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

Group stage - Group C

Milan - Zenit
0-1
 

Milan - Zenit 0-1 - 04/12/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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  • 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.
  • 90+5
    El Shaarawy (Milan) misses the target.
  • 90+4
    Abbiati (Milan) makes a save.
    Konstantin Zyryanov goes close to scoring but Christian Abbiati makes the save. A great break from Zenit as Danny and Igor Denisov helped play him in.
  • 90+4
    Denisov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Lumb (in) - Semak (out) (Zenit)
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Petagna (in) - Bojan Krkić (out) (Milan)
  • 90
    Malafeev (Zenit) makes a save.
  • 90
    Bojan Krkić (Milan) has an effort on goal.
  • 89
    Witsel (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on El Shaarawy (Milan).
  • Substitution
    88
    Kanunnikov (in) - Shirokov (out) (Zenit)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Robinho (Milan) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) is shown a yellow card.
    Bruno Alves goes into the book for a late challenge on Robinho. He will be suspended for Zenit's next game in European competition now.
  • 87
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robinho (Milan).
  • 86
    El Shaarawy (Milan) misses the target.
    Milan go close again as Urby Emanuelson picks out Stephan El Shaarawy who turns and shoots but it whistles just past the post. Unlucky. Milan getting closer but is it too little too late?
  • 83
    Robinho (Milan) misses the target.
    Robinho goes close for Milan as he picks up the ball just inside the area and tries to curl it into the bottom corner but it sails just inches wide of the post. Vyacheslav Malafeev looked well beaten. Unlucky.
  • 82
    Boateng (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Denisov (Zenit).
  • Substitution
    80
    El Shaarawy (in) - Flamini (out) (Milan)
    Milan bring on their star striker. What can he offer?
  • Substitution
    80
    Zyryanov (in) - Hulk (out) (Zenit)
    Zenit are looking to shut up shop now with that change.
  • 78
    Robinho (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Denisov (Zenit).
  • 75
    Flamini (Milan) misses the target.
  • 74
    Robinho (Milan) delivers the corner.
  • 72
    Lombaerts (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pazzini (Milan).
  • 72
    Witsel (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Acerbi (Milan).
  • 70
    Boateng (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Zenit).
  • 68
    Robinho (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anyukov (Zenit).
  • 67
    Boateng (Milan) misses the target.
    Kevin-Prince Boateng blazes over from distance.
  • 66
    Hulk (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Hulk is offside. He could have timed his run better there.
  • Substitution
    65
    Robinho (in) - Mesbah (out) (Milan)
    Milan looking for more attacking options.
  • 65
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pazzini (Milan).
  • 61
    Bojan Krkić (Milan) misses the target.
    Bojan Krkić tries his luck from distance but it sails over. Milan need to improve their accuracy if they are to continue shooting from range.
  • 60
    Pazzini (Milan) misses the target.
    Urby Emanuelson sends in a teasing ball from the left. Giampaolo Pazzini gets his head to it but sends it over.
  • 60
    Abbiati (Milan) makes a save.
    Sergei Semak goes for a very speculative effort. Was never troubling Christian Abbiati.
  • 60
    Semak (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 59
    Zapata (Milan) makes a save.
  • 59
    Hulk (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • Yellow Card
    58
    Flamini (Milan) is booked.
    Mathieu Flamini goes into the book for a high arm.
  • 57
    Flamini (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Hubočan (Zenit).
  • 57
    Flamini (Milan) misses the target.
    Mathieu Flamini attempts another long-range effort but it sails well wide. Selfish as the pass was the better option.
  • 53
    Malafeev (Zenit) makes a save.
    Vyacheslav Malafeev makes a great save to deny Giampaolo Pazzini before Aleksandr Anyukov gets the ball clear just as Urby Emanuelson looked like tapping home the rebound.
  • 53
    Pazzini (Milan) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Semak (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ambrosini (Milan).
  • 49
    Lombaerts (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pazzini (Milan).
  • 48
    Hubočan (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Sciglio (Milan).
  • 47
    Ambrosini (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Denisov (Zenit).
  • 47
    Boateng (Milan) fouls.
  • Yellow Card
    46
    Hulk (Zenit) is booked.
    Hulk is booked for both his handball and his eventual protest at the referee.
  • 46
    Hulk (Zenit) fouls.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Zenit get the second half going and start moving the ball around at the back.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Despite having most of the possession Milan have struggled to create many clear-cut chances and Zenit punished them with a great goal from Danny. All to play for in the second half though.
