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Tymoshchuk strike no consolation for Zenit

Published: Thursday 19 March 2009, 22.15CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-0 Udinese Calcio (agg: 1-2)
The UEFA Cup holders bowed out of the competition after failing to build on Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's first-half header at home against the Italian outfit.
Tymoshchuk strike no consolation for Zenit
Zenit's Viktor Fayzulin holds off Aleksandar Luković of Udinese ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ZenitUdinese

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners12
 
9
Offsides6
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 March 2009, 22.15CET

Tymoshchuk strike no consolation for Zenit

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 1-0 Udinese Calcio (agg: 1-2)
The UEFA Cup holders bowed out of the competition after failing to build on Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's first-half header at home against the Italian outfit.

UEFA Cup holders FC Zenit St. Petersburg are out of the competition after failing to build on Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's first-half opener against Udinese Calcio, who take their place in Friday's quarter-final draw.

Hopes raised
Tymoshchuk gave the Petrovsky Stadium faithful tangible hope of Zenit wiping out the Zebrette's 2-0 first-leg lead when his header from Ivica Križanac's knock back just crossed the line despite the efforts of goalkeeper Samir Handanovič after 34 minutes. The Russian side were under par in the second half, though, and could have been pegged back had goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev not kept Italy's only remaining European representatives at bay with a string of late saves.

Tymoschuk header
Zenit pressurised their visitors from the outset in the hope of striking an early blow and would have had it were it not for Gaetano D'Agostino blocking Tymoshchuk's close-range header on the line. Udinese hit back straight away and almost claimed an away goal when Fabio Quagliarella headed Antonio Di Natale's centre over the crossbar.

Fayzulin chance
That merely spurred the hosts into action and their efforts paid off when Tymoshchuk scored Zenit's first home goal against Italian opposition after Danny's glancing header was nodded back by Križanac at the far post. One nearly became two soon after but Viktor Fayzulin missed the target with just Handanovič to beat.

Malafeev saves
On the cusp of half-time, Danny then sent a right-footed shot narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area, although it was Udinese who threatened next when, on 65 minutes, Malafeev expertly kept out Quagliarella's volley. His next save was more spectacular, the goalkeeper thwarting a close-range header from the same player and, deep into added time, was quick off his line to deny Gökhan Inler as Udinese looked to settle the tie.

Last updated: 20/03/09 0.45CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

udinese

Udinese

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
22
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
5
Kim Dong-JinKim Dong-Jin
2
ZapataCristián Zapata
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
Goal34
19
FelipeFelipe
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
Yellow Card90+4
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
Substitution60
11
ŠírlRadek Šírl
Substitution71
26
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
20
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
88
InlerGökhan Inler
21
SemshovIgor Semshov
21
D'AgostinoGaetano D'Agostino
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
Substitution71
10
Di NataleAntonio Di Natale (C)
Substitution90+1
19
DannyDanny
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Yellow Card76
8
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
7
PepeSimone Pepe
Yellow Card45+1

Substitutes

1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
12
KoprivecJan Koprivec (GK)
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
99
SalaLuigi Sala
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution71
5
ObodoChristian Obodo
Substitution90+1
9
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke
Substitution71
15
IslaMauricio Isla
Substitution60
18
ZimlingNiki Zimling
83
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores
11
Alexis SánchezAlexis Sánchez

Coach

Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Darren Cann (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

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