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Zenit's perfect record not threatened by Hajduk

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 21.00CET
FC Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 HNK Hajduk Split
Luciano Spalletti's side scarcely needed to hit top gear in order to maintain their 100% start, going six points clear in Group G.
Zenit's perfect record not threatened by Hajduk
Viktor Fayzulin looks to control the ball against Hajduk ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ZenitHajduk Split

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
7
Corners9
 
1
Offsides8
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 21.00CET

Zenit's perfect record not threatened by Hajduk

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 HNK Hajduk Split
Luciano Spalletti's side scarcely needed to hit top gear in order to maintain their 100% start, going six points clear in Group G.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg have three wins from three UEFA Europa League games after a routine 2-0 victory against HNK Hajduk Split.

Unbeaten in eight European home fixtures, six points clear in the Russian Premier League and top of Group G, Zenit never looked likely to disappoint. Aleksandr Bukharov headed them in front on 25 minutes and Danny added a second midway through the second half to leave Hajduk level on three points with RSC Anderlecht and AEK Athens FC.

An enterprising run and ambitious, if wayward, shot from Ante Vukušić inside the opening minute had promised much from the Croatian side. Zenit, though, showed admirable patience in extinguishing their early gusto and they, too, started to threaten midway through the opening period.

Viktor Fayzulin's diving header fizzed over but Bukharov was better placed to profit two minutes later, nodding Igor Denisov's beautifully floated cross beyond Danijel Subašić. Though Vukušić's neat flick just after the half-hour did require a routine intervention from Yuri Zhevnov, Stanko Poklepović's side offered little to end a run of five European away fixtures without a win.

Indeed, Zenit could have gone further ahead early in the second half. Bukharov combined superbly with Danny to go clean through but fired over, while Ivica Križanac also failed to keep the ball down when presented with a free header from five metres out.

Subašić was right on cue when Nicolas Lombaerts finally found the target with a scrambled effort, but he was helpless to deny Danny's first-time finish from Aleksandar Luković's rifled cross with 22 minutes left. Bukharov beat the visitors' keeper again late on, only for a post to come to his rescue and Sergei Semak to somehow spurn the rebound.

Last updated: 23/10/10 0.08CET

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Lineups

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Zenit

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Hajduk Split

30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
1
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
4
M. LjubičićMarin Ljubičić
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
5
BuljatJurica Buljat
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić (C)
Yellow Card26
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution71
13
VukušićAnte Vukušić
9
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
Goal25
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
10
DannyDanny
Goal68
Substitution77
18
OremušMirko Oremuš
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
Substitution65
21
BrkljačaMario Brkljača
Substitution87
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
22
MaločaMario Maloča
25
SemakSergei Semak
88
BulkuErvin Bulku
Substitution80
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
99
SharbiniAnas Sharbini
Substitution46

Substitutes

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
25
RadoševićBožidar Radošević (GK)
3
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
7
VejićHrvoje Vejić
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
16
JozinovićGoran Jozinović
Substitution80
14
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
20
RežićAnte Režić
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution65
Yellow Card79
27
JonjićMatej Jonjić
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
Substitution71
30
TrebotićDinko Trebotić
Substitution87
99
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
Substitution77
90
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution46

Coach

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Stanko Poklepović (CRO)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)

Fourth official

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

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