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Zenit claim win but fail to see off Standard

Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 23.19CET
R. Standard de Liège 0-1 FC Zenit
A lovely team goal from Oleg Shatov separated the teams, though Zenit failed to make the most of their dominance in Belgium.
Zenit claim win but fail to see off Standard
Oleg Shatov scored the only goal in Liege ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Standard LiègeZenit

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts8
 
17
on target4
 
3
off target2
 
6
blocked2
 
8
against woodwork0
2
Corners4
 
4
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
17
Fouls suffered16
 
18

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 23.19CET

Zenit claim win but fail to see off Standard

R. Standard de Liège 0-1 FC Zenit
A lovely team goal from Oleg Shatov separated the teams, though Zenit failed to make the most of their dominance in Belgium.

FC Zenit earn a narrow first-leg win in their UEFA Champions League play-off tie
Oleg Shatov scores the only goal at R. Standard de Liège after a fine build-up
José Rondón goes close to making it 2-0, hitting the bar on the stroke of half-time
Danny also rattles the woodwork for the visitors in the second period
Zenit are well-placed to reach their fourth consecutive group stage

Zenit took a large stride towards the UEFA Champions League group stage with a 1-0 victory over Standard in the play-off first leg in Belgium.

The Russian side dominated the opening exchanges and Hulk almost put them ahead after 14 minutes, cutting in from the left only to be denied by an unorthodox save from Eiji Kawashima.

Two minutes later, though, Zenit got their reward in fine style. Domenico Criscito started the move, scooping a lovely pass into the penalty area and the path of Danny. The Portuguese chested it down for Hulk, whose ball across goal picked out Shatov to deliver a lovely side-footed finish. Rondón almost supplied a second after being played in by Danny but his lofted effort came back off the crossbar.

Hulk's deflected free-kick was kept out by Kawashima but at 1-0 the visitors' lead was always precarious and a Viktor Fayzulin mistake let in Tony Watt for Standard's best chance of the night. The Scot could not capitalise. Zenit looked to press their advantage home, Danny's 70th-minute strike crashing off the post, although Zenit were almost left to rue their missed opportunities when Yuri Lodygin was called upon to tip over from Jeff Louis.

The return leg is in St Petersburg next Tuesday.

Last updated: 30/05/15 7.15CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

zenit

Zenit

1
KawashimaEiji Kawashima (GK)
1
LodyginYuri Lodygin (GK)
4
FatyRicardo Faty
Yellow Card88
4
CriscitoDomenico Criscito
5
Jorge TeixeiraJorge Teixeira
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
7
HulkHulk
Substitution90+1
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
17
ShatovOleg Shatov
Goal16
Substitution82
25
LouisJeff Louis
19
SmolnikovIgor Smolnikov
Yellow Card74
32
WattTony Watt
Substitution65
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
36
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
23
RondónJosé Rondón
37
Van DammeJelle Van Damme (C)
Yellow Card26
24
GarayEzequiel Garay
40
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku
Yellow Card20
35
DannyDanny (C)
Yellow Card46
67
LumanzaTortol Lumanza
Substitution71
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

16
Thuram-UlienYohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)
51
RudakovMaksim Rudakov (GK)
14
OnoYuji Ono
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
18
MbomboYanis Mbombo
Substitution71
5
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Substitution82
24
FioreCorentin Fiore
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
30
MmaeeSamy Mmaee
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
42
AjdarevićAstrit Ajdarević
13
Luís NetoLuís Neto
63
Mujangi BiaGeoffrey Mujangi Bia
Substitution65
99
SolovyevIvan Solovyev
Substitution90+1

Coach

Guy Luzon (ISR) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Graham Chambers (SCO), Alan Mulvanny (SCO)

Fourth official

David McGeachie (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Bobby Madden (SCO), Kevin Clancy (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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