Estádio do Dragão - Porto 20/08/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Paços Ferreira - Zenit
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Paços Ferreira - Zenit 1-4 - 20/08/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Shirokov hat-trick eases Zenit past Paços

Published: Tuesday 20 August 2013, 22.00CET
Shirokov hat-trick eases Zenit past Paços 
Play-off participants look to seal group stage berth ©Getty Images

FC Zenit took a firm grip on their UEFA Champions League play-off tie with FC Paços de Ferreira thanks to a Roman Shirokov hat-trick in Porto.

The hosts started strongly on their competition debut, but Zenit scored just before the half-hour when Shirokov directed Danny's cross into the bottom left-hand corner. Although André Leão equalised with a second-half header, Paços were only level for two minutes before Shirokov struck again and a late Matias Degra own goal and Shirokov's delightful third ensures the Russian side – bidding for a fourth group stage appearance – have the upper hand ahead of next week's return.

 

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Match statistics

Paços Ferreira
Zenit

1

Goals scored

4

53

Possession (%)

47

17

Total attempts

13

9

on target

9

8

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

10

Corners

7

1

Offsides

6

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

11

538

Passes

481

397

completed

351

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Russian midfielder Roman Shirokov was the star of the show with three goals to help his team record a three-goal first-leg lead. André Leão's second-half goal had levelled the match and provided Paços with a route back into the tie but Zenit restored the lead again within minutes as Roman Shirokov pounced to rifle a loose ball in. An unfortunate own goal by Paços goalkeeper Matías Degra and a composed finish just a few minutes later from Roman Shirokov sealed his hat-trick, and the win.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Hubočan (Zenit) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    90
    Shirokov (Zenit) scores!
    Roman Shirokov completes his hat-trick with a stunning right-footed strike into the top corner to put Zenit in control of this UEFA Champions League play-off tie. The attacking midfielder has had five attempts at goal in the game and hit the target on four occasions.
  • Goal
    85
    Degra (Paços Ferreira) scores an own goal.
    Aleksandr Kerzhakov's free kick goes in off the crossbar and goalkeeper, Matías Degra to give Zenit a 3-1 lead. The Russian won and took the resulting free kick to put his team into a good position in this two-legged play-off contest.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Ricardo (Paços Ferreira) is cautioned by the referee.

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