Zenith 2-0 Liverpool Done
February 15, 2013 12:00 AM EDT
Petrovskij Stadium – Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
Referee: Carlos Velasco
69 ‘Hulk 72’ Sergey Semak
Match Report: Zenit 2-0 Liverpool
A pair of goals from Hulk and shrubs into the Liverpool goal to bring one foot Zenit-eighths stepped into the jawaban phase of the Europa League.
Zenit took a step into eighths-final round of the Europa League after bending Liverpool two goals without reply in the first leg 32 of the Europa League, in Petrovskij Stadium, Friday (15/2) pm dawn. A couple of nicks from Hulk and shrubs successfully provide an important victory for the hosts.
The first round
Playing in front of tens of thousands of supporters put the hosts appear confident. The game was only two minutes, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina had to be made hard work of securing the net. Utilizing corner situation, Kerzakhov almost broke the visitors’ goal if the goalkeeper does not readily make a rescue.
The Reds snapped. A moment later turns they invade through the action of Luis Suarez. Uruguay’s attacker received the ball from Glen Johnson on the left side, and then move the striker cut the home defense before melesatkan kick which unfortunately is still widening.
Zenit again terrorize Reina. This time through the Hulk. He ran trick Liverpool defense before mendentumkan ball. Luckily Reina reflexes dismissed. The goalkeeper seemed shouted upset with the Liverpool defense off guard.
In the 15th minute Suarez almost opened the scoring for the visitors if he could be quieter in the hammer after outwit goalkeeper Melafeev opportunities. Field was bad as well be one factor stranded golden chance in front of it.
Entering the 26th minute attempt Zenit goalkeeper Reina. Hulk returned to spread threats, lucky Liverpool have defender Jamie Carragher full of experience who heroically to stop the movement of the striker.
Two minutes later Danny’s turn to show off with a kick ambitious, Boal can not be denied by Reina, but ran into a pole and then entrenched in the Liverpool box and had been a crisis, but the Reds defense and then to sweep the ball out of the area.
Five minutes before halftime Suarez got the best of the opportunities that should be fruitful goal. From the left side of the Sterling sent the ball to Suarez who was standing at the mouth of the goal, the striker was unmarked and with a backheel kick. Unfortunately, stray light.
Until the two teams entered the locker room, the score was still eyeglasses.
The second half
Four minutes after the break Liverpool immediately step on the gas. Johnson was brilliant, he ran past four opposing players. However, the jawaban settlement of her still not change the scoreboard, shot perfectly capable ignored by Malafeev and tipped corner.
An hour running game, both teams have not been able to break the deadlock. An action Suarez again failed goal to fruition. After receiving feedback from Downing, kick the striker back side of the net just Malafeev.
But nine minutes later the deadlock was finally broken. A kicking distance of the Hulk leads into the left corner inevitably Reina Liverpool. Zenit 1-0 lead.
The first goal is to make a mentally Zenit increasingly rising. Witsel get a chance in the 71st minute, but his effort was blocked. However, a minute later, a chance Zenit sweet fruit.
Shrubs successful doubles position after completing a flat cross from Anyukov. Skrtel should mengintersep, but the fortress Liverpool negligent. Zenit went away.
Six minutes into the game broke, Liverpool have the opportunity minimize the situation through a free kick in a position that is quite ideal. However, the execution Suarez still be well anticipated by Malafeev.
Similarly, the backlash that led Zenit to a long-range shot from Fayzulin. Had the agency Skrtel and Reina was fooled. Unfortunately, the ball is still sideways and chances were wasted.
Long whistle sounded, a 2-0 Zenit remain shaky.
Here’s the lineup derived both sides in the first leg round of 32 Europa League.
Zenit starting XI: Malafeev, Anyukov, Lombaerts, Neto, Hubocan, Witsel, Denisov, Shirokov, Hulk, Kerzhakov, Danny.
Liverpool starting XI: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Carragher, Skrtel, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Sterling, Downing, Suarez.