yardımcı hakemler: renato faverani (ita), andrea stefani (ita)
4. hakem: alessandro costanzo (ita)
çizgi hakemleri: luca banti (ita), antonio damato (ita)
zenit: yuri lodygin (gk), aleksandr anyukov, domenico criscito, aleksandr ryazantsev (dk. 65 oleg shatov), nicolas lombaerts (dk. 23 luís neto), hulk, javi garcía (dk. 58 viktor fayzulin), josé rondón, ezequiel garay, axel witsel, danny (c)
yedekler: vyacheslav malafeev(gk), andrey arshavin, igor smolnikov, anatoliy tymoshchuk
teknik direktör: andré villas-boas (por)
benfica: júlio césar (gk), luisão (c), andreas samaris (dk. 82 ola john), nicolás gaitán, lima, maxi pereira, eduardo salvio, talisca (dk. 70 derley), jardel, andré almeida, enzo pérez
yedekler: artur (gk), pizzi, loris benito, bryan cristante, césar
danny delights zenit and knocks out benfica published: wednesday 26 november 2014, 19.57cet fc zenit 1-0 sl benfica danny's late goal consigned benfica to a third successive group stage exit and ensured zenit's hopes of progress go to the final day.
• zenit control first half but without breaking through • benfica go close three times in first five minutes of second period • danny makes decisive late breakthrough for zenit (79) • benfica out; zenit take campaign to matchday six • next games: monaco v zenit, benfica v leverkusen (9 december)
fc zenit took a giant stride towards the uefa champions league round of 16 as danny's late goal proved enough to see off sl benfica in a tight group c fixture.
clear chances were few and far between but, just when it looked like ending in stalemate, hulk set up danny for an expert finish with 11 minutes remaining. the result means zenit's campaign will go to the wire, while benfica cannot now finish in the top two.
with these teams level on four points, a win would have moved either into a strong position ahead of the final round of matches and it was zenit who started the stronger. hulk's right-wing free-kick was parried by júlio césar and both axel witsel and josé rondón had shots blocked in the resulting scramble, but benfica survived.
that was in the sixth minute; the next clear opening did not arrive until seven minutes before half-time. this time is was zenit who escaped as a great run and cross from nicolás gaitán found eduardo salvio inside the area but yuri lodygin was quickly out to block at the forward's feet.
there were three more let-offs for the home goal in quick succession early in the second period. first gaitán missed the target after shrugging off witsel, before luisão found himself with time and space in the box only to pull his effort across the face of goal; seconds later, jardel failed to get enough purchase on his header.
gaitán then delivered an inviting centre that failed to find reward as both sides chased the vital breakthrough. just when it appeared that one would never come, hulk unlocked the benfica defence, picking up possession at the corner of the area and dinking in a cross for skipper danny to smash past césar on the half-volley.
with benfica unable to apply any real pressure on the home defence, their misery was complete when luisão collected his second yellow card in added time. while the visitors were left to contemplate a group stage exit for the third season running, zenit's hopes of making the last 16 for the third time in four years remain alive.
zenit'ten kritik zafer! şampiyonlar ligi c grubu'ndaki 5. maçında benfica'yı konuk eden zenit, rakibini yendi ve çok önemli bir 3 puan elde etti.. tarih26 kasım 2014 , 20:55
ajansspor-şampiyonlar ligi c grubu'nda son iki maçını kaybeden ve üç maçtır galip gelemeyen 4 puanlı zenit, aynı puana sahip olduğu benfica'yı 5. haftanın kritik mücadelesinde konuk etti.
kazananın grupta önemli bir adım atacağı mücadelenin ilk yarısından gol sesi çıkmazken, zenit aradığı golü 79. dakikada buldu. brezilyalı yıldız hulk'un şık pasında kaleci julio cesar'ı avlayan danny, skoru 1-0 yaptı.
kalan bölümde üstünlüğünü koruyan rusya ligi lideri, sahadan 1-0 galip ayrıldı ve çok önemli bir 3 puanı hanesine yazdırdı.
öte yandan 36. dakikadan sarı kartı bulunan tecrübeli savunma oyuncusu luisao, 90+2. dakikada ikinci sarıdan kırmızı kartla cezalandırıldı ve benfica maçı 10 kişi tamamladı.