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Zenit hopes dented in Zürich

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 21.50CET
Grasshopper-Club 3-1 FC Zenit St. Peterburg Grasshoppers coast to comfortable win.

Match statistics

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Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 21.50CET

Zenit hopes dented in Zürich

Grasshopper-Club 3-1 FC Zenit St. Peterburg Grasshoppers coast to comfortable win.

Grasshopper-Club 3-1 FC Zenit St. Peterburg
Grasshopper-Club have their sights on the second round of the UEFA Cup after recording a comfortable win in the first leg of their first-round tie with FC Zenit St. Peterburg.

Great start
A passionate crowd at the Hard-Turm stadium in Zürich got exactly the start they had hoped for when Mate Baturina was on target to give Grasshoppers the lead after only six minutes. Ricardo Cabanas showed great skill to go past three defenders and into the penalty box, where he flicked the ball on for the on-rushing Baturina, who made no mistake from close range.

Cruel blow
It was a cruel blow to a Zenit side who had been content to defend deep and rely on counterattacking opportunities. The Grasshoppers goal forced Zenit to step up the pace and the Russians gradually began to find their feet in midfield as the first half wore on. The visitors restored parity on the half-hour mark when Aleksandr Kerzhakov was quick to react as Fabrice Borer parried a shot from Cabanas.

Barijho boost
The Swiss side restored their lead moments before half-time when Antonio Barijho poked the ball through a host of Zenit players and into the net to give his side a much-needed boost.

Nunez on target
Richard Nuñez made it 3-1 eight minutes after the interval thanks to superb approach play by Cabanas. From then on it was one-way traffic, but Zenit keeper Viatcheslav Malefeev prevented further damage to give Zenit hope for the second leg in a fortnight's time.

Last updated: 20/09/02 12.49CET

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Lineups

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

zenit

Zenit

1
BorerFabrice Borer (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
6
SmiljanicBoris Smiljanic (C)
2
ChiritaDaniel Chirita
7
TararacheMihai Tararache
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan
8
EduardoEduardo
Yellow Card50
Substitution76
6
SpivakOlexandr Spivak (C)
Yellow Card50
10
BaturinaMate Baturina
Goal6
Substitution79
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
11
GerberAndres Gerber
14
LepekhinKonstantin Lepekhin
15
CabanasRicardo Cabanas
15
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
20
BarijhoAntonio Barijho
Goal44
Substitution89
18
FilatovValentin Filatov
Goal33
24
JaggyKim Jaggy
22
ZvetkovValery Zvetkov
Yellow Card51
25
NuñezRichard Nuñez
Goal53
24
GorovoiBoris Gorovoi
Substitution71
26
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski
55
BazaevDzhambulad Bazaev
Yellow Card36
Substitution65

Substitutes

18
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
31
IvanovSergei Ivanov (GK)
9
RozentalSebastian Rozental
Substitution76
7
OsipovSergei Osipov
Substitution65
16
CastilloPascal Castillo
Substitution79
13
UgarovDenis Ugarov
Substitution71
19
PetrićMladen Petrić
Substitution89
9
RandjelovićPredrag Randjelović
5
HodelMarc Hodel
10
MudrinićVladimir Mudrinić
14
SchweglerRoland Schwegler
23
NikolaevAndrey Nikolaev
28
MikariYassin Mikari
47
MiceikaDarius Miceika

Coach

Marcel Koller (SUI) Boris Rapoport (RUS)

Referee

Emil Bozinovski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ilija Davcev (MKD), Branko Manojlovski (MKD)

Fourth official

Saso Lazarevski (MKD)

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