Match statistics

ZenitAnderlecht

Goals scored1
 
0
on target4
 
2
off target10
 
9
Corners5
 
5
Offsides6
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)48
 
52

Standings

Last updated: 26/12/2012 17:00 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Richard van Poortvliet (@UEFAcomRichVP), Stadion Petrovski: Zenit keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the knockout stages with a hard-fought victory against Anderlecht. The home side's football wasn't pretty at times, but they will be relieved to have got their first points of this season's competition.
  • 90+4
    Yakovenko (Anderlecht) misses the target.
  • 90+4
    Witsel (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Biglia (Anderlecht).
  • 90+3
    De Sutter (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Tom De Sutter slides in and stabs agonisingly wide of the left post after a wonderful cross from the right by Guillermo Molins.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    De Sutter (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90+1
    Bystrov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Deschacht (Anderlecht).
  • 90
    Witsel (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Jovanović (Anderlecht).
  • 89
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 88
    Malafeev (Zenit) makes a save.
    It was a simple save down to the keeper's right from a fairly weak shot. This game is heating up now, as both sides try to exploit fatigue in the other.
  • 88
    Yakovenko (Anderlecht) has an effort on goal.
  • 87
    Gillet (Anderlecht) makes a save.
    Guillaume Gillet makes a great block at the far post as Aleksandr Kerzhakov latched onto Hulk's cross from the right and shot for the bottom corner.
  • 87
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 85
    Kouyaté (Anderlecht) is penalised for a foul on Kerzhakov (Zenit).
  • Substitution
    83
    Molins (in) - Wasilewski (out) (Anderlecht)
  • 83
    Jovanović (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Milan Jovanović chests down the clearance from the corner and sends a wonderful volley at goal, but the ball goes a metre or so over Vyacheslav Malafeev's crossbar.
  • 83
    Yakovenko (Anderlecht) takes the corner.
  • 82
    Witsel (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Kanu (Anderlecht).
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Proto (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 78
    Witsel (Zenit) is flagged for offside.
  • 76
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • Substitution
    76
    Bruno Alves (in) - Shirokov (out) (Zenit)
    Zenit bring on the powerful centre-back for midfielder Roman Shirokov, indicating how Luciano Spalletti wants his side to play for the remaining period.
  • 75
    Gillet (Anderlecht) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • Substitution
    73
    Yakovenko (in) - Praet (out) (Anderlecht)
  • Goal
    72
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) scores from the penalty spot.
    The Russian striker strokes the penalty inside the right post, at mid-height, as the goalkeeper dives to the left. A cool spot-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Jovanović (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 71
    Anyukov (Zenit) was fouled in the penalty area by Nuytinck (Anderlecht)
    Aleksandr Kerzhakov will take this spot-kick.
  • 70
    Wasilewski (Anderlecht) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 69
    Bystrov (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 68
    Anyukov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Jovanović (Anderlecht).
    Anderlecht again with the chance to deliver into the area with a set-piece in the middle of the Zenit half.
  • Substitution
    67
    Zyryanov (in) - Semak (out) (Zenit)
  • 65
    Wasilewski (Anderlecht) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 63
    Lombaerts (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Praet (Anderlecht).
    Anderlecht can get the ball into the box here, from a free-kick in the middle of the Zenit half.
  • 63
    Biglia (Anderlecht) takes the corner.
    Nothing comes of the ninth corner in this contest, as Guillaume Gillet is dispossessed at the far post before he can let fly.
  • 62
    Hubočan (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on De Sutter (Anderlecht).
  • 60
    Praet (Anderlecht) has an effort on goal.
    Dennis Praet has a chance almost immediately at the other end, trying a volley from a dropping ball just inside the area, but Zenit block well.
  • 60
    Hubočan (Zenit) makes a save.
  • 59
    Hulk (Zenit) misses the target.
    Hulk traps the ball from Cheikhou Kouyaté's defensive header, but cannot wrap his foot around it, and his shot soars hide and wide of the left post.
  • 58
    Bystrov (Zenit) delivers the corner.
    Vladimir Bystrov immediately forces a corner, but the delivery is punted away at the near post.
  • Substitution
    58
    Bystrov (in) - Fayzulin (out) (Zenit)
  • 56
    Fayzulin (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 54
    Fayzulin (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gillet (Anderlecht).
  • 54
    Gillet (Anderlecht) makes a save.
    Guillaume Gillet dives and throws himself at the powerful shot, earning his side some brief respite.
  • 54
    Hulk (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • Yellow Card
    52
    Wasilewski (Anderlecht) is shown a yellow card.
  • 52
    Biglia (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Criscito (Zenit).
