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Young Boys steal last-gasp win against Zenit

Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 23.31CET
BSC Young Boys 2-1 FC Zenit St Petersburg
The Swiss side will travel to Russia next week with a lead after substitute Emmanuel Mayuka's last-ditch goal completed a thrilling comeback.
by Steven Rogers
from Stade de Suisse

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Match statistics

Young BoysZenit

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners11
 
4
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 23.31CET

Young Boys steal last-gasp win against Zenit

BSC Young Boys 2-1 FC Zenit St Petersburg
The Swiss side will travel to Russia next week with a lead after substitute Emmanuel Mayuka's last-ditch goal completed a thrilling comeback.

Emmanuel Mayuka's last-gasp winner gave BSC Young Boys the edge going into next week's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg at FC Zenit St Petersburg.

Zenit's early enterprise was rewarded when Nicolas Lombaerts headed in Danko Lazović's cross midway through the first half but Vladimir Petković's side were back level within 60 seconds of the restart thanks to Senad Lulić's fine solo effort. With Vladimir Bystrov's red card leaving Zenit a man short the match was veering towards stalemate when, four minutes into added time, substitute Mayuka gave YB a priceless advantage.

The Russian champions began with real hunger and signalled their intent in the 19th minute when Roman Shirokov picked out Aleksandr Kerzhakov with a perfect through ball. The 28-year-old's effort was pushed around the post by Marco Wölfli but the goalkeeper could do nothing from the resulting corner.

He was among the minority to spot the set piece being played short, allowing Lazović to collect and arrow in a cross that Belgian international Lombaerts powered home. Lazović came off just before half-time after a knock and his replacement, Bystrov, was soon booked for a challenge on Thierry Doubai.

Petković's half-time words worked a treat, as they burst out of the blocks after the restart, levelling in the first minute of the second half. Lulić battled hard to win the ball outside the Zenit box and, with a good deal of work to do, evaded Bruno Alves' challenge before lofting a beautiful finish over Vyacheslav Malafeev.

Luciano Spalletti's side suffered a further setback when Bystrov was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence after holding back Ammar Jemal and deep into added time it got worse. Also suspended for the second leg, Alain Nef surged forward from centre-back and eventually worked the ball for Mayuka, who adeptly turned Bruno Alves and fired low into the far corner.

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Lineups

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Young Boys

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Zenit

1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
4
NefAlain Nef
Yellow Card63
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
5
DudarEmiliano Dudar
Yellow Card55
Substitution60
3
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
7
SutterScott Sutter
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
Goal20
Substitution54
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Substitution83
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution44
11
DoubaïThierry Doubaï
10
DannyDanny
Yellow Card53
15
BienvenuHenri Bienvenu
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
19
LulićSenad Lulić
Goal46
14
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
Yellow Card65
20
AffolterFrançois Affolter
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Substitution79
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Yellow Card72
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
25
JemalAmmar Jemal
Yellow Card35
57
IonovAleksei Ionov

Substitutes

28
BukovskiHrvoje Bukovski (GK)
30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
6
LinganiHassan Lingani
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
Substitution54
9
M. SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
Substitution60
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
24
MayukaEmmanuel Mayuka
Substitution83
Goal90+3
25
SemakSergei Semak
Substitution79
26
TosettiMatteo Tosetti
34
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution44
Yellow Card45+1
Red Card69

Coach

Vladimir Petković (SUI) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE), Christos Akrivos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)

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