ZNT
AUS
90+3'
There goes the final whistle! Kienast takes over from Hosiner, but no further action. A draw was probably about right in the end. 10-man Zenit could easily have won it in the end.
FK Austria Wien Substitution
89'
We are into three minutes of time added on as Viktor Faizulin drills a shot well over the bar.
88'
Suttner uncorks a shot from 30 yards out. Very ambitious really, and all too easy as Lodigin makes a comfortable save in the end.
87'
Free-kick swerves into the arms of Lindner. Easy in the end. No real Hulk power on the shot. Heading for stoppage time here.
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
86'
Hulk 22 yards from the visiting goal. Could this be dramatic winner for the home side?
85'
 
Smolnikov taken out of the action late by Murg, who picks up a booking.
84'
 
Criscito brought on for Zenit with Anyukov departing the scene.
83'
Arshavin with a probing run and cross. Finds Hulk, whose touch and volley is blocked. Danny was behind him. Another chance lost for the home side.
82'
Okotie then concedes a free-kick for a foul on Lombaerts. Eight minutes or so for either side to win this match.
81'
 
An offside flag goes up against Okotie after he set off too soon.
FK Austria Wien Substitution
80'
Vienna can't make anything of the corner. Murg with the delivery. Looks like Vienna might well settle for the draw here.
79'
 
Change for Vienna with Okotie taking over from Leovac.
78'
Alexander Anyukov comes up with a timely tackle to win the ball from Hosiner as he prepared to pull the trigger. Had to make that challenge.
77'
Vienna have been slightly the better side over the past 10 minutes, but one goal now for either side is likely to win this match.
76'
Simkovic concedes a free-kick for a foul on Fayzulin.
75'
Zenit’s last four home games in the Champions League have produced 15 goals. This might produce nothing this evening.
74'
Hulk drives a free-kick wide of the Vienna goal. Plenty of power. Inches wide. Brilliant attempt.
73'
Witsel must be wondering why he is off when a foul like that goes unpunished.
72'
 
Ramsebner has been booked for a fairly wretched foul on Danny.
71'
Zenit attempted the fewest crosses from open play on the first matchday of the Champions League, but have managed 12 so far this evening.
70'
Hubočan penalised for a foul on Hosiner after Shirokov failed to connect with a loose ball in the centre of the Austria box.
69'
Murg takes a up a decent position in the Zenit box, but the final ball is poor as Austria come up short again.
68'
 
Leovac has been shown a yellow card a late one on Danny.
67'
Wonder if Arshavin will get the chance to show off some off the skills that made him such a pursued figure a few years back.
66'
Lombaerts concedes a free-kick for a foul on Ortlechner, but the visitors not really going anywhere with the ball.
65'
The Zenit fans continue to wave those flags with some enthusiasm. Their side remain well in this contest.
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
64'
 
Alexander Kerzhakov departs the scene to be replaced by Arshavin for the home side.
63'
Murg sees the cross fly across the face of goal. No takers on hand to convert before Hosiner's cross is easily held by Lodigin.
62'
Murg misses the target on the rebound, but at least Austria Vienna are beginning to ask some questions here against the 10 men.
61'
Hosiner turns quickly to fire a shot at goal, but Lombaerts does superbly well to make the block.
60'
Simkovic throws in the corner, but some more foul play against Lodigin sees the home side earn the free-kick.
59'
Holland sees a shot deflect wide of target, but the visitors earn a corner.
58'
 
Change for Vienna. Royer clearly injured as he departs the scene to be replaced by Murg.
FK Austria Wien Substitution
57'
Mader with the effort on the home goal, but never really threatening in the end.
56'
Poor finish really. Should be doing better from that range. Austria take the game up the other end.
55'
Ball breaks to Anyukov in the Vienna box, but he smashes the effort well wide of goal. Decent chance not taken. We remain 0-0 in this one.
54'
Danny uncorks a shot from distance. Strong enough hit, but Lindner is equal to the attempt as he dives low to keep out the shot.
53'
Another disappointing cross from Austrla Vienna ends with Lodigin clasping the ball out of the air.
52'
Both teams down to 10 men at the moment as Royer departs the scene for some treatment.
51'
Ball turned into the Zenit net, but Royer with a clear foul on Lodigin in the air. Royer going to need some treatment.
50'
Austria Vienna had the worst passing success rate on the opening matchday of this season’s Champions League - 71.7 percent. Should surely see some more of the ball in this second half.
Zenit St Petersburg Substitution
49'
 
