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  • Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 Porto: Shirokov double, Danny, Rodriguez scored

    Zenit St Petersburg came from a goal behind and dominated the game. The result, they managed to achieve a 3-1 victory over FC Porto.

    Zenit defeated by APOEL in the first Group G match two weeks ago did not want to repeat a similar story. Shown in front of his own supporters, at Petrovski Stadium on Wednesday (28/09/2011), releasing offensive play with 18 shots throughout the game.

    They managed to take advantage of the player, after sending off Porto defender Jorge Fucile in the 45th minute, with two additional goals in the second round. Earlier, both teams played equally strong in the first round 1-1.

    Porto went ahead in the 10th minute when assists from Hulk, following a counter-attack, well done by James Rodriguez. His right leg kick nets Vyacheslav Malafeev successfully thrilling.

    However, Zenit managed to equalize 10 minutes later through Roman Shirokov. In an equally strong score, Porto Fucile even less strength after receiving a second yellow card due to handball.

    Advantage maximized the number of players had managed to Zenit. They managed to add two goals in the second round. The first came from Shirokov in 63 minutes, after utilizing a set-piece situations. While the next one comes through Danny's left leg kick on 72 minutes.

    Zenit also successfully ensure three points at home. Impact, a position they had to temporarily go up to the first order group with a value of 3. As for Porto, forced to fell one place to number two.

    Teams Line-up:

    Zenit St Petersburg: Vyacheslav Malafeev, Nicolas Lombaerts, Tomas Hubocan, Domenico Criscito, Alexander Anyukov, Igor Denisov, Roman Shirokov, Konstantin Zyryanov (Szabolcs Huszti 86), Danny, Alexander Kerzhakov (Alexander Bukharov 90), Viktor Faizulin.

    FC Porto: Helton, Nicolas Otamendi, Rolando, Alvaro Pereira, Jorge Fucile, Fernando, Joao Moutinho, Fernando Beluschi (Steven Devour 72), James Rodriguez (Souza 45), Kleber (Valera 33), Hulk.


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