yardımcı hakemler: matej žunič (svn), gregor rojko (svn)
4. hakem: andraž kovacic (svn)
çizgi hakemleri: mitja žganec (svn), dejan balažič (svn)
zenit: mikhail kerzhakov(gk), aleksandr anyukov, nicolas lombaerts (dk. 62 luís neto), hulk, danny (c), oleg shatov (dk. 88 aleksandr ryazantsev), igor smolnikov, javi garcía, artem dzyuba (dk. 72 artur yusupov), ezequiel garay, axel witsel
yedekler: yuri lodygin (gk), domenico criscito, pavel dolgov, aleksei evseev
teknik direktör: andré villas-boas (por)
gent: matz sels (gk), rafinha (dk. 89 kalifa coulibaly), thomas matton (dk. 84 benito raman), laurent depoitre, renato neto, stefan mitrović, sven kums (c), kenneth saief, nana asare, lasse nielsen, danijel milicevic (dk. 80 nicklas pedersen)
yedekler: brian vandenbussche(gk), uroš vitas, hannes van der bruggen, moses simon
hulk and shatov help zenit see off gent published: tuesday 29 september 2015, 22.32cet zenit 2-1 gent hulk was at his destructive best, setting up goals for artem dzyuba and oleg shatov as the russian side took a firm grip on group h.
hulk claims two assists as zenit make it two wins from two artem dzyuba scores his first uefa champions league goal on seventh appearance oleg shatov marks his return from injury with the clincher gent's 12-game unbeaten start to the season ends in russia midfielder thomas matton nets fourth goal in three games for gent
hulk was gent's destroyer-in-chief, setting up both zenit goals as andré villas-boas's side made it two wins from two in group h.
hulk left defenders in his wake throughout in st petersburg, never more so than for the 35th-minute opener. his marker, rafinha, was sitting on the turf as the no7's cross was headed in by artem dzyuba. thomas matton levelled, but it merely reawakened the beast as hulk's perfectly-weighted pass set up oleg shatov for the winner.
goalkeeper mikhail kerzhakov, younger brother of ex-russia forward aleksandr, could not have dreamed of a calmer introduction to life in the uefa champions league. zenit set their stall out early, forcing the visitors onto the back foot. gent never really left it.
ıt took strong hands from matz sels to keep out ezequiel garay's lovely free-kick though much of the home threat came from hulk's destructive runs, the brazilian punching holes in the defence. dzyuba could not capitalise with a volley midway through the half, but his header did the job.
hulk streaks clear of kenneth saief gent were struggling to make headway, with their nascent attacks invariably cut short by the foraging axel witsel. the belgium midfielder was overrun at the start of the second period though as gent looked to fashion a riposte that duly came when matton volleyed in sven kums's cross.
having held lyon to a draw on matchday one despite being down to nine men, gent appeared set to upset the odds again yet hulk had other ideas. with 67 minutes gone he orchestrated a move that ended in shatov, returning from a knock, lifting the ball over sels and into the net.
key player: hulk
reaction hein vanhaezebrouck, genk coach we had our moments, we played well, but we are still learning. we have improved already, competing shoulder to shoulder and at times we were even better than zenit. but we must be smarter. they are better at the finer details. ıt's a skill we need to develop.
the first goal came from lost possession. zenit always let their opponents have a bit of the initiative but ı am sure they did not intend us to have quite as much as we did. ultimately, they were very happy to win as they feared that it could go against them.