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Tekke strikes to boost Zenit

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 20.15CET
Larissa FC 2-3 FC Zenit St. Petersburg The Russian title hopefuls came from behind in Greece to end Larissa's unbeaten record at home in Europe.

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
8
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners8
 
7
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed12
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 20.15CET

Tekke strikes to boost Zenit

Larissa FC 2-3 FC Zenit St. Petersburg The Russian title hopefuls came from behind in Greece to end Larissa's unbeaten record at home in Europe.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg came from behind to defeat Larissa FC in Greece, maintain their unbeaten start in UEFA Cup Group A, and give their confidence a timely boost before a date with destiny in Russia on Sunday.

Title chance
Zenit are two points clear of FC Spartak Moskva going into their final match of the Premier-Liga season at FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast, and will hope to seal a first domestic crown since 1984 before they return to European action against 1. FC Nürnberg on 29 November. Fatih Tekke was the hero tonight, scoring the decisive goal in the 78th minute to end Larissa's unbeaten home record in Europe and move Dick Advocaat's club on to four points, following an opening draw against AZ Alkmaar.

Storming back
Larissa started brightly with Cleyton, Georgios Galitsios, Ibrahima Bakayoko and Nikos Dabizas all having chances to break the deadlock before Pavel Pogrebnyak celebrated his 24th birthday in style by volleying in a super opening goal. The second half began as the first had ended and Pogrebnyak was denied a second goal minutes after the restart when Stefanos Kotsolis scrambled away his close-range shot. However, Larissa came storming back and Bakayoko fired in a warning shot in advance of the leveller, scored by Nektarios Alexandrou (58) as he turned in a Georgios Fotakis corner.

Tekke winner
Provider turned scorer four minutes later as the excellent Fotakis drove the ball in from ten metres, and two perhaps should have become three when Bakayoko shot wide. Larissa were made to pay in the 70th minute as Konstantin Zyrianov equalised with a shot from inside the area after a pass from substitute Alejandro Dominguez. Once again the pendulum had swung in the visitors' favour and with 12 minutes remaining Dominguez crossed for Tekke who made no mistake from close range.

Last updated: 08/11/07 22.51CET

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Lineups

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Larissa

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Zenit

26
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
2
KotsiosElias Kotsios
Yellow Card84
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
3
VenetidisStelios Venetidis
Substitution46
5
Kim Dong-JinKim Dong-Jin
4
DabizasNikos Dabizas (C)
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
5
KiriakidisIlias Kiriakidis
Substitution83
8
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Goal39
Substitution72
7
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
Substitution46
10
CleytonCleyton
11
ŠírlRadek Šírl
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Goal58
Substitution74
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Goal70
17
SarmientoMarcelo Sarmiento
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
Goal62
25
RicksenFernando Ricksen
Yellow Card55
Substitution72
29
BakayokoIbrahima Bakayoko
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)

Substitutes

1
KipourosFotis Kipouros (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
6
GikasDimitrios Gikas
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov
Substitution72
13
LampropoulosAndreas Lampropoulos
Substitution83
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
20
FoersterMarco Foerster
7
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution46
21
KalatzisChristos Kalatzis
Substitution74
9
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke
Substitution72
Goal78
31
BoukouvalasMichail Boukouvalas
14
HagenErik Hagen
77
KatsiarosPanagiotis Katsiaros
Substitution46
88
GorshkovOlexandr Gorshkov

Coach

Giorgos Donis (GRE) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Abildgaard (DEN), Martin Wulff (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

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