First change of the night comes for Zenit as Shirokov departs to be replaced by Shatov.
48'
Andrei Arshavin wearing a hat on the sidelines. Chilly old night. Wonder if we will see him at any stage this evening
47'
Suttner drags a shot miles wide of goal. Right idea, but wrong connection. Goalkick to the home team.
46'
Off we go then for this second half. All to play for. Especially if you are Austria Vienna against 10 men.
45+2'
There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0, but Zenit down to 10 men. All to play for in the second period.
44'
We are into two minutes of time added on here.
43'
Mader goes for goal from distance, but knocks his shot miles wide of the target.
42'
The home fans unhappy with that decision. What a chance now for Austria Vienna, who were growing in confidence before the red card.
41'
Poor decision by the referee as he won the ball. Luciano Spalletti can't believe that call. Zenit suddenly forced to make do with 10 men.
40'
 
RED CARD! Witsel has been sent off for a late challenge on Mader.
39'
Simkovic then uncorks a shot with plenty of pace on it, but straight into the arms of Lodigin in the home goal.
38'
Philipp Hosiner drills an effort wide of the Zenit goal from distance. Clips a post on way past. Decent hit from 25 yards with Lodigin struggling to get across his line.
37'
Alexander Kerzhakov can't get a header on a loose ball in the middle of the Vienna box as another Zenit attack comes up short.
36'
Suttner concedes a free-kick for a foul on Anyukov. Hulk's free-kick is cleared before the corner is knocked away seconds later. All too predictable.
35'
Despite plenty of possession, Zenit lacking any cutting edge to these attacks. Vienna fairly comfortable recently.
34'
Shatov holds up a cross as he dances to the byline. Poor delivery really with Lindner off his line to make a comfortable take.
33'
Hulk with a free-kick from out wide, but no real direction on the delivery as Austria Vienna wallop clear the danger.
32'
Qualifiers excluded, Austria Vienna have only won four of their last 25 games in European competition - six draws, 15 defeats.
31'
Hulk sends Alexander Kerzhakov bounding clear down the flank, but he pulls the shot wide of goal. Difficult to score from that range.
30'
Igor Smolnikov with a surging run into the Vienna box, but nobody on hand to tuck away the cutback. We remain at 0-0.
29'
Simkovic with the corner for Vienna, but Holland rises to head past the post. Was a chance with Lodigin rooted to his spot that time.
28'
Not sure what Lodigin is doing in the Zenit goal. Came miles out off his line to palm clear a high ball. No real need for that.
27'
Witsel back on his feet looking a bit groggy, but we can play on here after a slight delay.
26'
Meanwhile, Witsel is down on the deck needing a spot of treatment after taking a blow to the cheekbone after trying to meet a header in front of the Vienna goal.
25'
Nicolas Lombaerts with a header at the opposition goal that is frantically scrambled away.
24'
 
Royer has picked up a yellow card for a late challenge.
23'
Leovac warned by the referee after careering into a late challenge on the back of Hulk. Fortunate to avoid a yellow card for that one.
22'
Zenit with an enormous 67 percent of possession. The game being played in the Austria Vienna half, but no goals as yet.
21'
Shatov's corner fails to pick out a Zenit head before Ortlechner concedes a free-kick for a foul on Kerzhakov. Zenit again in possession.
20'
Fine diving stop by Lindner as he threw himself to his right to claw away the Hulk shot. Plenty of venom on the hit, but repelled by the Austria Vienna goalkeeper.
19'
It was Suttner who threw himself in front of that previous Danny shot, but here come Zenit again..
18'
Austria Vienna trying to get up the park as much as possible, but it is evident they are lacking the quality in depth of Zenit if not the effort.
17'
Danny sees an effort block by a white shirt after being picked out by Witsel. Bright play by Zenit without the end product.
16'
Austrian teams are on a run of nine consecutive defeats in the Champions League - Sturm Graz & Rapid Vienna & Austria Vienna.
15'
Alexander Kerzhakov almost on the end of the Hulk pass. Right idea, but the pass was just too strong.
14'
Royer with a spinning swerving shot from distance. Straight at Lodygin, who makes the stop. Just. Didn't cope well with that effort. No takers on the rebound for the visiting side.
13'
Hulk sees a shot come back off the woordwork after some bright play with Danny. So fortunate for Austria Vienna to survive that one.
12'
Igor Smolnikov lifts a cross straight into the arms of Lindner in the visiting goal. Poor delivery. All a bit aimless.
11'
Manuel Ortlechner with the clearance from the Hulk cross. Decent position, but the final ball not really there from the Brazilian.
10'
This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides. The only Champions League encounter between Russian and Austrian sides was in the 1998/99 group stages between Spartak Moscow and Sturm Graz. The Russians won 2-0 in Graz before a 0-0 draw in the Russian capital.
9'
Shatov sees an effort blocked on the edge of the Vienna area. Poor attempt really in the end. The visiting side with 11 men in their own half.
8'
Danny hogging his side's left flank, but Austria Vienna won't mind him staying out there. No damage can be done on the touchline.
7'
The home fans certainly making plenty of noise. Hulk trying to get the ball on his left foot, but the visitors again clear the danger.
6'
Zenit keeping the ball with some relish. Moving it from side to side before the move breaks down. And that will be a goakick to the visitors.
5'
Simkovic goes for goal from the free-kick, but lifts the free-kick a few yards too high.
4'
 
