Stadion Petrovski - St Petersburg 26/11/2014 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Zenit - Benfica
1-0
 

Zenit - Benfica 1-0 - 26/11/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Danny delights Zenit and knocks out Benfica

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 19.00CET
Danny delights Zenit and knocks out Benfica
Zenit players celebrate the only goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Zenit control first half but without breaking through
Benfica go close three times in first five minutes of second period
Danny makes decisive late breakthrough for Zenit (79)
Benfica out; Zenit take campaign to matchday six
Next games: Monaco v Zenit, Benfica v Leverkusen (9 December)

FC Zenit took a giant stride towards the UEFA Champions League round of 16 as Danny's late goal proved enough to see off SL Benfica in a tight Group C fixture.

 

Man of the Match

Danny

Top Player

Zenit 

Lineups

zenit

Zenit

benfica

Benfica

1Lodygin (GK)20Júlio César (GK)
2Anyukov4Luisão (C)
36
90+2
4Criscito
44
7Samaris
21
82
5Ryazantsev
65
10Gaitán
6Lombaerts
23
11Lima
7Hulk
36
14Maxi Pereira
21Javi García
58
18Salvio
23Rondón30Talisca
70
24Garay33Jardel
11
28Witsel34André Almeida
35Danny (C)
79
35Pérez

Substitutes

16Malafeev (GK)1Artur (GK)
10Arshavin9Derley
70
13Luís Neto
23
30
15John
82
17Shatov
65
21Pizzi
19Smolnikov23Benito
20Fayzulin
58
24Cristante
44Tymoshchuk37César

Coaches

André Villas-Boas (POR) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Standings

Last updated: 18/12/2014 11:55 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Zenit
Benfica

1

Goals scored

0

48

Possession (%)

52

10

Total attempts

5

2

on target

1

2

off target

3

6

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

6

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

18

Fouls committed

18

16

Fouls suffered

16

348

Passes

376

268

completed

294

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Red Card
    90+2
    Luisão (Benfica) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • Substitution
    82
    John (in) - Samaris (out) (Benfica)
  • Goal
    79
    Danny (Zenit) scores!
    The hosts take the lead. It's been a long wait but the skipper has scored the opener. A wonderful ball from Hulk finds the run of the No35 who beats Júlio César with a fine strike inside the area.

See also

  • Zenit

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Monaco, 09 December 2014, 2-0
  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Leverkusen, 09 December 2014, 0-0
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