhof manages to make a clearance.

52:48

Corner taken by Emir Bajrami played to the near post.

52:20

Emir Bajrami takes a shot. Eduardo Bruno Alves makes a clearance.

49:55

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Save made by Nikolay Mihailov.

49:21

Emir Bajrami fouled by Eduardo Bruno Alves, the ref awards a free kick. Roberto Rosales takes the direct free kick.

47:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Shirokov on Roberto Rosales. Peter Wisgerhof restarts play with the free kick.

45:59 +0.59

The ball is sent over by Emir Bajrami.

45:05

Foul by Eduardo Bruno Alves on Luuk de Jong, free kick awarded. Eduardo Bruno Alves is cautioned. Roberto Rosales takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Szabolcs Huszti on for Freitas Fernando Meira.

44:42

Roberto Rosales produces a cross, Shot on goal by Luuk de Jong from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

42:55

Corner taken by Theo Janssen from the left by-line, Luuk de Jong produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

42:42

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli, clearance made by Eduardo Bruno Alves.

41:24

Theo Janssen fouled by Aleksandar Lukovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Wisgerhof.

36:17

Alexander Kerzhakov takes a shot. Bart Buysse makes a clearance. Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the right by-line played to the near post. Roman Shirokov takes a shot. Alexander Kerzhakov grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 2 (2)-(3) 0 FC Twente.Nikolay Mihailov makes a save.

34:09

Danko Lazovic takes a shot. Oguchi Onyewu gets a block in.

32:24

Nacer Chadli fouled by Aleksandar Lukovic, the ref awards a free kick. Theo Janssen has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

31:53

The ball is swung over by Roberto Rosales, Yuri Zhevnov makes a clearance.

31:12

Miguel Danny is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

30:10

Emir Bajrami fouled by Freitas Fernando Meira, the ref awards a free kick. Theo Janssen takes the free kick.

29:40

Shot from just outside the box by Aleksei Ionov goes over the crossbar.

27:45

Corner taken right-footed by Danko Lazovic from the left by-line, save by Nikolay Mihailov.

27:09

Aleksandr Aniukov takes a shot. Save by Nikolay Mihailov.

26:44

The ball is sent over by Aleksei Ionov.

26:08

Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Yuri Zhevnov makes a save.

24:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Shirokov on Denny Landzaat. Direct free kick taken by Theo Janssen.

23:13

Roman Shirokov crosses the ball, clearance made by Nikolay Mihailov.

22:56

Emir Bajrami challenges Danko Lazovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Igor Denisov restarts play with the free kick.

21:01

Foul by Emir Bajrami on Aleksei Ionov, free kick awarded. Danko Lazovic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16:04

Roman Shirokov gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Zenit St Petersburg 1 (1)-(3) 0 FC Twente.Assist on the goal came from Miguel Danny.

14:57

Unfair challenge on Alexander Kerzhakov by Denny Landzaat results in a free kick. Danko Lazovic takes the free kick.

12:25

Aleksandr Aniukov takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

10:36

Danko Lazovic takes a outswinging corner.

9:57

Unfair challenge on Aleksei Ionov by Bart Buysse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danko Lazovic.

8:31

Danko Lazovic crosses the ball, Peter Wisgerhof makes a clearance.

7:53

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Emir Bajrami goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

6:28

Foul by Aleksandr Aniukov on Emir Bajrami, free kick awarded. Theo Janssen takes the direct free kick.

5:13

Effort from deep inside the area by Nacer Chadli misses to the right of the target.

4:51

Miguel Danny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bart Buysse. Free kick taken by Bart Buysse.

3:22

Aleksandar Lukovic fouled by Nacer Chadli, the ref awards a free kick. Freitas Fernando Meira restarts play with the free kick.

0:56

Danko Lazovic is caught offside. Free kick taken by Nikolay Mihailov.

