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.
|17||Nuno Santos||18||Zyryanov (C)|
|96||Filipe Anunciação (C)|
|45||Filipe (GK)||71||Baburin (GK)|
|Sérgio Gaminha (POR)||Luciano Spalletti (ITA)|
|Martin Atkinson (ENG)|