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Shirokov hat-trick eases Zenit past Paços

Published: Tuesday 20 August 2013, 22.42CET
FC Paços de Ferreira 1-4 FC Zenit
Roman Shirokov's hat-trick helped put Luciano Spalletti's charges firmly in the driving seat, leaving the debutants with a huge second-leg task.
by Carlos Santos
from Estádio do Dragão

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Match statistics

Paços FerreiraZenit

Goals scored1
 
4
Possession (%)53
 
47
Total attempts17
 
13
on target9
 
9
off target8
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
1
Corners10
 
7
Offsides1
 
6
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
11
Passes538
 
481
completed397
 
351

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 20 August 2013, 22.42CET

Shirokov hat-trick eases Zenit past Paços

FC Paços de Ferreira 1-4 FC Zenit
Roman Shirokov's hat-trick helped put Luciano Spalletti's charges firmly in the driving seat, leaving the debutants with a huge second-leg task.

FC Zenit took a firm grip on their UEFA Champions League play-off tie with FC Paços de Ferreira thanks to a Roman Shirokov hat-trick in Porto.

The hosts started strongly on their competition debut, but Zenit scored just before the half-hour when Shirokov directed Danny's cross into the bottom left-hand corner. Although André Leão equalised with a second-half header, Paços were only level for two minutes before Shirokov struck again and a late Matias Degra own goal and Shirokov's delightful third ensures the Russian side – bidding for a fourth group stage appearance – have the upper hand ahead of next week's return.

Paços began brightly, with Sérgio Oliveira trying his luck from distance only to be denied by a smart Yuri Lodygin save low to his left. The 21-year-old midfielder went close again soon after with a swerving effort that flew narrowly wide, but it was Luciano Spalletti's visitors who broke the deadlock in the 27th minute. Danny raced down the left and delivered a low cross which came all the way to Shirokov, who placed his shot precisely into the bottom left-hand corner.

Sérgio Oliveira and Shirokov exchanged attempts at goal at the start of the second half before Paços grabbed an equaliser in the 58th minute. Ricardo's header deflected off Shirokov and fell for André Leão to head in. Parity did not last long, though, as a low Zenit corner evaded both Nicolas Lombaerts and the Paços defence at the front post and arrived at Shirokov's feet for an easy finish from close range.

Paços remained undeterred and Sérgio Oliveira went close again before Lodygin's heroics kept out a Carlão header, yet Zenit made Costinha's men pay for their missed opportunities. Aleksandr Kerzhakov's curling free-kick came back off the crossbar and hit Degra before rolling over the line. Then the impressive Shirokov found space on the edge of the area in the 90th minute and unleashed an unstoppable strike into the top-left corner to give Zenit a three-goal cushion and leave Paços facing a mission improbable.

Last updated: 05/09/13 6.17CET

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Lineups

paços ferreira

Paços Ferreira

zenit

Zenit

1
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
Goal85
1
LodyginYuri Lodygin (GK)
4
RomeuMarcos Romeu
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
8
André LeãoAndré Leão
Goal58
10
DannyDanny
Substitution80
9
IrobisoChristian Irobiso
Substitution65
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
Substitution51
14
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
Yellow Card90+3
16
HurtadoPaolo Hurtado
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Goal27
Goal60
Goal90
17
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov (C)
Substitution70
19
RicardoRicardo
Yellow Card84
19
SmolnikovIgor Smolnikov
20
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Substitution80
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Yellow Card74
27
Rodrigo AntônioRodrigo Antônio
28
WitselAxel Witsel
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação (C)
Yellow Card7
34
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution61

Substitutes

45
FilipeAntónio Filipe (GK)
71
BaburinEgor Baburin (GK)
6
VítorVítor
Substitution51
9
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
11
CaetanoRui Caetano
23
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Substitution61
15
GrégoryGrégory
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
22
Hélder LopesHélder Lopes
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Substitution70
81
Manuel JoséManuel José
Substitution80
57
KhodzhaniyazovDzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
83
CarlãoCarlão
Substitution65
85
MogilevetsPavel Mogilevets
Substitution80

Coach

Sérgio Gaminho (POR) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Peter Kirkup (ENG), Simon Long (ENG)

Fourth official

Stephen Child (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Taylor (ENG), Michael Jones (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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