Zenit St. Petersburg 2 - 0 Liverpool

Match info: Europa League - Round of 32 at Petrovski Stadium

Date: 14/02/2013 KO: 17:00 Ref: C Velasco Carballo Att: 21,000

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Zenit

Sergei Semak 72
Hulk 70

2
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0

Liverpool


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  • That's your lot and it's Zenit who take a two-goal advantage into next week's second leg at Anfield.

  • Zenit initially look to be running the clock down in the corner then Hulk whips a cross in which Liverpool clear. Downing attacks down the right then cuts inside before Johnson is tackled.

    90+2
  • Fayzulin advances towards the Liverpool goal and smacks in a shot from 25 yards which deflects wide off Skrtel's shins for a corner.

    90+1
  • We'll have two minutes of added time here.

    90
  • Free-kick to Zenit just inside their own half as Carragher trips Hulk. Sensible foul that from Carragher as Hulk had turned him.

    89
  • Fayzulin looking to run the clock down in the corner but when he and Enrique tumble to the turf, the decision goes the way of the away side with Enrique tugged to the floor.

    88
  • Zenit knocking the ball around nicely, keeping Liverpool at arm's length where possible.

    87
  • Corner taken short and Zenit go right back to their central defenders to start again. Neto drifts a ball out to Hulk on the left but his angled ball is a little to heavy for Semak and Skrtel is alert to the danger, hacking it out for a throw.

    86
  • Heavy touch from Hulk allows Johnson to tackle back and nick the ball away, but it's a late corner for Zenit still.

    85
  • Suarez's free-kick is parried by Malafeev down to his left and Henderson can't latch onto the rebound, allowing Zenit to clear the danger.

    84
  • Neto convinced Suarez made the most of that one.

    84
  • Poor corner from Downing, gathered easily by Malafeev on the edge of his area. The ball's worked back to Suarez, though, and he draws a foul from Neto as he looks to pass it out to the right. Neto is booked. Dangerous free-kick this.

    83
  • Zenit replace Kerzhakov with Fayzulin.

    82
  • Corner to Liverpool down the right as Downing's cross strikes Hubocan and goes behind.

    81
  • Gerrard's free-kick strikes Suarez which rather takes the power off it and it drifts harmlessly through to Malafeev.

    80
  • Enrique draws a foul from Hulk halfway inside the Zenit half.

    79
  • Liverpool bring Lucas on for Sterling, who has been a peripheral figure throughout. Anyukov's darting runs have forced him back and he's had little impact going forward.

    78
  • It's all Zenit now. Get the impression they think they can finish the tie tonight and you'd have to say another goal would surely give them one foot in the next round.

    77
  • Shirokov looks to slide in Kerzhakov on the edge of the Liverpool box but the danger is cleared.

    76
  • Allen does well to deal with the corner but then runs himself into trouble as he looks to carry it clear.

    75

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