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
Yellow Card67
2Anyukov (C)
Substitution73
9Gikiewicz
Goal64
4Criscito
Yellow Card22
12Nikolaou (C)7Hulk
17Danielzinho
Substitution76
11Kerzhakov
Substitution60
19Edmar13Luís Neto
23Carlitos20Fayzulin
Yellow Card43
33Guidileye24Garay
50Cadú
Yellow Card12
28Witsel
Red Card67
77Adrián Sardinero
Substitution69
35Danny
Substitution69
90Zezinho
Yellow Card39
Substitution60
44Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

30Pulpo (GK)16Malafeev (GK)
2España5Ryazantsev
7Tagbajumi
Substitution69
10Arshavin
10Diego Barcelos14Hubočan
11Carlitos17Shatov
Substitution69
20Luciano Bebê
Substitution60
19Smolnikov
Substitution73
27Eleftheriou
Substitution76
Yellow Card80
23Rondón
Substitution60

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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