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.
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
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
|1||Lodygin (GK)||13||Courtois (GK)|
|6||Lombaerts (C)||7||Adrián López|
|71||Baburin (GK)||1||Aranzubia (GK)|
|13||Luís Neto||16||Óliver Torres|
|Luciano Spalletti (ITA)||Diego Simeone (ARG)|
|Martin Atkinson (ENG)|