Smolnikov concedes a free-kick for a foul on Royer. And he is righly booked for that one. Just outside the opposition penalty box.
3'
Some decent play by Hulk before Zenit earn their first corner of the night, but Christian Ramsebner gets the header clear.
2'
Danny with some neat passing play early on as Zenit take up residence in the visiting half. Expect Austria to be busy boys this evening. The visitors have a goalkick.
1'
Zenit get this match off and running. Looks a decent night for football. Pitch looks in ideal condition.
16:57
Match odds if you fancy a flutter on this one: Zenit (2/7), Austria Vienna (14/1), Draw (11/2)
16:55
Zenit's have won five of their last six home outings in Europe, and have lost just one of their last 23. Tough assignment for Austria Vienna away from home. Zenit in blue with the visiting team in white.
16:50
Nenad Bjelica (Austria Vienna): "In a sense the game will be similar to the match with Porto – both teams have great players, but all will become clear only during the game itself. I saw the match between Zenit and Spartak as well as their other games – they are a very good team. For example, Hulk is a world-class player who could play at Barcelona or any other club on the planet."
16:50
Luciano Spalletti (Zenit): "I've seen how Austria play. In their first group game they lost (1-0) to Porto but deserved to win – they played better. They are a strong team with technical players who play at pace."
16:45
TEAM NEWS: Roman Shirokov is on the bench after a groin problem with coach Luciano Spalletti indicating the midfielder would not be rushed back into action. Austria Vienna have a number of absentees for the trip to St Petersburg, with Alexander Gorgon, Alexander Gruenwald, Marko Stankovic, and Kaja Rogulj all out long-term. Emir Dilaver is also out having picked up a muscle injury at the weekend but Thomas Murg returns from a domestic ban. He is on the bench, but Daniel Royer starts.
16:40
Both teams lost their first matches in the year's tournament. Zenit went down 3-1 at Atlético Madrid with Austria Vienna suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to FC Porto. A win for either side is vital to keep alive hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages.
16:35
Teams: Zenit: Lodygin, Lombaerts, Hubočan, Smolnikov, Anyukov, Shatov, Fayzulin, Witsel, Hulk, Danny, Kerzhakov..subs: Baburin, Criscito, Neto, Shirokov, Bystrov, Tymoshchuk, Arshavin/////Austria Wien: Lindner, Ortlechner, Ramsebner, Leovac, Suttner, Koch, Simkovic, Mader, Holland, Royer, Hosiner..subs: Grünwald, Rotpuller, Murg, Okotie, Jun, Spiridonovic, Kienast
16:30
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Starting Line-ups

Zenit St Petersburg
FK Austria Wien
    • 1
      Lodygin
    • 19
      Smolnikov
    • 6
      Lombaerts
    • Hubocan
    • 2
      Anyukov
    • 28
      Witsel
    • 20
      Faizulin
    • 35
      Danny
    • 17
      Shatov
    • 7
      Hulk
    • 11
      Kerzhakov
Team Manager:  Andre Villas-Boas
    • Hosiner
    • 28
      Royer
    • Simkovic
    • Leovac
    • 25
      Holland
    • 17
      Mader
    • 30
      Koch
    • 15
      Ramsebner
    • 14
      Ortlechner
    • 29
      Suttner
    • 13
      Lindner
Team Manager:  Andreas Ogris
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Lodygin 0 5 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. Lombaerts 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
T. Hubocan 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
I. Smolnikov 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 90
A. Anyukov 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 87
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Faizulin 0 0 0 84 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Danny 0 0 1 49 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 90
Hulk 0 0 3 28 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 90
O. Shatov 0 0 0 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 50
A. Witsel 0 0 0 44 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 44
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Kerzhakov 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 65
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. Lindner 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Ortlechner 0 0 0 1 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
C. Ramsebner 0 0 0 1 15 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
M. Suttner 0 0 1 1 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
F. Koch 0 0 0 3 8 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Simkovic 0 0 1 44 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 90
F. Mader 0 0 2 47 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Holland 0 0 0 59 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
M. Leovac 0 0 0 28 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 81
D. Royer 0 0 1 18 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 58
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Hosiner 0 0 0 25 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 89
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