The official website for European football

Baturina breaks Zenit hearts

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.07CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 Grasshopper-Club (Agg: 3-4) A last-minute goal from stunned the Russian hosts.

Match statistics

ZenitGrasshoppers

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.07CET

Baturina breaks Zenit hearts

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 Grasshopper-Club (Agg: 3-4) A last-minute goal from stunned the Russian hosts.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 Grasshopper-Club (Grasshoppers win 4-3 on aggregate)
Grasshopper-Club won through to the UEFA Cup second round in dramatic circumstances after a last-minute goal from Mate Baturina stunned the home crowd in St. Petersburg.

Kerzhakov double
The match started brightly for the hosts, who raced into a two-goal lead. Alexander Kerzhakov's double looked to be enough to give the Russian club a deserved victory, only for Baturina's late intervention.

Early strike
On seven minutes, Kerzhakov latched on to a Dzhambulat Bazaev pass and sent a quick-fire shot off the post and into the goal. The early strike was just the lift Zenit needed in front of a noisy capacity crowd at the Petrovsky stadium, despite the first snow of the season in the city.

Borer helpless
Nine minutes later it was 2-0, meaning Zenit were now level on aggregate but leading in the tie by virtue of their away goal in the 3-1 first-leg defeat. Andrei Arshavin found Kerzhakov, who sent a volley into the top corner beyond the helpless Fabrice Borer. Minutes later, Roland Schwegler nearly pulled one back but his powerful shot was saved by Vyacheslav Malafeev.

Cabanas impressive
Richard Nuñez then shot centimetres wide for Grasshoppers, while Mladen Petric also had a chance close to the end of first half. The Swiss side kept up the pressure early in the second half, and the impressive Ricardo Cabanas beat several Zenit defenders only to find Malafeev up to the task yet again

Kept his nerve
Zenit, for their part, seemed content to sit on what they had, although from one counterattack, Olexander Spivak spurned a clear chance to make it three. They were made to pay right at the death when, with one minute left, Baturina, fed by Andreas Gerber, kept his nerve to score.

Last updated: 03/10/02 20.02CET

Related information

Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2002/matches/round=1626/match=70246/postmatch/report/index.html#baturina+breaks+zenit+hearts

Lineups

zenit

Zenit

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
1
BorerFabrice Borer (GK)
2
ChiritaDaniel Chirita
6
SmiljanicBoris Smiljanic (C)
Yellow Card84
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan
7
TararacheMihai Tararache
Yellow Card42
6
SpivakOlexandr Spivak (C)
10
BaturinaMate Baturina
Goal89
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Goal7
Goal19
Substitution58
11
GerberAndres Gerber
14
LepekhinKonstantin Lepekhin
14
SchweglerRoland Schwegler
Substitution77
15
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Substitution82
15
CabanasRicardo Cabanas
Substitution83
18
FilatovValentin Filatov
Yellow Card57
19
PetrićMladen Petrić
Substitution59
24
GorovoiBoris Gorovoi
24
JaggyKim Jaggy
47
MiceikaDarius Miceika
Yellow Card37
25
NuñezRichard Nuñez
55
BazaevDzhambulad Bazaev
Yellow Card45
Substitution77
26
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski

Substitutes

28
LossevSerguei Lossev (GK)
18
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
9
RandjelovićPredrag Randjelović
Substitution82
30
JakupovićEldin Jakupović (GK)
25
OhorodnikDmitry Ohorodnik
Substitution77
9
RozentalSebastian Rozental
Substitution59
34
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution58
23
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Substitution77
3
BundeaZeno Marius Bundea
28
MikariYassin Mikari
Substitution83
10
MudrinićVladimir Mudrinić
5
HodelMarc Hodel
38
NedorezovIgor Nedorezov
29
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal

Coach

Boris Rapoport (RUS) Marcel Koller (SUI)

Referee

Orhan Erdemir (TUR)

Assistant referees

Binali Kartal (TUR), Evren Dölek (TUR)

Fourth official

Bülent Demirlek (TUR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.