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Group stage - Group G

Austria Wien - Zenit
4-1
 

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Zenit advance in spite of defeat in Vienna

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 23.11CET
FK Austria Wien 4-1 FC Zenit
Zenit progressed as Group G runners-up despite succumbing to an Austria side who reserved their best performance until last. 
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Ernst-Happel-Stadion

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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: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 23.11CET

Zenit advance in spite of defeat in Vienna

FK Austria Wien 4-1 FC Zenit
Zenit progressed as Group G runners-up despite succumbing to an Austria side who reserved their best performance until last. 

A goal in each half from Philipp Hosiner helped FK Austria Wien register their maiden UEFA Champions League group stage victory as FC Zenit became the first club to qualify for the knockout stage with only six points.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov had opened the scoring for the visitors – who won just one game in finishing a point above third-placed FC Porto and bottom-ranked Austria in Group G – ten minutes before half-time. Hosiner levelled before the break and made it 3-1 early in the second period, swiftly building on Tomáš Jun's close-range finish. Substitute Roman Kienast capped things off in added time.

Luciano Spalletti's Zenit had started brightly. Hulk had the first shot but sliced wide, before Hosiner spurned the hosts' first chance when, following lovely interplay with Manuel Ortlechner, he could only sidefoot the ball against Zenit goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin.

Zenit were on top, though, and Heinz Lindner needed to make a fine fingertip save to deny Domenico Criscito from distance. Zenit right-back Cristian Ansaldi was then involved at both ends, volleying fiercely against Lindner from 15 metres and inadvertently flicking a long Austria free-kick to Kaja Rogulj, who headed tamely at Lodygin.

The deadlock was broken in emphatic fashion when Hulk turned provider, slipping the ball through for Kerzhakov to run on and round the keeper. However, Nenad Bjelica's men hit back before the half was up and again it was Hosiner at the heart of some excellent play as he played a slick exchange of passes with Marko Stankovic and shot across Lodygin into the far corner of the net.

From looking comfortable, Zenit were now on the back foot and their malaise continued after the restart when a centre from surging left-back Markus Suttner was tapped in by Jun. The capital side were in full flow for the first time this campaign and they stretched their lead when Hosiner tapped in a rebound after Lodygin had parried Florian Mader's long-range strike.

Konstantin Zyryanov and Axel Witsel both had opportunities before Kerzhakov's close-range volley flew wildly over the crossbar. Kienast provided the perfect finish to Hosiner's right-wing delivery late on, but Zenit had good reason not to be too downcast because Porto's 2-0 loss at Club Atlético de Madrid ensured their progress to the knockout stage with a record low points total.

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.09CET

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