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De Jong at the double as Twente down Zenit

Published: Thursday 10 March 2011, 23.50CET
FC Twente 3-0 FC Zenit St Petersburg
Michel Preud'homme's men will take a significant advantage to Russia with two Luuk de Jong headers starting and finishing the scoring.
De Jong at the double as Twente down Zenit
Luuk de Jong rises above the Zenit defence to open the scoring in Enschede ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TwenteZenit

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners2
 
8
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 10 March 2011, 23.50CET

De Jong at the double as Twente down Zenit

FC Twente 3-0 FC Zenit St Petersburg
Michel Preud'homme's men will take a significant advantage to Russia with two Luuk de Jong headers starting and finishing the scoring.

Luuk de Jong scored twice as FC Twente established a commanding 3-0 advantage in their UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg against FC Zenit St Petersburg.

The Dutch side took a one-goal lead into the interval as De Jong rose to head in after 25 minutes and the striker repeated the trick in added time after Denny Landzaat had fired in the second goal for the Dutch champions 11 minutes after the restart.

Michel Preud'homme's men had overcome Russian opposition in the previous round with a 4-2 aggregate victory over FC Rubin Kazan and they quickly set about causing Premier-Liga titleholders Zenit problems in Enschede. The visitors were the leading scorers in the competition coming into the game yet they spurned the early chances that came their way with Danny profligate twice.

De Jong showed them how with the opening goal as the Tukkers broke to devastating effect. The scheming Theo Janssen galloped from his own half before releasing Nacer Chadli down the right, with his cross perfect for De Jong to tower above Zenit captain Aleksandr Anyukov and nod down and into the corner.

Both teams carried a threat throughout the match although it was the hosts who showed greater composure in front of goal as they doubled their advantage after 56 minutes. Janssen's free-kick was only cleared to the edge of the box and Landzaat fired it back beyond goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev with the aid of a slight deflection.

Having drawn all four home fixtures in Europe this term, Twente were determined not to relinquish their lead and they left Zenit with a momentous task in next Thursday's return with a late third goal. Janssen was again the architect, driving a cross in from the left touchline with De Jong this time leaving Aleksandar Luković in his wake before heading in from close range.

Last updated: 12/03/11 0.04CET

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Lineups

twente

Twente

zenit

Zenit

13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof (C)
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov (C)
6
BramaWout Brama
3
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
Yellow Card38
7
LandzaatDenny Landzaat
Goal56
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
Yellow Card55
8
JanssenTheo Janssen
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Goal25
Goal90+2
10
DannyDanny
11
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution76
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
Substitution69
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution69
19
DouglasDouglas
Yellow Card57
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
27
DenisovIgor Denisov
23
BuysseBart Buysse
Yellow Card70
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
Substitution86

Substitutes

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
30
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
2
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution86
5
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
Substitution69
17
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
23
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution69
21
JankoMarc Janko
50
CheminavaIgor Cheminava
33
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
44
JohnOla John
Substitution76

Coach

Michel Preud'homme (BEL) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Stephen Child (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Lee Probert (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Taylor (ENG), Michael Oliver (ENG)

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