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Tymoschuk helps Zenit make their point

Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.09CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
After Ari had scored and been sent off before half-time, Anatoliy Tymoschuk earned the hosts a Group A point.

Match statistics

ZenitAZ

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
9
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners8
 
3
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
6
Red Cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.09CET

Tymoschuk helps Zenit make their point

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
After Ari had scored and been sent off before half-time, Anatoliy Tymoschuk earned the hosts a Group A point.

AZ Alkmaar forward Ari endured a mixed evening as the Dutch club got their UEFA Cup Group A campaign off to a positive start by drawing 1-1 at FC Zenit St. Petersburg.

Penalty equaliser
The Brazilian opened the scoring with the first goal of this season’s group stage after 20 minutes, but saw red 19 minutes later to hand Zenit the impetus. The Russian challengers equalised just before half-time thanks to an Anatoliy Tymoschuk penalty but were unable to find a winning goal despite dominating the second half. AZ are not in action on Matchday 2, when Zenit travel to Greece to face Larissa FC.

Cool finish
The Eredivisie side started the brighter and twice went close to breaking the deadlock through Kemy Agustien and Moussa Dembélé before the early pressure paid off. Ari found space in the penalty area and with coolness defying his 21 years directed a shot into the top right-hand corner of Kamil Čontofalský's goal. Having been in such command, it was a surprise to see AZ press the self-destruct button seven minutes before half-time.

Powerful finish
First Ari was shown a red card in the 39th minute for serious foul play and four minutes later AZ defender Kew Jaliens brought down Russia striker Andrei Arshavin in the area. Ukrainian international Tymoschuk stepped up and struck his spot-kick low into the left-hand corner to make it 1-1.

Late drama
Unsurprisingly, Dick Advocaat's Zenit side took the initiative after the break and piled on the pressure. Their best opening came in the 67th minute when Arshavin picked out Alejandro Dominguez but he could only direct his header over the bar from close range. AZ almost stole the points late in added time but Dembélé saw his close-range header parried by Čontofalský.

Last updated: 26/10/07 0.03CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

az

AZ

1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
21
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
5
Kim Dong-JinKim Dong-Jin
12
KoendersMilano Koenders
Yellow Card45+1
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
2
JaliensKew Jaliens (C)
Yellow Card84
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
14
DonkRyan Donk
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
4
OpdamBarry Opdam
Yellow Card42
11
ŠírlRadek Šírl
6
MendesDavid Mendes
Yellow Card26
Substitution59
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
Goal43
10
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution90+2
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
17
AgustienKemy Agustien
Yellow Card36
7
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution81
11
MartensMaarten Martens
Yellow Card41
Substitution49
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
9
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke
Yellow Card85
9
AriAri
Goal20
Red Card39

Substitutes

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
16
RomeroSergio Romero (GK)
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov
5
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Substitution49
14
HagenErik Hagen
7
JennerJulian Jenner
17
Lee HoLee Ho
22
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Substitution90+2
25
RicksenFernando Ricksen
24
El HamdaouiMounir El Hamdaoui
Substitution59
87
MaximovIlya Maksimov
Substitution81
29
PellèGraziano Pellè
88
GorshkovOlexandr Gorshkov

Coach

Dick Advocaat (NED) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Frixos Petrou (CYP), Stavros Procopiou (CYP)

Fourth official

Stelios Trifonos (CYP)

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