Stadion Petrovski - St Petersburg 26/11/2013 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Group stage - Group G

Zenit - Atlético
1-1
 

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Zenit salvage home draw with Atlético

Published: Tuesday 26 November 2013, 20.00CET
Zenit salvage home draw with Atlético 
Atlético satisfied, Zenit reflective ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Zenit ended Club Atlético de Madrid's 100% record in UEFA Champions League Group G with a 1-1 draw at a freezing Stadion Petrovski.

The hosts dominated play, but a disappointing final ball let them down on numerous occasions. They fell behind eight minutes after the interval when Adrián López broke quickly on the counterattack and finished neatly. With little over a quarter of an hour remaining, an own goal by Toby Alderweireld gave Zenit a share of the spoils and a one-point advantage over third-placed FC Porto, who also drew 1-1, with FK Austria Wien.

Match in 5

  • Atlético remain unbeaten in Group G
  • Adrián opens scoring with neat finish
  • Zenit rescue point thanks to Alderweireld own goal
  • Russian side draw third successive home game
  • Zenit go to Austria on final matchday, Atlético host Porto.

Reaction

My team played a great match against a very strong opponent. The team did what they could. We tried hard to play football, to play positively.

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach

It brought us a lot of joy to see those who don’t play regularly performing the way they did. The team performed really well and that’s a good sign for the future.

Diego Simeone, Atlético coach

Diego Simeone, Atlético coach

 

Player rater

Raúl García

Top Player

Atlético 

Standings

Last updated: 27/11/2013 11:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Zenit
Atlético

1

Goals scored

1

66

Possession (%)

34

12

Total attempts

10

9

on target

4

3

off target

6

5

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

2

3

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

16

15

Fouls suffered

16

717

Passes

506

538

completed

321

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Not the result Zenit were after, but the freak equaliser has at least given the Russian side a point. They are second, on six points, two ahead of Porto who play Austria Wien tonight. Atlético rested a number of their regular first-team players, but still maintain their unbeaten record in Group G.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Raúl García (Atlético) is booked.
  • Substitution
    80
    Óliver Torres (in) - Cristian Rodríguez (out) (Atlético)
  • Goal
    74
    Alderweireld (Atlético) scores an own goal.
    Zenit get fortunate with a bizarre equaliser. Igor Smolnikov crosses from the right, and Toby Alderweireld's header loops up towards his own goal. Thibaut Courtois loses sight of the ball, which nestles in the top corner of the net. The hosts are back in the game, with 15 minutes left to try and get the winner.
  • Substitution
    64
    Arshavin (in) - Shirokov (out) (Zenit)

See also

  • Zenit

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Austria Wien, 11 December 2013, 4-1
  • Atlético

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Porto, 11 December 2013, 2-0
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