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Shirokov takes Zenit past Young Boys

Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 19.01CET
FC Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 4-3)
Roman Shirokov scored the crucial third goal as the 2008 UEFA Cup winners came from 1-0 down on the night, 3-1 on aggregate.
Shirokov takes Zenit past Young Boys
Zenit defender Bruno Alves holds off Young Boys' Henri Bienvenu ©AFP

Match statistics

ZenitYoung Boys

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners6
 
3
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 19.01CET

Shirokov takes Zenit past Young Boys

FC Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 4-3)
Roman Shirokov scored the crucial third goal as the 2008 UEFA Cup winners came from 1-0 down on the night, 3-1 on aggregate.

Roman Shirokov scored FC Zenit St Petersburg's crucial third goal as the 2008 UEFA Cup winners recovered from 1-0 down on the night, 3-1 on aggregate, to overcome BSC Young Boys.

Danko Lazović and Sergei Semak struck after Ammar Jemal's opener for the visitors, and Luciano Spalletti's side confirmed their place in the last 16 when Shirokov chested down Aleksandar Luković's ball to the far post and drilled it into the roof of Marco Wölfli's net with his left foot.

With temperatures at -9C and dipping at kick-off, Young Boys' nerve could have failed them, but the Berne side started the brighter and forged ahead on 21 minutes. Mario Raimondi's corner from the right was allowed to bounce in front of goal and defender Jemal headed the ball over the line.

Zenit missed a golden chance to level when Danny stormed on to Lazović's ball five minutes before half-time only to fire over. The disappointment was fleeting: within 60 seconds Lazović latched on to an elegantly-weighted Konstantin Zyryanov pass to fire low past the advancing Wölfli.

Seven minutes after the restart, Zenit scored again; Igor Denisov's cross-field ball picked out Semak unmarked on the right of the Young Boys penalty area, and he controlled before sending a powerful shot across the face of goal and into the net.

For a few minutes Young Boys looked set to disintegrate, and by the time they regained their composure, Shirokov had converted Zenit's third of the night 13 minutes from time. The Russian champions were never comfortable, though, and Henri Bienvenu rolled the ball against the post while lying on the ground for Young Boys in the dying minutes but they held on.

Last updated: 26/02/11 0.04CET

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Lineups

zenit

Zenit

young boys

Young Boys

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
5
DudarEmiliano Dudar
Yellow Card65
3
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
7
SutterScott Sutter
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
Yellow Card87
11
DoubaïThierry Doubaï
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Goal41
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution90+2
15
BienvenuHenri Bienvenu
10
DannyDanny
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
Substitution79
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Goal76
Substitution83
17
SpycherChristoph Spycher
Yellow Card78
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution72
19
LulićSenad Lulić
Substitution85
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
20
AffolterFrançois Affolter
25
SemakSergei Semak
Goal52
Yellow Card83
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution79
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
25
JemalAmmar Jemal
Goal21

Substitutes

30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
28
BukovskiHrvoje Bukovski (GK)
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
Substitution90+2
6
LinganiHassan Lingani
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution83
9
M. SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
Substitution85
50
CheminavaIgor Cheminava
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
Substitution72
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution79
92
BocharovNikita Bocharov
24
MayukaEmmanuel Mayuka
Substitution79
98
PetrovSergei Petrov
26
TosettiMatteo Tosetti

Coach

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Vladimir Petković (SUI)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL), Johann Gudmundsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Erlendur Eiriksson (ISL)

Additional assistant referees

Magnus Thorisson (ISL), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

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