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Tekke rescues Zenit from BATE defeat

Published: Wednesday 22 October 2008, 0.39CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Fatih Tekke's volleyed goal ten minutes from the end denied BATE a maiden group stage victory and earned Zenit their first point in Group H.
by Wayne Harrison
Tekke rescues Zenit from BATE defeat
Fatih Tekke scored with ten minutes left ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ZenitBATE

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners11
 
3
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
15
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

Last updated: 20/08/2013 19:39 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 22 October 2008, 0.39CET

Tekke rescues Zenit from BATE defeat

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Fatih Tekke's volleyed goal ten minutes from the end denied BATE a maiden group stage victory and earned Zenit their first point in Group H.

Fatih Tekke's goal ten minutes from time denied FC BATE Borisov a maiden victory in the UEFA Champions League group stage and earned FC Zenit St. Petersburg their first point in Group H.

Tekke strike
BATE had previously lost all six matches against Russian opposition in UEFA club competition but that statistic looked like changing thanks to half-time substitute Pavel Nekhaychik's cool finish after 52 minutes. Zenit had earlier struck the woodwork twice and passed up a host of other opportunities, but they finally drew level when Tekke evaded the BATE offside trap to fire past Sergei Veremko, though Zenit remain bottom of the section.

Zenit pressure
With three points a priority following two Group H defeats, Zenit started in determined mood. Danny was finding himself in plenty of space and it was the Portuguese international who started the move from which the home side almost forged ahead after eleven minutes. He picked up the ball deep in BATE territory and when the ball was worked wide to Andrei Arshavin, the playmaker's cross to the far post was met by the head of Konstantin Zyryanov but somehow Veremko got down to push the ball away.

Rodionov effort
Moments later, BATE escaped again. Once again Arshavin was afforded time and space, and from another deep floated delivery, Tekke headed against the outside of the post. BATE were coming under sustained pressure, though it was the Belarussian visitors who nearly took the lead on 20 minutes when Ivica Križanac lost possession to Vitali Rodionov, who advanced into the area before firing a right-footed shot against the inside of the post.

Danny denied
Gradually BATE settled and Zenit had Roman Shirokov to thank for keeping the scores level when he blocked Anri Khagush's goal-bound effort following neat interplay between Sergei Kryvets and Rodionov. However, the visitors’ goal was leading a charmed life, and Zenit struck the woodwork for a second time when Danny fired a shot off the underside of the crossbar after BATE had conceded possession on the edge of their area.

Nekhaychik impact
As in the first half, Arshavin was proving a menace to the BATE rearguard and would have broken the deadlock had Tekke not blocked a shot that looked to be heading for the bottom corner after a mesmerising run. Aleksandr Yurevich then nodded Igor Denisov's glancing header off the line before BATE silenced the buoyant home support by taking the lead. Nekhaychik, who had only been on the field seven minutes, latched on to Gennadi Bliznyuk’s through pass, evaded the challenge of Aleksandr Anyukov and stabbed past Vyacheslav Malafeev.

Veremko saves
BATE still looked vulnerable whenever Zenit put the ball into their area and Tekke was a whisker away from connecting with Arshavin's cross after Khagush's mistake. From the resulting corner, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk missed his kick when unmarked from close range, while Arshavin tested Veremko with a header moments later. Zenit were laying siege to the visitors' goal and Pavel Pogrebnyak forced Veremko into a sprawling save with a close-range header seconds after replacing Zyryanov, they finally levelled as Tekke latched on to Shirokov's long ball to volley past the on-rushing Veremko.

Last updated: 22/10/08 2.47CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

bate

BATE

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
Substitution69
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution68
9
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke
Goal80
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
11
ŠírlRadek Šírl
9
BliznyukGennadi Bliznyuk
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution85
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution76
14
KhagushAnri Khagush
19
DannyDanny
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
22
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Substitution46
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
32
RzhevskiVladimir Rzhevski
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
55
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich

Substitutes

1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
5
Kim Dong-JinKim Dong-Jin
5
MirchevVladislav Mirchev
Substitution85
7
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution69
11
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
8
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Substitution76
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
Substitution46
Goal52
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
17
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution68
25
RicksenFernando Ricksen
21
PechaIvan Pecha
28
PuygrenierSébastien Puygrenier
24
KazantsevVitali Kazantsev

Coach

Dick Advocaat (NED) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

João Capela (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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