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Five-star Zenit progress with a swagger

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2013, 20.30CET
FC Zenit 5-0 FC Nordsjælland (agg: 6-0)
Roman Shirokov (2), Hulk, Danny and Andrey Arshavin all scored as Luciano Spalletti's side overwhelmed their Danish visitors.
by Artem Nefedyev
from Stadion Petrovski
Five-star Zenit progress with a swagger
Hulk scored one and provided two assists for Zenit ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ZenitNordsjælland

Goals scored5
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts20
 
13
on target8
 
2
off target9
 
9
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners4
 
2
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
10
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

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7 August 2013

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Published: Wednesday 7 August 2013, 20.30CET

Five-star Zenit progress with a swagger

FC Zenit 5-0 FC Nordsjælland (agg: 6-0)
Roman Shirokov (2), Hulk, Danny and Andrey Arshavin all scored as Luciano Spalletti's side overwhelmed their Danish visitors.

A pair of goals from Roman Shirokov bookended a fine FC Zenit performance, as they put five goals past FC Nordsjælland at the Stadion Petrovski to secure a place in Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off draw.

Following their hard-fought win in Denmark last week, things were rather more straightforward for Luciano Spalletti's men this time around as Hulk, Danny and Andrey Arshavin found the net in between Shirokov's pair to keep alive hopes of a third successive group stage appearance. Things did not go entirely to plan, with Luís Neto sent off in the 72nd minute, but by that time the game was up for Nordsjælland.

It was always going to be tough for Kasper Hjulmand's side to overturn the first-leg deficit and they were swiftly shown that the home side meant business as Shirokov rattled the woodwork from a tight angle after just four minutes. Hulk chipped just over but the Brazilian carved out an opening with a beautiful through ball on 26 minutes which Shirokov calmly rolled past Martin Hansen.

The visitors found it hard to exert pressure and a second Zenit goal always seemed likely. It arrived in the 50th minute as Hulk drove in from the right flank before shooting across the goalkeeper and into the corner from the edge of the box. Hulk's improvised cross then allowed Danny to nod in 12 minutes later, and Arshavin took advantage of some hesitant defending to slot in the fourth shortly after.

Neto was dismissed for handling in his own area but Nicolai Stokholm struck the bar from the resulting spot-kick, and Shirokov rubbed salt into Danish wounds with a fifth goal for last season's Russian league runners-up in injury time.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

nordsjælland

Nordsjælland

1
LodyginYuri Lodygin (GK)
35
M. HansenMartin Hansen (GK)
Yellow Card27
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
2
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
Yellow Card15
9
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
Yellow Card58
Substitution68
5
ChristiansenAnders Christiansen
Yellow Card51
10
DannyDanny
Goal62
7
StokholmNicolai Stokholm (C)
Penalty74
13
Luís NetoLuís Neto
Red Card72
10
VingaardMartin Vingaard
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Goal26
Goal90+3
11
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution56
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov (C)
Substitution80
15
Stryger LarsenJens Stryger Larsen
Substitution71
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Substitution52
21
RunjeIvan Runje
28
WitselAxel Witsel
23
TičinovićMario Tičinović
29
HulkHulk
Goal50
27
GregorPascal Gregor
57
KhodzhaniyazovDzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
37
ThychosenOliver Thychosen
Substitution38

Substitutes

71
BaburinEgor Baburin (GK)
1
J. HansenJesper Hansen (GK)
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
4
O'BrienConor O'Brien
Substitution71
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
Substitution80
6
PetryLasse Petry
23
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Substitution68
Goal68
29
MaxsøAndreas Maxsø
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
30
JohannesenNicolai Johannesen
Substitution56
34
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
31
JensenMikkel Jensen
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Substitution52
34
HansenEmiliano Hansen
Substitution38

Coach

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Kasper Hjulmand (DEN)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Kristof Meers (BEL), Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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