Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 04/12/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Milan - Zenit
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Danny delivers as Zenit win at Milan

Published: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 23.00CET
Danny delivers as Zenit win at Milan 
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A first-half goal from Danny proved decisive as FC Zenit St Petersburg overcame AC Milan in Group C and qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

With the hosts already assured of second spot in the section behind Málaga CF, Massimiliano Allegri opted to leave the in-form Stephan El Shaarawy on the bench. And with the Rossoneri somewhat blunted in attack as a consequence, Zenit took control and landed the telling blow ten minutes before the break when captain Danny stroked in a shot from inside the penalty area.

Match in 5

  • Danny scores only goal of game to give Zenit victory
  • Milan already through, Zenit book UEFA Europa League place
  • Hosts dominate possession but fail to create many chances
  • Zenit record their first-ever win in Italy
  • Clubs await respective draws on 20 December

Reaction

We conceded a goal that we shouldn't have conceded, it was the only chance they had in the first half. We had our chances and we are sorry that we lost.

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

I want to congratulate our guys because they played well tonight. It was a very difficult match because of all the tension. There was a lot at stake.

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach

 

Player rater

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Standings

Group C

PPts
1Málaga CF Málaga612
2AC Milan Milan68
3FC Zenit St Petersburg Zenit67
4RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht65
Last updated: 05/12/2012 08:02 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Milan
Zenit

0

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

18

Total attempts

6

5

Attempts on target

4

13

Attempts off target

2

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

20

17

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A great win for the Russian side. Their first-half goal enabled them to sit back in the second half and that they did as Milan poured forward but never really looked like scoring. A underwhelming performance from the home team.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Lumb (in) - Semak (out) (Zenit)
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Petagna (in) - Bojan Krkić (out) (Milan)
  • Substitution
    88
    Kanunnikov (in) - Shirokov (out) (Zenit)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Robinho (Milan) is shown a yellow card.

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