Stade Maurice Dufrasne - Liege 20/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Standard Liège - Zenit
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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 Liège
Zenit

0

Goals scored

1

38

Possession (%)

62

8

Total attempts

17

4

on target

3

2

off target

6

2

blocked

8

0

against woodwork

2

4

Corners

4

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

18

310

Passes

636

232

completed

553

Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

zenit

Zenit

1Kawashima (GK)1Lodygin (GK)
4Faty
Yellow Card88
4Criscito
5Jorge Teixeira6Lombaerts
6Ciman7Hulk
Substitution90+1
10De Camargo17Shatov
Goal16
Substitution82
25Louis19Smolnikov
Yellow Card74
32Watt
Substitution65
20Fayzulin
36Arslanagic23Rondón
37Van Damme (C)
Yellow Card26
24Garay
40Mpoku
Yellow Card20
35Danny (C)
Yellow Card46
67Lumanza
Substitution71
44Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

16Thuram-Ulien (GK)51Rudakov (GK)
14Ono2Anyukov
18Mbombo
Substitution71
5Ryazantsev
Substitution82
24Fiore10Arshavin
30Mmaee11Kerzhakov
42Ajdarević13Luís Neto
63Mujangi Bia
Substitution65
99Solovyev
Substitution90+1

Coaches

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

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

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: 22/08/14 0.02CET

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