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Shirokov-inspired Zenit defeat ten-man Porto

Published: Wednesday 28 September 2011, 19.57CET
FC Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 FC Porto
Roman Shirokov scored two and Danny the other as Zenit recovered from a goal down against visitors who had Jorge Fucile dismissed before half-time.

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Match statistics

ZenitPorto

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target12
 
4
Corners4
 
4
Offsides7
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1
Possession (%)54
 
46

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:30 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 28 September 2011, 19.57CET

Shirokov-inspired Zenit defeat ten-man Porto

FC Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 FC Porto
Roman Shirokov scored two and Danny the other as Zenit recovered from a goal down against visitors who had Jorge Fucile dismissed before half-time.

A goal in each half from Roman Shirokov helped FC Zenit St Petersburg get off the mark in UEFA Champions League Group G against ten-man FC Porto.

Surprisingly beaten on matchday one by APOEL FC, Zenit's first home game in the competition for three years got off to an inauspicious start when James Rodríguez gave the visitors a tenth-minute lead. While Shirokov equalised soon after, it was the dismissal of Jorge Fucile late in the first half which proved the turning point. Luciano Spalletti's side made their numerical advantage tell and they sealed the points via the Russian international's second and one from Danny.

On the day of their 118th anniversary, Porto were celebrating inside ten minutes, however. After clearing a corner, the Dragons broke incisively through Fernando Belluschi, who clipped possession into Hulk. The striker, having held up play, skipped past Konstantin Zyryanov and slid the ball across goal for Rodríguez to finish.

That merely riled Zenit, who were level ten minutes later. Viktor Fayzulin, lively down the right throughout, whipped in a cross which Helton could only palm out as far as Shirokov. One touch later and the midfielder was celebrating his sixth goal in his last seven club appearances, despite the best efforts of Fucile on the goal line.

Parity restored, Zenit began to force the issue. Though Álvaro Pereira brought the best out of Vyacheslav Malafeev at the other end, Danny was beginning to dictate proceedings against his compatriots, flashing a shot narrowly wide before half-time.

Things were beginning to go against Porto. Having seen their lead wiped out, they lost Kléber to a shoulder injury and were then a man down in added time when Fucile received his second booking, this time for handball. The second half started with last season's UEFA Europa League winners on the back foot and they immediately had the post to thank for remaining on level terms.

It was Aleksandr Kerzhakov who rattled the upright, while seconds later he was thwarted by the outrushing Helton. Defending manfully, Porto succeeded in crowding out Danny but only an offside decision saved the Liga champions on the hour as Kerzhakov's joy quickly evaporated.

A second Zenit goal seemed inevitable, though, and it arrived on 63 minutes, with the impressive Fayzulin again the source, chipping a free-kick into Shirokov for the midfielder to finish emphatically. Danny added the third after 72 minutes, tapping in Kerzhakov's deflected shot across goal, though he and Shirokov could have added to their lots in the latter stages.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.31CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

porto

Porto

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
4
CriscitoDomenico Criscito
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Yellow Card69
Substitution72
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
10
DannyDanny
Goal72
11
KléberKléber
Substitution33
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution90
12
HulkHulk
14
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
Yellow Card61
13
FucileJorge Fucile
Yellow Card25
Red Card45+2
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Goal20
Goal63
14
RolandoRolando
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution86
19
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Goal10
Substitution46
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
25
FernandoFernando
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
Yellow Card62

Substitutes

30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
31
Rafael BracaliRafael Bracali (GK)
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
4
MaiconMaicon
9
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
Substitution90
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
17
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution33
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution86
20
DjalmaDjalma
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
23
SouzaSouza
Substitution46
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
35
DefourSteven Defour
Substitution72

Coach

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Vítor Pereira (POR)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Darren Cann (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)

Fourth official

Michael Jones (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Stuart Attwell (ENG), Mike Dean (ENG)

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