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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Preview: Zenit v Standard

Published: Monday 25 August 2014, 18.36CET
FC Zenit coach André Villas-Boas is sweating on the fitness of Hulk but either way, he is intent on taking the game to an R. Standard de Liège side keen on counterattacking.
by Artem Nefedyev
from St Petersburg
Preview: Zenit v Standard
André Villas-Boas is expecting a difficult assignment against Standard ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Suspensions and injuries

Tournament statistics

Zenit
Standard Liège

4

Goals scored

2

78

Total attempts

26

21

on target

8

37

off target

12

20

blocked

6

4

against woodwork

0

30

Corners

12

2

Offsides

8

5

Yellow cards

10

1

Red Cards

0

45

Fouls committed

38

44

Fouls suffered

42

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Monday 25 August 2014, 18.36CET

Preview: Zenit v Standard

FC Zenit coach André Villas-Boas is sweating on the fitness of Hulk but either way, he is intent on taking the game to an R. Standard de Liège side keen on counterattacking.

Oleg Shatov scored the only goal of first leg against R. Standard de Liège
FC Zenit striker Hulk doubtful with muscle injury sustained at the weekend
Zenit go into the game on a seven-game winning streak in all competitions
Standard coach Guy Luzon without five injured players for trip to Russia
Luzon admits his side are underdogs but can threaten on the counterattack

Zenit are very strong and they have the advantage, but we will try to prove ourselves on the counterattack
Guy Luzon

Possible lineups
Zenit
:
Lodygin; Criscito, Lombaerts, Garay, Smolnikov; Tymoshchuk, Witsel, Danny, Shatov; Rondón, Kerzhakov.
• Doubtful: Hulk (muscle spasm)

Standard: Kawashima; Ciman, Teixeira, Arslanagic, Van Damme; Mpoku, Faty, Louis, Mbombo; De Camargo, Watt.
• Out: Ronnie Stam (ankle), Julien De Sart (knee), Mehdi Carcela-González (groin), François Marquet (knee), Tortol Lumanza (groin)

André Villas-Boas, Zenit coach
Everyone knows I replaced Hulk against Amkar [on Saturday], but maybe he will take part – my assistants and I will discuss all the options. We will play our own style – we had a good match in Belgium – and our priorities remain the same: attacking and scoring. Our opponent will also play to win.

At this level everything is decided by details. I don't think we can afford to underestimate the opponent as both teams really want to reach the next stage of the Champions League. The 5% chance [of progressing] that Luzon gave his team is not insignificant. Football is a game full of surprises.

©AFP/Getty Images

Guy Luzon and Jelle Van Damme

Guy Luzon, Standard coach
We have players who are injured and can't take part. This fixture won't be easy as Zenit are one of the best teams in Europe, but we will still try to do the best we can. Zenit are very strong and they have the advantage, but we will try to prove ourselves on the counterattack. Of course Hulk is a brilliant player, but Zenit have a lot of great players. With or without him, they are very strong.

Weekend results
Zenit 2-0 FC Amkar Perm (Shatov 13, Hulk 22)
Standard 2-2 KVC Westerlo (Louis 17, De Camargo 56; Gounongbe 5 35)

Form guide (all competitions)
Zenit: WWWWWW
Standard: DLLLWW

Match fact
• How far did Dick Advocaat's Zenit go after eliminating Michel Preud'homme's Standard in the first round of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup? Find out in our extensive match background

Last updated: 26/08/14 10.47CET

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