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Zenit hang on at Hajduk to reach last 32

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.55CET
HNK Hajduk Split 2-3 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Two second-half penalties were decisive in Zenit maintaining their 100% record and reaching the round of 32 despite a home fightback.
Zenit hang on at Hajduk to reach last 32
Zenit celebrate after Aleksei Ionov's goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Hajduk SplitZenit

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
9
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners8
 
7
Offsides0
4
Fouls committed20
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.55CET

Zenit hang on at Hajduk to reach last 32

HNK Hajduk Split 2-3 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Two second-half penalties were decisive in Zenit maintaining their 100% record and reaching the round of 32 despite a home fightback.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg suffered a scare but nevertheless held on at HNK Hajduk Split to maintain their 100% record and book a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 as the winners of Group G.

Zenit took 32 minutes to pick up from where they left off in beating Hajduk 2-0 on Matchday 3, Aleksei Ionov on the mark, before Szabolcs Huszti and Alessandro Rosina profited from penalties early in the second half. If Marin Ljubičić's goal gave Hajduk hope, Ante Vukušić's strike caused optimism abound, but it was too little, too late.

Zenit's pre-eminence allowed them a pedestrian opening which Hajduk, still firmly in the race for qualification, could scarcely afford. Indeed, when opportunity came knocking for the hosts, Marin Tomasov reacted first but lacked sufficient composure to find the target.

Unlike their hosts, Zenit possessed another gear. Rosina was first to suggest they had found their stride, bending narrowly wide with his left foot. That same boot proved decisive on 24 minutes, providing a corner met by Fernando Meira's head. Danijel Subašić palmed on to a post but Ionov rifled in the rebound.

Though Subašić was beaten through his legs on that occasion, he had all his bases covered twice before half-time, impressively denying Huszti and Rosina. Both men had their revenge six minutes into the second half.

Jurica Buljat was the guilty party, conceding two spot kicks which were dispatched with varying ease. While Huszti converted with minimum fuss, Rosina required a second bite at the cherry, Subašić's heroics this time in vain.

Ljubičić headed wide from a corner soon after but was far more clinical on the ground 21 minutes from time, controlling on his chest, swivelling and finishing precisely. When Vukušić volleyed in with eight minutes left, anything looked possible, but Hajduk's comeback proved a false dawn.

Last updated: 17/11/10 13.54CET

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Lineups

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Hajduk Split

zenit

Zenit

1
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
4
M. LjubičićMarin Ljubičić
Goal68
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
5
BuljatJurica Buljat
4
KrižanacIvica Križanac
Substitution56
7
VejićHrvoje Vejić
Yellow Card67
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić (C)
9
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
13
VukušićAnte Vukušić
Goal82
17
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Goal50
Penalty50
Substitution72
14
Tomasov Marin Tomasov
Substitution61
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Goal47
22
MaločaMario Maloča
Yellow Card85
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
88
BulkuErvin Bulku
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
Substitution65
99
SharbiniAnas Sharbini
Yellow Card89
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
Yellow Card13
Goal31

Substitutes

25
RadoševićBožidar Radošević (GK)
30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
16
JozinovićGoran Jozinović
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
18
OremušMirko Oremuš
Substitution61
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution72
20
RežićAnte Režić
25
SemakSergei Semak
Substitution65
21
BrkljačaMario Brkljača
50
CheminavaIgor Cheminava
27
JonjićMatej Jonjić
96
GigolaevRoland Gigolaev
30
TrebotićDinko Trebotić
99
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
Substitution56

Coach

Goran Vučević (CRO) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Estrada (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Gómez (ESP), César Muñiz (ESP)

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