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Zenit complete comprehensive triumph

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.30CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 1-2 FC Zenit St. Peterburg (agg: 1-6) Zenit come from behind to again defeat Crvena Zvezda.

Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.30CET

Zenit complete comprehensive triumph

FK Crvena Zvezda 1-2 FC Zenit St. Peterburg (agg: 1-6) Zenit come from behind to again defeat Crvena Zvezda.

By Aleksandar Boskovic at FK Crvena Zvezda stadium

FC Zenit St. Peterburg secured their place in the inaugural UEFA Cup group stage with victory in Belgrade tonight, but in truth their participation was never in doubt following their 4-0 first-leg win against FK Crvena Zvezda.

Second exit
The 1990/91 European champions had already seen their UEFA Champions League hopes ended in the third qualifying round by PSV Eindhoven, and have now lost three UEFA competition matches in a row for the first time in the club's history, watched only by an 18,000 crowd, their lowest for 15 years.

Early efforts
Despite those troubles, Crvena Zvezda began brightly, their midfield players joining the attack regularly. In the second minute Marjan Markovic set up Nikola Žigic, whose shot from five metres was saved by Viacheslav Malafeev, and the tall visiting goalkeeper was also on hand to stop a header from the same striker - 24 years old this week - following an Aleksandar Lukovic cross.

Crvena Zvezda score
On 17 minutes, though Malafeev was beaten. Markovic's incisive pass found Marko Pantelic, who outpaced the Zenit defence and found the net from 14 metres out. Within six minutes, Žigic had two further chances, heading off target each time from not far out, after crosses from Marko Perovic.

Zenit wrest control
However, Crvena Zvezda were unable to keep up that early pace, and gradually their already faint hopes faded further. Zenit took control, and late in the half went close on three occasions, as Vladimir Disljenkovic saved Igor Denisov's effort from the edge of the area, and both Lukáš Hartig and Andrei Arshavin shot off target from close range.

Penalty equaliser
After the break, recently appointed Crvena Zvezda coach Ratko Dostanic, switched from a 3-5-2 formation to a 3-4-3 lineup to accommodate Nenad Stojanovic, but Zenit kept up the pressure on the counterattack. Finally, on 58 minutes, they levelled on the night after Arshavin ran into the box and was brought down by substitute Bojan Miladinovic. Olexandr Spivak, who was dominating proceedings, converted the penalty.

Žigic miss
The home team now needed to score five further goals to enter Tuesday's draw, but their only chance of the second half came and went eleven minutes from time when Dragan Šarac, not long on as a substitute, found Žigic, but the forward again could not force the ball in.

Late winner
Five minutes later, Zenit completed their victory, as substitute Dmitri Makarov stole the ball from the Crvena Zvezda defence, beat three players and shot into the right-hand corner from 12 metres out.

Last updated: 01/10/04 12.22CET

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Lineups

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Crvena zvezda

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Zenit

22
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK) (C)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
3
LukovićAleksandar Luković
4
HorákMartin Horák
Substitution46
5
DudićMilan Dudić
6
SpivakOlexandr Spivak (C)
Yellow Card25
Goal58
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
Substitution32
8
MarešPavel Mareš
8
JankovićBoško Janković
Yellow Card41
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Goal17
15
HartigLukáš Hartig
Substitution63
11
PerovićMarko Perović
17
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution72
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
Substitution75
19
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
18
DjordjevićSlavoljub Djordjević
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
20
MarkovićMarjan Marković
Substitution55
28
FlachbartJan Flachbart
25
ŽigićNikola Žigić
88
GorshkovOlexandr Gorshkov

Substitutes

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
2
ŠaracDragan Šarac
Substitution75
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
Substitution46
4
MiladinovićBojan Miladinović
Substitution32
Yellow Card58
7
MakarovDmitri Makarov
Substitution63
Yellow Card84
Goal84
19
StojanovićNenad Stojanović
Substitution55
43
VlasovOleg Vlasov
Substitution72
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
20
KatulskyAleksei Katulsky
30
BastaDušan Basta
24
BurakovAleksandr Burakov
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
25
ChiritaDaniel Chirita

Coach

Ratko Dostanić (SRB) Vlastimil Petržela (CZE)

Referee

Michael Weiner (GER)

Assistant referees

Harry Ehing (GER), Kai Voss (GER)

Fourth official

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

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