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  • Champions League
  • 4 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Giuseppe Meazza
AC MilanAC MilanvZenitZenit
01
  • Danny, 35

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Match ends, Milan 0, Zenit St Petersburg 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Milan 0, Zenit St Petersburg 1.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Robinho.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St Petersburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Milan. Andrea Petagna replaces Bojan.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Zenit St Petersburg. Michael Lumb replaces Sergei Semak.

90 mins:Attempt saved. Bojan (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robinho with a cross.

89 mins:Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89 mins:Foul by Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg).

88 mins:Substitution, Zenit St Petersburg. Maksim Kanunnikov replaces Roman Shirokov.

87 mins:Robinho (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

87 mins:Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87 mins:Robinho (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87 mins:Foul by Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg).

86 mins:Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Robinho (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson.

82 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

82 mins:Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80 mins:Substitution, Milan. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Mathieu Flamini.

80 mins:Substitution, Zenit St Petersburg. Konstantin Zyryanov replaces Hulk.

78 mins:Foul by Robinho (Milan).

78 mins:Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77 mins:Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76 mins:Delay in match Francesco Acerbi (Milan) because of an injury.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Mathieu Flamini (Milan) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Robinho with a cross following a corner.

74 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Alexander Anyukov.

72 mins:Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72 mins:Foul by Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg).

72 mins:Francesco Acerbi (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72 mins:Foul by Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg).

70 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

70 mins:Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68 mins:Foul by Robinho (Milan).

68 mins:Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bojan.

66 mins:Offside, Zenit St Petersburg. Roman Shirokov tries a through ball, but Hulk is caught offside.

65 mins:Substitution, Milan. Robinho replaces Djamel Mesbah.

65 mins:Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65 mins:Foul by Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg).

61 mins:Attempt missed. Bojan (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson with a cross.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Sergei Semak (Zenit St Petersburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Axel Witsel.

58 mins:Mathieu Flamini (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57 mins:Foul by Mathieu Flamini (Milan).

57 mins:Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Mathieu Flamini (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

53 mins:Attempt saved. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin-Prince Boateng with a cross.

50 mins:Massimo Ambrosini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50 mins:Foul by Sergei Semak (Zenit St Petersburg).

49 mins:Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49 mins:Foul by Danny (Zenit St Petersburg).

48 mins:Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48 mins:Foul by Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg).

47 mins:Foul by Massimo Ambrosini (Milan).

47 mins:Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47 mins:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47 mins:Foul by Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg).

46 mins:Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

46 mins:Hand ball by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

Second Half begins Milan 0, Zenit St Petersburg 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Milan 0, Zenit St Petersburg 1.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson with a cross following a set piece situation.

45 mins:Urby Emanuelson (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45 mins:Foul by Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg).

43 mins:Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

43 mins:Hand ball by Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg).

42 mins:Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41 mins:Delay in match Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg) because of an injury.

41 mins:Offside, Milan. Mathieu Flamini tries a through ball, but Francesco Acerbi is caught offside.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Mathieu Flamini (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Bruno Alves.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Bojan (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mathieu Flamini with a cross.

38 mins:Francesco Acerbi (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38 mins:Foul by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

37 mins:Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

37 mins:Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35 mins:Goal! Milan 0, Zenit St Petersburg 1. Danny (Zenit St Petersburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

33 mins:Hand ball by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

33 mins:Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33 mins:Foul by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

31 mins:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31 mins:Foul by Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg).

28 mins:Attempt missed. Urby Emanuelson (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin-Prince Boateng.

27 mins:Hand ball by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

26 mins:Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Milan).

26 mins:Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Mathieu Flamini (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

23 mins:Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

23 mins:Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Cristian Zapata (Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Giampaolo Pazzini following a corner.

22 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Nicolas Lombaerts.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Sergei Semak (Zenit St Petersburg) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Igor Denisov.

18 mins:Foul by Massimo Ambrosini (Milan).

18 mins:Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16 mins:Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16 mins:Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Milan).

