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Spalletti: Hulk key for Zenit at Porto

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013
On the night Hulk returned to FC Porto, FC Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti credited the striker with inspiring their 1-0 win while Paulo Fonseca praised the home side's efforts with ten men.
by Carlos Santos
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Spalletti: Hulk key for Zenit at Porto
Hulk shoots for goal against former team-mate Helton ©AFP/Getty Images
 

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Hulk

Top Player

Zenit 

Match statistics

Porto
Zenit

0

Goals scored

1

48

Possession (%)

52

22

Total attempts

13

11

on target

9

11

off target

4

6

blocked

4

2

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

7

1

Offsides

3

4

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

12

432

Passes

562

312

completed

437

Lineups

porto

Porto

zenit

Zenit

1Helton (GK)1Lodygin (GK)
2Danilo3Ansaldi
3Lucho González (C)
Yellow Card72
Substitution86
6Lombaerts (C)
8Josué
Substitution75
7Hulk
9Jackson Martínez
Yellow Card74
10Danny
16Herrera
Yellow Card5
Red Card6
13Luís Neto
Yellow Card90+4
19Licá
Substitution53
15Shirokov
Yellow Card42
Substitution73
22Mangala17Shatov
25Fernando19Smolnikov
Substitution80
26Alex Sandro20Fayzulin
Yellow Card36
30Otamendi23Arshavin
Substitution65

Substitutes

24Fabiano (GK)95Vasyutin (GK)
4Maicon4Criscito
Substitution80
10Quintero11Kerzhakov
Substitution73
Goal86
11Ghilas
Substitution86
14Hubočan
17Varela
Substitution53
18Zyryanov
Substitution65
21Ricardo34Bystrov
35Defour
Substitution75
44Tymoshchuk

Coaches

Paulo Fonseca (POR) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Standings

Last updated: 23/10/2013 08:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013

Spalletti: Hulk key for Zenit at Porto

On the night Hulk returned to FC Porto, FC Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti credited the striker with inspiring their 1-0 win while Paulo Fonseca praised the home side's efforts with ten men.

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach
It was a very difficult game. Though we played against ten men [for 84 minutes] it was even and we had to put in a lot of effort. But what was important about this game is that we managed to produce a balanced display and created many chances. It is a pity we did not take them all. At the same time we avoided dangerous chances in front of our goal – we hardly allowed them to create anything.

After the red card Porto played a clever tactical game. They went 4-3-2 with two wide strikers who pressed against our full-back and did not allow them to launch attacks. So our wing backs didn't really get forward and we needed that attacking impetus. We also failed to put in any diagonals – we didn't switch the ball from side to side to stretch them, to make them run, and that made life easier for them.

Paulo Fonseca, Porto coach
We were facing a very good team who wanted to get some points here, but the red card changed everything, even though I think we played a good game with ten men. The applause [from the crowd] despite our loss proves that we played well – the fans understand that, they know the players did all they could.

Licá and Jackson [Martínez] made a huge effort after the red card. Licá got tired, that's why I brought on [Silvestre] Varela when I did. We can get the win there [on 6 November] – and after what I saw tonight, I truly believe we can get through to the next round.

Last updated: 24/10/13 0.46CET

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