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Tide has turned against Zenit

September 30 2008

St. Petersburg Zenit lost to Real Madrid in the inaugural match of Champions League. 1:2.

At the 4 th minute, defender Tomas Gubochan cut the ball into his own net after lumbago Rafael van der Wart. On the 25 th minute leveled the score Petrograders: after a pass by Andrei Arshavin Danny, ahead of Gabriel Heinze, with his foot in a nice jump to float the ball into the goal. But within 6 minutes of Madrid scored his second goal - scored Ruud van Nistelrooy, "shoot" Malafeeva close distances. At the end of the match piterburtsy several times came close to success, but the tide has turned against them.

At the beginning of the second half there was a moot point: Swiss referee Massimo Busacca is not a penalty at the Gates "Real" for playing a hand in his own penalty Sergio Ramos. entered with the referee in the dispute Gubochan received a yellow card.

This is the second victory for Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage, before the Spaniards won the Belarusian BATE (2:0). Scored 6 points in two games, Real Madrid became the sole leader of the group H. In the asset at Zenit, formerly ceded to Italy's Juventus (0:1), no score.

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