15 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Bruno Alves.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Urby Emanuelson (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13 mins:Foul by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

13 mins:Francesco Acerbi (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11 mins:Sergei Semak (Zenit St Petersburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11 mins:Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Milan).

10 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Nicolas Lombaerts.

8 mins:Attempt blocked. Urby Emanuelson (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin-Prince Boateng.

8 mins:Foul by Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg).

8 mins:Massimo Ambrosini (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sergei Semak with a cross.

6 mins:Corner, Zenit St Petersburg. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

5 mins:Massimo Ambrosini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5 mins:Foul by Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg).

4 mins:Attempt missed. Massimo Ambrosini (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

4 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Alexander Anyukov.

3 mins:Foul by Tomas Hubocan (Zenit St Petersburg).

3 mins:Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2 mins:Hand ball by Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Champions League
  • 4 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Giuseppe Meazza
AC MilanAC MilanvZenitZenit
01
  • Danny, 35

match report

Zenit St Petersburg booked third place in Group C and a spot in the Europa League knockout stages with a Champions League victory over an insipid AC Milan.

There was a distinct end-of-term feeling about Milan's performance, with the Italians already through the last 16 of the Champions League.

Zenit, though, were cautious of Anderlecht's hunger to win at group winners Malaga, but Danny's first half goal ensured a better return than the Belgians' solitary point from a 2-2 draw.

An uninspiring first half at the San Siro was punctuated by a few half chances and Danny's tame winner.

Milan believed a chance at an opener was due within three minutes but no penalty was given as Bruno Alves climbed all over Giampaolo Pazzini.

Hulk, who scored in the reverse fixture in St Petersburg, nodded Sergei Semak's cross well over the bar and the latter soon tried his luck from distance to no avail.

Cristian Zapata came much closer in the 22nd minute, lurching on to Urby Emanuelson's corner to scoop the ball over the bar from six yards.

But when Zenit created their first solid chance on goal in the 35th minute, Danny put it away.

Semak steered a through-ball into the Portuguese's path, Danny able to drag the ball underneath Cristian Abbiati's grasp when no one cleared the danger.

Bojan Krkic threatened a quick response with an ambitious overhead kick, but his shot sailed wide, with Mathieu Flamini's long-range drive parried away by Viacheslav Malafeev.

Pazzini needed better accuracy to get his headed effort on target as half-time approached, and Zenit would carry their narrow lead into the break.

Milan were much sharper as play resumed and Malafeev was at sixes and sevens to deal with a Pazzini snapshot in the 53rd minute.

Semak and Hulk were still keen, though, with Abbiati wrapping his fingers around the former's long-rang shot before the Brazilian blasted wide of the mark.

Milan clicked once again and substitutes Robinho and Stephan El Shaarawy both went close in the final stages, but Zenit held on for the win.

team line-up

32Christian Abbiati
17Cristian Zapata
13Francesco Acerbi
2Mattia De Sciglio
15Djamel Mesbah65
16Mathieu Flamini80
28Urby Emanuelson
23Massimo Ambrosini
22Bojan91
10Kevin-Prince Boateng
11Giampaolo Pazzini

substitutes

76Mario Yepes
7Robinho65
59Gabriel
34Nigel de Jong
37Andrea Petagna91
92Stephan El Shaarawy80
8Antonio Nocerino

referee

Tony Chapron

team line-up

16Vyacheslav Malafeev
2Alexander Anyukov
6Nicolas Lombaerts
3Bruno Alves
14Tomas Hubocan
15Roman Shirokov88
27Igor Denisov
28Axel Witsel
10Danny
29Hulk80
25Sergei Semak91

substitutes

71Yegor Baburin
94Aleksey Evseev
58Ilya Zuev
77Luka Djordjevic
99Maksim Kanunnikov88
18Konstantin Zyryanov80
82Michael Lumb91

referee

Tony Chapron

match stats

possession %5841
shots on target33
shots off target142
corners61
tackles won1317
offsides11