  • 45+1
    Pazzini (Milan) misses the target.
    Giampaolo Pazzini gets his head on Urby Emanuelson's free-kick but he sends it just wide.
  • 45
    Anyukov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emanuelson (Milan).
  • Yellow Card
    43
    Lombaerts (Zenit) is booked.
    Nicolas Lombaerts goes into the book for a handball.
  • 43
    Lombaerts (Zenit) fouls.
  • 41
    Acerbi (Milan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Giampaolo Pazzini is offside as he tries to get to the rebound following Mathieu Flamini's effort.
  • 41
    Malafeev (Zenit) makes a save.
    Mathieu Flamini tries another long-range effort at goal. This time he gets it on target but it is straight at Vyacheslav Malafeev.
  • 41
    Flamini (Milan) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Emanuelson (Milan) delivers the corner.
  • 38
    Bojan Krkić (Milan) misses the target.
    Milan look to mount a response through Bojan Krkić who tries a bicycle kick from inside the area but it sails wide. Unlucky.
  • 38
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Acerbi (Milan).
  • 37
    Pazzini (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lombaerts (Zenit).
  • Goal
    35
    Danny (Zenit) scores!
    Danny scores for Zenit with a great strike as the ball falls to him inside the area and he hits it first time past Christian Abbiati .
  • 33
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Acerbi (Milan).
  • 33
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zapata (Milan).
  • 31
    Denisov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boateng (Milan).
  • 28
    Emanuelson (Milan) misses the target.
    Urby Emanuelson this time has a go from range but it goes well wide. Zenit are giving Milan plenty of room to have a shot from distance.
  • 27
    Pazzini (Milan) fouls.
    Giampaolo Pazzini is accused of a handball following a brilliant long ball from Djamel Mesbah into the striker.
  • 26
    Mesbah (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Anyukov (Zenit).
  • 24
    Flamini (Milan) misses the target.
    Mathieu Flamini finds himself with plenty of space outside the Zenit box so decides to take the shot on but he gets it wrong and sends it well wide.
  • 23
    Pazzini (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Lombaerts (Zenit).
  • 22
    Zapata (Milan) misses the target.
    Giampaolo Pazzini does well to win the flick on from the corner and finds Cristián Zapata unmarked at the far post but the defender is unable to keep his effort down. A real chance there.
  • 22
    Emanuelson (Milan) takes the corner.
  • 18
    Semak (Zenit) misses the target.
    Sergei Semak finds himself in space down the right before cutting in and firing an effort at goal. It rises and goes just over but good effort.
  • 18
    Ambrosini (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Hulk (Zenit).
  • 16
    Mesbah (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Hulk (Zenit).
  • 15
    Bojan Krkić (Milan) takes the corner.
    Zenit get it clear but only as far as Kevin-Prince Boateng who sends the ball back into the box but Vyacheslav Malafeev does well to claim.
  • 15
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) makes a save.
  • 15
    Emanuelson (Milan) has an effort on goal.
    Mattia De Sciglio sends a ball into Giampaolo Pazzini who lays it off for Bojan Krkić but his shot deflects into the path of Urby Emanuelson who sends it well wide via another deflection.
  • 13
    Hulk (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Acerbi (Milan).
  • 11
    Mesbah (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Semak (Zenit).
  • 10
    Bojan Krkić (Milan) takes the corner.
    Bojan Krkić's delivery is poor and fails to make it past the first man.
  • 8
    Anyukov (Zenit) makes a save.
  • 8
    Emanuelson (Milan) has an effort on goal.
    Urby Emanuelson attempts a shot from range but Aleksandr Anyukov does well to get in the block.
  • 8
    Hulk (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Ambrosini (Milan).
  • 7
    Hulk (Zenit) misses the target.
    A half chance for Zenit as Sergei Semak picks out Hulk with a ball into the box but the striker can only head well over.
  • 6
    Hulk (Zenit) takes the corner.
  • 5
    Denisov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Ambrosini (Milan).
  • 4
    Emanuelson (Milan) takes the corner.
    Vyacheslav Malafeev punches Milan's corner clear and Zenit regroup.
  • 3
    Hubočan (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on De Sciglio (Milan).
    Mattia De Sciglio wins a free-kick off Tomáš Hubočan and takes it himself as he starts a new Milan move.
  • 2
    Witsel (Zenit) fouls.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    And we are off as Milan get us under way with the kick-off.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 
 

Player rater

Danny

Top Player

Zenit 

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

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

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