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Zenit capitalise on Carrasso error

Published: Thursday 16 March 2006, 22.00CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 Marseille (agg: 2-1) Aleksandr Kerzhakov's goal was decisive on a miserable night for the visiting goalkeeper.

Match statistics

ZenitMarseille

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners8
 
1
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 16 March 2006, 22.00CET

Zenit capitalise on Carrasso error

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 Marseille (agg: 2-1) Aleksandr Kerzhakov's goal was decisive on a miserable night for the visiting goalkeeper.

Olympique de Marseille's stand-in goalkeeper Cédric Carrasso endured a torrid evening at the Petrovsky stadium as his error set FC Zenit St. Petersburg on course for a 2-1 aggregate victory that put the Russian team into Friday's UEFA Cup quarter-final draw in Eindhoven.

Carrasso dismissed
Making his third UEFA Cup appearance of the season in place of the injured Fabien Barthez, Carrasso was found wanting with 21 minutes remaining as he somehow allowed Aleksandr Kerzhakov's hopeful effort to trickle into his net. Now needing to score twice after Zenit triumphed 1-0 at the Stade Vélodrome in last week's first leg, Marseille clawed their way back into the tie through Frédéric Déhu soon after, but their dwindling aspirations were extinguished when Carrasso completed a miserable outing with a late dismissal.

Giménez chances
Zenit forward Andrei Arshavin's pre-match claims that Marseille would miss suspended midfielders Wilson Oruma and Franck Ribéry certainly rang true early on. Requiring at least one goal to keep their hopes alive, the French side were unable to create any meaningful openings in an evenly-matched first half, although striker Christian Giménez twice tested Zenit goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev.

Pervious wall
The hosts were happy to rest on their advantage, but as Marseille began to throw caution to the wind they capitalised when Kerzhakov's speculative shot slipped through Carrasso's grasp. Déhu gave Marseille renewed ambition when he equalised within six minutes as his free-kick found its way through a disjointed defensive wall. However, it was Zenit who came closest to grabbing a winner on the night when Kerzhakov saw an attempt deflected wide, and with two minutes remaining the busy forward was put clean through, only to be hauled down by Carrasso, whose red card ended the visitors' chances.

Last updated: 16/03/06 23.33CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

marseille

Marseille

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
1
CarrassoCédric Carrasso (GK)
Red Card90
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov (C)
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
5
DéhuFrédéric Déhu (C)
Goal74
5
VješticaMilan Vještica
Yellow Card37
11
NiangMamadou Niang
9
ŠírlRadek Šírl
Substitution63
12
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Substitution83
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Goal69
Substitution90
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
Substitution75
14
HagenErik Hagen
19
CanaLorik Cana
Yellow Card18
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
20
CivelliRenato Civelli
Substitution75
44
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
22
NasriSamir Nasri
88
GorshkovOlexandr Gorshkov
Substitution81
23
BeyeHabib Beye

Substitutes

41
KerzhakovMikhail Kerzhakov (GK)
30
QuesnelYannick Quesnel (GK)
7
TrifonovOleg Trifonov
Substitution90
6
DelfimJosé Delfim
Substitution83
8
MarešPavel Mareš
Substitution63
31
BegeorgiFabrice Begeorgi
Substitution75
19
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
Substitution81
32
DerudaThomas Deruda
Substitution75
6
SpivakOlexandr Spivak
4
Demetrius FerreiraDemetrius Ferreira
13
HyunYoung-Min Hyun
21
CantareilAlaina Cantareil
20
KozhanovOleg Kozhanov
37
PradieAlexis Pradie

Coach

Vlastimil Petržela (CZE) José Anigo (FRA)

Referee

Herbert Fandel (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Volker Wezel (GER)

Fourth official

Lutz Wagner (GER)

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