A pair of goals from Roman Shirokov bookended a fine FC Zenit performance, as they put five goals past FC Nordsjælland at the Stadion Petrovski to secure a place in Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off draw.
Following their hard-fought win in Denmark last week, things were rather more straightforward for Luciano Spalletti's men this time around as Hulk, Danny and Andrey Arshavin found the net in between Shirokov's pair to keep alive hopes of a third successive group stage appearance. Things did not go entirely to plan, with Luís Neto sent off in the 72nd minute, but by that time the game was up for Nordsjælland.
|1||Lodygin (GK)||35||M. Hansen (GK)|
|71||Baburin (GK)||1||J. Hansen (GK)|
|Luciano Spalletti (ITA)||Kasper Hjulmand (DEN)|
|Serge Gumienny (BEL)|