0:19

Corner taken by Danko Lazovic from the right by-line, Bart Buysse manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Spalletti issues Zenit rallying call Zenit St Petersburg head coach Luciano Spalletti has called on his players to put in the "heroic" effort they need to overturn a three-goal deficit and beat FC Twente to reach the Europa League quarter-finals. The 2008 UEFA Cup winners were clear favourites to progress from the last-16 tie before they were stunned by a 3-0 defeat in Enschede a fortnight ago. A Luuk de Jong double and a strike from Denny Landzaat gave the Russians a huge mountain to climb, but their Italian coach is convinced his side can go through having performed a similar second-leg comeback against Young Boys Berne in the previous round. Already 2-1 down after the first leg, Spalletti's men conceded an early goal in the return fixture before going through 4-3 on aggregate thanks to three goals in 35 minutes. Three strikes will only take Thursday's clash at the Petrovski Stadium to extra-time, but Spalletti thinks that display proves that his team have the strength of character to come back from behind and pull off another upset. "We were 1-0 after half an hour of the second leg against Young Boys. Then we needed to score three goals and on Thursday the situation will roughly be the same but we have 30 minutes more," the former Roma coach said in Russian newspaper Sport Express. "On Thursday the guys will play to the limit out of respect for their fans and their city. "I know that in Russia's history, the country has had many heroes, good, brave, courageous people, and our players have the same qualities." Twente had goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov to thank for shutting Zenit out during the first leg, and he will have to be at his best to keep out Spalletti's team given that they have a 100% record at home in the competition. The Eredivisie side have already encountered problems in Russia since they landed on Wednesday afternoon. They waved their right to train at the Petrovski Stadium due to concerns about the ground's pitch due to the wintry conditions at the ground. The conditions are unlikely to change much, though, with temperatures expected to plummet to -10 degrees for the game. Striker Bryan Ruiz, who scored 24 times in the Eredivisie last term, has a muscle problem and has not travelled with the squad while Brazilian defender Douglas is suspended for Michel Preud'homme's side.

Formation:442Manager: Luciano Spalletti

Zenit St Petersburg

Formation: 433Manager: Michel Preud'Homme

FC Twente

  • Yuri Zhevnov
  • Aleksandr Aniukov
  • Eduardo Bruno Alves
  • Freitas Fernando Meira
  • Aleksandar Lukovic
  • Aleksei Ionov
  • Igor Denisov
  • Roman Shirokov
  • Danko Lazovic
  • Miguel Danny
  • Alexander Kerzhakov
  • SUBS
  • Andrei Zaytsev
  • Alexander Bukharov
  • Konstatin Zyryanov
  • Viktor Faitzulin
  • Szabolcs Huszti
  • Igor Cheminava
  • Sergei Petrov

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Match Report

Twente survive scare FC Twente held off a resurgent Zenit St Petersburg in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie, advancing 3-2 on aggregate despite suffering a 2-0 defeat in Russia. A demanding first-half display from the hosts was rewarded with two goals from Roman Shirokov and Alexander Kerzhakov, but Twente composed themselves after the interval and managed to stem the flow of relentless attacks from the home side. Zenit's players took to the pitch only hours after the news that the wife of their number one goalkeeper, Vyacheslav Malafeev, had died in a car accident. Malafeev was obviously absent from the starting line-up, but the rest of the team seemed up for the challenge from the first minute, attacking and winning a corner inside 20 seconds. They continued to control the flow of the match and took a deserved lead in the 17th minute when midfielder Shirokov converted from six yards out to give the Russians a glimmer of hope in the tie. Their chances of advancing in the competition they won back in 2008 - when it was known as the UEFA Cup - grew as Twente still struggled to get out of their own half, and striker Kerzhakov rifled home to reduce the aggregate deficit to one goal with eight first-half minutes still remaining. But the visitors showed much more resilience in the second half and even managed to create some openings for themselves, most notably from Theo Janssen. A string of further attacking opportunities did not really lead to much and Malafeev's goalkeeping replacement, Yuri Zhevnov, was rarely threatened by Twente's strikeforce. However, it was all about the defensive capabilities of the Dutch side in the closing 10 minutes as Zenit pushed forward and dominated. But the home side were unable to create a single clear-cut opportunity as Twente's backline, especially the imposing Oguchi Onyewu, stood firm to progress to the quarter finals.

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