  • 52
    Hulk (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • 47
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Deschacht (Anderlecht).
  • 46
    Hulk (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    The visitors get the game restarted, looking to continue where they left off in an impressive first half.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    This match is goalless at the break. Anderlecht have been encouraging so far, playing some neat passing football and working a couple of good chances, but Zenit have been strangely subdued despite needing a win here.
  • 44
    De Sutter (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lombaerts (Zenit).
  • 44
    Semak (Zenit) misses the target.
    Domenico Criscito does well down the left to get space and whip in a lovely cross, but when the ball falls back at the edge of the area, it is curled high over the bar.
  • 41
    Criscito (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Biglia (Anderlecht).
  • 40
    Biglia (Anderlecht) delivers the corner.
    Nicolas Lombaerts heads away the corner authoritatively.
  • 40
    Jovanović (Anderlecht) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Milan Jovanović goes to shoot from the free-kick, but Sergei Semak heads away from the wall.
  • 38
    Lombaerts (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Sutter (Anderlecht).
  • 37
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 34
    Hulk (Zenit) delivers the corner.
    A succession of corners have come and gone for the hosts without troubling Anderlecht defenders in the slightest.
  • 32
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kouyaté (Anderlecht).
  • Yellow Card
    30
    Fayzulin (Zenit) is shown a yellow card.
    Viktor Fayzulin up-ends Milan Jovanović after the Anderlecht man had broken past him, and earns a booking.
  • 30
    Fayzulin (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jovanović (Anderlecht).
  • 30
    Proto (Anderlecht) makes a save.
    A comfortable low gather for the keeper, as Aleksandr Kerzhakov mishit an attempted bicycle kick after the cross from the right dropped behind him.
  • 30
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 29
    Biglia (Anderlecht) delivers the corner.
  • 28
    Biglia (Anderlecht) delivers the corner.
  • 26
    Hulk (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wasilewski (Anderlecht).
  • 25
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) misses the target.
    The quickly-taken corner catches Anderlecht cold, but the striker cannot hit the target when the ball comes his way in space at the back post.
  • 25
    Hulk (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • 24
    Kanu (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fayzulin (Zenit).
  • 23
    Jovanović (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Milan Jovanović works himself into another very good shooting position, in space just outside the area, but hits it high and wide.
  • 21
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 20
    Hulk (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Hulk (Zenit) misses the target.
    Hulk strikes it low and powerfully towards the far bottom corner, but the effort zips just past the base of the left upright after beating Silvio Proto.
  • 17
    Nuytinck (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Hulk (Zenit).
  • 16
    Hulk (Zenit) misses the target.
    Hulk's long-range effort fails to work Silvio Proto, who watches the ball sail past his goal by some distance.
  • 16
    Fayzulin (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 15
    Deschacht (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Hulk (Zenit).
  • 13
    Kanu (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Guillaume Gillet pushes forward nicely, forcing Zenit back, but after handing the ball to Kanu he sees his team-mate hit a wild effort over the bar.
  • 12
    Jovanović (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Milan Jovanović comes so close to the opener, dribbling forward and exchanging passes with Dennis Praet before slipping the ball past Vyacheslav Malafeev and also the right post.
  • 11
    Kouyaté (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kerzhakov (Zenit).
  • 10
    Kanu (Anderlecht) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Semak (Zenit).
  • 10
    Kanu (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    The strike with his left foot from just outside the area to the right looks promising, but goes just over the top right corner. A decent hit by the Anderlecht No10.
  • 8
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) misses the target.
    Aleksandr Kerzhakov has his first effort of the night as he latches onto Hulk's slipped pass, but under pressure from Marcin Wasilewski he fires wide from the right side of the area.
  • 5
    Gillet (Anderlecht) misses the target.
    Guillaume Gillet, who crossed moments before, has a sighter at goal, flashing an effort wide from range in an attempt to catch Vyacheslav Malafeev off-guard.
  • 3
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 2
    Semak (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Hulk gives an early example of his vision, playing a neat ball into Sergei Semak, but the target had just strayed beyond the last man.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Away we go. The home side kick off, chasing their first points in Group C after two defeats from their first two matches.

Legend:

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