Stadion Petrovski - St Petersburg 26/08/2014 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Zenit - Standard Liège
3-0
Aggregate: 4-0
 

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Hulk double puts Zenit in the group stage

Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 20.12CET
FC Zenit 3-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 4-0)
The hosts confirmed their place in the group stage after Hulk's double helped comfortably see off the Belgian champions.
Hulk double puts Zenit in the group stage
Hulk charges past Standard's Ricardo Faty ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Zenit
Standard Liège

3

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

14

7

on target

4

8

off target

4

5

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

3

Offsides

4

4

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

zenit

Zenit

standard liège

Standard Liège

1Lodygin (GK)1Kawashima (GK)
4Criscito
Yellow Card14
4Faty
Red Card89
6Lombaerts5Jorge Teixeira
7Hulk
Goal54
Goal58
Yellow Card83
Substitution90
6Ciman
Yellow Card62
17Shatov
Substitution83
10De Camargo
Yellow Card12
19Smolnikov23Trebel
20Fayzulin
Yellow Card31
Red Card44
25Louis
Substitution69
23Rondón
Goal30
Substitution46
32Watt
Substitution58
24Garay37Van Damme (C)
Yellow Card53
28Witsel40Mpoku
35Danny (C)63Mujangi Bia
Substitution59

Substitutes

51Rudakov (GK)16Thuram-Ulien (GK)
2Anyukov
Substitution83
14Ono
Substitution58
10Arshavin
Substitution90
18Mbombo
Substitution59
11Kerzhakov30Mmaee
13Luís Neto36Arslanagic
44Tymoshchuk
Substitution46
42Ajdarević
Substitution69
99Solovyev66Milec

Coaches

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

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 20.12CET

Hulk double puts Zenit in the group stage

FC Zenit 3-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 4-0)
The hosts confirmed their place in the group stage after Hulk's double helped comfortably see off the Belgian champions.

• FC Zenit advance into group stage for fourth successive season
• José Rondón stretches hosts' aggregate lead with opener on 30 minutes
• Viktor Fayzulin's first-half red card gives R. Standard de Liège hope of comeback
• Four minutes separate Hulk's second-half pair as home side seal progress
• André Villas-Boas's team among 32 clubs in Thursday's draw

Zenit cruised into the UEFA Champions League group stage as Hulk's clinical double in a 3-0 victory helped complete a comfortable two-legged play-off success against Standard Liège.

With a 1-0 win to their name after last week's first leg, the hosts came out keen to finish off the tie and immediately forced the Belgian champions onto the back foot. Danny was muscled out of it by four defenders after a neat one-two with Rondón had slipped the home captain into the area, before the Portugal midfielder drove over from outside the box.

Danny continued to be the centre of attention as his shot from the penalty spot was blocked before Fayzulin went close with a curling effort which slipped the wrong side of the post. Standard battled gamely but found it tough going on Russian soil, Jeff Louis's deflected drive the closest home keeper Yuri Lodygin came to making a save in the first period.

The breakthrough that had been coming arrived on the half-hour. Domenico Criscito was worked into space on the left and the left-back's cross was too high for Eiji Kawashima to claim – the goalkeeper's fingertips helping the ball onto the head of Rondón who made no mistake from close in. That seemed to be the tie done, but Fayzulin's second yellow a minute before the interval gave the visitors hope.

Louis tested Lodygin with a wicked low effort after the restart as Guy Luzon's men looked to make their superior numbers count, yet thoughts of a comeback were ended when Jelle Van Damme tripped Igor Smolnikov in the area and Hulk made the resulting penalty look simple on 54 minutes.

Despite being a man down Zenit continued to hold the upper hand, Kawashima denying Oleg Shatov before Hulk pounced on a loose pass on the halfway line, surged past three defenders and slotted in the corner to wrap up the tie. Standard lost Ricardo Faty to a late red card but at least have the consolation of a place in the UEFA Europa Leaue group stage, while Zenit head into Thursday's draw.

Last updated: 28/08/14 0.01CET

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