Zenit suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Europa League
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The first match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League between Anderlecht and Zenit ended with the score 2:0 in favor of playing house of the Belgian club. The return leg will take place on 23 February in Saint-Petersburg
Zenit in the first match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League on away lost to Belgian Anderlecht game with the score 0:2. For the Russian club this defeat was the second in a row on the European stage. In December in the final match of the group stage of the Europa League the St. Petersburg club lost Dutch AZ (2:3).
In a starting lineup “Zenith” debuted two new winter off-season . From the first minute on the field there was Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic, who joined from Chelsea and Brazilian midfielder Hernani, before speaking at home for “Atletico Paranaense”.
In the fifth minute, the Romanian hosts ‘ midfielder Nicolae stanciu scored the ball into the box of “Zenith” on Frank Acheampong. The defenders Luis Neto and Branislav Ivanovic are unable to consistently perform artificial position “off side”, and Ganz was alone against the goalkeeper Yuri Lodygina, sending the ball into the net.