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Zestful Zenit silence Marseille

Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 23.00CET
Olympique de Marseille 0-1 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Andrei Arshavin gave the Russian side a crucial first-leg lead against ten-man Marseille.

Match statistics

MarseilleZenit

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
1
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 23.00CET

Zestful Zenit silence Marseille

Olympique de Marseille 0-1 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Andrei Arshavin gave the Russian side a crucial first-leg lead against ten-man Marseille.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg continued to confound expectations as they took a significant step towards a place in the last eight of the UEFA Cup with an impressive 1-0 win against ten-man Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.

Ribéry dismissed
Andrei Arshavin scored his third goal of the competition six minutes after half-time, curling a fine shot from the edge of the penalty area beyond Fabien Barthez after a clever lay-off by Aleksandr Kerzhakov. Marseille looked set to recover in a fractious spell after the deadlock had been broken, but their hopes were all but ended when Franck Ribéry was dismissed for a second yellow card with 20 minutes left, and in the end Jean Fernandez's team were relieved not to concede further goals.

Fine fettle
Zenit had never been in European action post-Christmas before this season but have quickly found their feet in the knockout stages. A 4-1 aggregate victory against Rosenborg BK saw them through to the last-16 and they picked up where they left off tonight. Aleksandr Anyukov carved out a fine fifth-minute chance for Radek Šírl but the Czech midfielder failed to take advantage. Kerzhakov then forced Barthez to parry but Marseille gradually gained a foothold, with Ribéry, as usual, providing momentum on the wing.

Trifonov chance
The mercurial France Under-21 international created chances for Samir Nasri and Sabri Lamouchi, but neither were converted and Zenit capitalised through Arshavin after the restart. The Russian side immediately retreated and a spate of fouls resulted in Ribéry seeing red on 70 minutes. With him went all Marseille's hope and substitute Oleg Trifonov could, and should, have doubled the advantage late on but saw his finish crash back off the crossbar before Barthez pulled off two superb saves to give the French team hope for the second leg.

Last updated: 10/03/06 10.05CET

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Lineups

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Marseille

zenit

Zenit

16
BarthezFabien Barthez (GK) (C)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov (C)
Yellow Card58
4
Demetrius FerreiraDemetrius Ferreira
Substitution60
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
Yellow Card35
5
DéhuFrédéric Déhu
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Red/Yellow Card70
6
SpivakOlexandr Spivak
Substitution63
8
OrumaWilson Oruma
Yellow Card90+3
9
ŠírlRadek Šírl
11
NiangMamadou Niang
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Goal50
Substitution89
12
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
Yellow Card60
Substitution81
14
HagenErik Hagen
22
NasriSamir Nasri
Substitution81
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
Substitution89
23
BeyeHabib Beye
44
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov

Substitutes

1
CarrassoCédric Carrasso (GK)
41
KerzhakovMikhail Kerzhakov (GK)
6
DelfimJosé Delfim
Substitution81
7
TrifonovOleg Trifonov
Substitution63
Yellow Card67
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Substitution60
13
HyunYoung-Min Hyun
Substitution89
32
DerudaThomas Deruda
Substitution81
25
PoškusRobertas Poškus
Substitution89
2
André LuisAndré Luis
5
VješticaMilan Vještica
20
CivelliRenato Civelli
8
MarešPavel Mareš
21
CantareilAlaina Cantareil
19
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski

Coach

Jean Fernandez (FRA) Vlastimil Petržela (CZE)

Referee

Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (ESP), Clemente Ayete Plou (ESP)

Fourth official

César Muñiz (ESP)

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