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.
|1||Fegrouch (GK)||1||Lodygin (GK)|
|30||Pulpo (GK)||16||Malafeev (GK)|
|Ivaylo Petev (BUL)||André Villas-Boas (POR)|
|Marijo Strahonja (CRO)|