Antonis Papadopoulos - Larnaca 30/07/2014 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, First leg

AEL - Zenit
1-0

AEL - Zenit 1-0 - 30/07/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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AEL stun ten-men Zenit in Larnaca

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 20.00CET
AEL stun ten-men Zenit in Larnaca
AEL will be looking to complete a surprise aggregate victory next week ©Getty Images

AEL Limassol FC kept alive their dream of a UEFA Champions League group stage place courtesy of a 1-0 victory against ten-man FC Zenit in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Although Zenit, who had Axel Witsel sent off on 67 minutes, enjoyed the majority of possession, they ultimately paid the price for not converting their chances. Lukasz Gikiewicz buried AEL's only real opportunity of the game and the hosts defended stoutly thereafter.

 

Lineups

ael

AEL

zenit

Zenit

1Fegrouch (GK)1Lodygin (GK)
4Sielis
67
2Anyukov (C)
73
9Gikiewicz
64
4Criscito
22
12Nikolaou (C)7Hulk
17Danielzinho
76
11Kerzhakov
60
19Edmar13Luís Neto
23Carlitos20Fayzulin
43
33Guidileye24Garay
50Cadú
12
28Witsel
67
77Adrián Sardinero
69
35Danny
69
90Zezinho
39
60
44Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

30Pulpo (GK)16Malafeev (GK)
2España5Ryazantsev
7Tagbajumi
69
10Arshavin
10Diego Barcelos14Hubočan
11Carlitos17Shatov
69
20Luciano Bebê
60
19Smolnikov
73
27Eleftheriou
76
80
23Rondón
60

Coaches

Ivaylo Petev (BUL) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Press kits

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

AEL
Zenit

1

Goals scored

0

3

Total attempts

22

1

on target

5

1

off target

12

1

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

1

3

Corners

10

1

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Eleftheriou (AEL) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    76
    Eleftheriou (in) - Danielzinho (out) (AEL)
  • Substitution
    73
    Smolnikov (in) - Anyukov (out) (Zenit)
  • Substitution
    69
    Shatov (in) - Danny (out) (Zenit)

See also

  • AEL

    Next match UEFA Champions League: v Zenit, 06 August 2014
  • Zenit

    Next match UEFA Champions League: v AEL, 06 August 2014
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