Stadion Petrovski - St Petersburg 14/02/2013 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Zenit - Liverpool
2-0

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Zenit hit Liverpool with double whammy

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 19.00CET
Zenit hit Liverpool with double whammy
Hulk put Zenit ahead with an unstoppable strike ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Zenit St Petersburg scored two goals in four second-half minutes to earn a significant advantage against Liverpool FC in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg in Russia.

UEFA Cup winners in 2008, Zenit conjured 69th and 72nd-minute goals through Hulk and Sergei Semak to start their 2013 campaign on a high. The double whammy came at a time when the hosts were struggling to match their first-half showing – but leaves the English club with much to do at Anfield next Thursday.

 

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Last updated: 20/02/2013 18:37 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Zenit
Liverpool

2

Goals scored

0

6

Attempts on target

2

3

Attempts off target

4

7

Corners

4

1

Offsides

5

13

Fouls committed

10

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Luís Neto (Zenit) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    82
    Fayzulin (in) - Kerzhakov (out) (Zenit)
  • Substitution
    78
    Lucas (in) - Sterling (out) (Liverpool)
  • Goal
    72
    Semak (Zenit) scores!
    Aleksandr Anyukov's cross evades the visiting back line, enabling the unmarked midfielder to crash in a second at the far post

See also

  • Zenit

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Liverpool, 21 February 2013, 3-1
  • Liverpool

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Zenit, 21 February 2013, 3-1
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