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Group stage - Group G

Austria Wien - Zenit
4-1
 

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'Heart and passion' help Austria triumph

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.23CET
FK Austria Wien's first group win owed to "determination and will to succeed" according to Nenad Bjelica, with Luciano Spalletti rueing FC Zenit's second-half showing.
'Heart and passion' help Austria triumph
Austria Wien celebrate victory against Zenit ©AFP/Getty Images
 

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Austria Wien 

Match statistics

Austria Wien
Zenit

4

Goals scored

1

36

Possession (%)

64

12

Total attempts

19

10

on target

9

2

off target

10

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

2

3

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

24

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

22

396

Passes

712

244

completed

564

Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

zenit

Zenit

13Lindner (GK)1Lodygin (GK)
4Rogulj3Ansaldi
Substitution83
11Jun
Goal48
Substitution83
4Criscito
14Ortlechner (C)
Yellow Card40
6Lombaerts
16Hosiner
Goal44
Goal51
7Hulk
Yellow Card81
17Mader11Kerzhakov
Goal35
18Murg
Substitution60
14Hubočan
19Stankovic
Substitution68
15Shirokov
Yellow Card45+3
25Holland18Zyryanov (C)
Substitution63
27Dilaver
Yellow Card73
20Fayzulin
Substitution83
29Suttner28Witsel

Substitutes

26Kardum (GK)71Baburin (GK)
8Šimkovič
Substitution68
13Luís Neto
15Ramsebner19Smolnikov
Substitution83
22Leovac22Anyukov
24Kienast
Substitution83
Goal90+3
23Arshavin
Substitution63
28Royer
Substitution60
34Bystrov
Substitution83
30Koch44Tymoshchuk

Coaches

Nenad Bjelica (CRO) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.23CET

'Heart and passion' help Austria triumph

FK Austria Wien's first group win owed to "determination and will to succeed" according to Nenad Bjelica, with Luciano Spalletti rueing FC Zenit's second-half showing.

Nenad Bjelica, Austria Wien coach
I would like to congratulate the other three teams on going through [to spring campaigns]. We lacked a bit of experience but I think we represented Austrian football well, not only today but in all six games. After the goals tonight we had a lot of confidence. You need heart and passion. That is what we showed today.

We were able to compensate for our lack of quality. Of course you also need a bit of luck, but we ran 121 kilometres. The average is 114 kilometres. The determination and will to succeed were there today.

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach
It's hard to receive congratulations after a game like this. As I've said many times, I value the display more than the result. We looked good in the first half and deserved to score the second goal, but then our game fell apart.

After scoring, we lost the enthusiasm and fighting spirit we had been showing in the opening minutes. We made stupid mistakes. At half-time we saw the score in Madrid. My players showed their reaction on the pitch and that can't happen to a team like Zenit.

Atlético deserved to win the group. We achieved our goal – we are through to the last 16. Based on today's performance, Austria deserve to be better ranked. It was very important for us to qualify from the group and we achieved this goal. At the same time we didn't show the football we should have.

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.09CET

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