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Advantage Zenit after Nordsjælland triumph

Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 21.30CET
FC Nordsjælland 0-1 FC Zenit
Substitute Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck the only goal of the game in the second half in Farum to edge the Russian club ahead in the the tie.
by Nicklas Vinde Mathiassen
from Farum Park

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Match statistics

NordsjællandZenit

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
13
on target4
 
6
off target5
 
6
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners10
 
5
Offsides1
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
8
Fouls suffered7
 
13
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 21.30CET

Advantage Zenit after Nordsjælland triumph

FC Nordsjælland 0-1 FC Zenit
Substitute Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck the only goal of the game in the second half in Farum to edge the Russian club ahead in the the tie.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov scored just four minutes after his half-time introduction to secure the win for FC Zenit in Farum, leaving FC Nordsjælland up against it ahead of next week's return in Russia.

Both contenders were in the group stage last season, though Luciano Spalletti's side now seem the more likely to reproduce that showing this term thanks to Kerzhakov's intervention in Denmark. The hosts stuck rigidly to their passing, possession-based game, but were unable to find an equaliser to take into next Wednesday's return.

It was home keeper Martin Hansen who was the busier of the two custodians in the first period as Andrey Arshavin and Hulk tested him out with a series of efforts. Arshavin proved particularly dangerous, threatening the Nordsjælland defence with a number of slaloming runs.

The former Arsenal FC man was unable to find the breakthrough, however, and was replaced by Kerzhakov at the interval. Spalletti was vindicated shortly after as the substitute provided the finishing touch to a devastating counterattack to clinch a potentially crucial away goal.

The hosts came back into it and tested out Yuri Lodygin through Mario Tičinović and Kim Aabech, while Jens Stryger Larsen missed the target with a good effort. Zenit proved the stronger side in the end, though, and finished with a deserved lead to take back to St Petersburg.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

nordsjælland

Nordsjælland

zenit

Zenit

35
M. HansenMartin Hansen (GK)
1
LodyginYuri Lodygin (GK)
2
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
5
ChristiansenAnders Christiansen
Substitution62
10
DannyDanny
Substitution90
7
StokholmNicolai Stokholm (C)
13
Luís NetoLuís Neto
Yellow Card64
8
MtiligaPatrick Mtiliga
Yellow Card58
14
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
10
VingaardMartin Vingaard
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov (C)
15
Stryger LarsenJens Stryger Larsen
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
21
RunjeIvan Runje
23
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Substitution46
23
TičinovićMario Tičinović
Substitution77
28
WitselAxel Witsel
27
GregorPascal Gregor
29
HulkHulk
Substitution83
37
ThychosenOliver Thychosen
Substitution82
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

1
J. HansenJesper Hansen (GK)
71
BaburinEgor Baburin (GK)
9
AabechKim Aabech
Substitution77
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution46
Goal49
11
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution62
21
RodićMilan Rodić
19
GundelachMark Gundelach
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
Substitution83
29
MaxsøAndreas Maxsø
34
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution90
30
JohannesenNicolai Johannesen
57
KhodzhaniyazovDzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
34
HansenEmiliano Hansen
Substitution82
77
DjordjevićLuka Djordjević

Coach

Kasper Hjulmand (DEN) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR), Abed Alramili (ISR)

Fourth official

Liran Wachsberger (ISR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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