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Zenit lost to Benfica in the Champions League

Зенит проиграл Бенфике в Лиге чемпионов

Missed Russian Zenit from Benfica in stoppage time.

Russian Zenit lost the first match 1/8 Champions League finals against Portuguese Benfica, conceding a goal in injury time.

The first period passed in equal struggle, without actually poignant moments from both the gate – yet the price match and the tension was a lot of pressure on the players.

But the second half more actively carried out by the owners and Lodygin a few times had to show their skills. Especially dangerous was the moment of nicolás gaitán, who jumped out on a date with the goalkeeper and beat practically in an emphasis, but the goalkeeper could react.

And yet Benfica snatched victory in the 90th minute criscito received a second yellow card, leaving his team shorthanded and the payoff came immediately, because the penalty Gaitan filed on the head of Jonas, who sent the ball into the net.

Benfica – Zenit 1:0

Goal: Jonas, 90+1

Benfica: Julio Cesar, Almeida, Basically, Jardel, Eliseu, Samaris, Sanchez, Pizzi (Carcela-Gonzalez, 71), Jonas, Gaitan, Roberto (Jimenez, 63)

Zenit: Lodygin, Anyukov, Lombaerts, Garay, Criscito, Garcia, Witsel, Shatov (Zhirkov, 81), Hulk, Danny (Mauricio, 87), Dzyuba (Kokorin, 74)

Deleted: Criscito, 90