AEL Limassol FC buckled at the last in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying decider at FC Zenit, Danny's goal and an Aleksandr Kerzhakov penalty stopping the ten men from taking the tie into extra time.
A 1-0 win in the first leg had given last season's Cypriot league runners-up hope, but their task at the Stadion Petrovski got much harder on 27 minutes when Danielzinho was sent off for a second bookable offence. It took until the second half for José Rondón to get Zenit back on terms, but André Villas-Boas's side eventually made pressure pay, rounding off an aggregate win with an opportunistic strike in the 88th minute and a penalty in added time.
|1||Lodygin (GK)||1||Fegrouch (GK)|
|16||Malafeev (GK)||30||Pulpo (GK)|
|13||Luís Neto||20||Luciano Bebê|
|André Villas-Boas (POR) ||Ivaylo Petev (BUL) |
|Alexandru Tudor (ROU)|