FC Zenit and FC Porto remain second and third respectively in UEFA Champions League Group G after playing out an entertaining 1-1 draw.
The visitors drew first blood, taking a deserved 23rd-minute lead thanks to a well-directed header by Lucho González. Zenit were struggling to find any rhythm, but got back into the match before the half-hour mark when Hulk seized on a defensive mix-up. The former Porto favourite had a chance to put Zenit in front early in the second period, but his low penalty was easily saved by Helton.
I can't explain why we start so badly, but it's not the first time. After the break we took the initiative. I can't even describe how well played my lads in the second half.
Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach
Over the two games against Zenit it's fair to say we were superior. Today we put it a great first half, but we didn't win. The team is very sad but we won't give up.
Paulo Fonseca, Porto coach
|1||Lodygin (GK)||1||Helton (GK)|
|4||Criscito||3||Lucho González (C)|
|71||Baburin (GK)||24||Fabiano (GK)|
|Luciano Spalletti (ITA)||Paulo Fonseca (POR)|
|Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|