«Zenith» has suffered the first defeat in the Champions League

«Zenith» has suffered the first defeat in the Champions League

The St. Petersburg club on departure has lost «Leipzig» and gave the German team the lead in group G at the end of the third round

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«Zenith» was defeated by «Leipzig» in the third round of the group stage of the Champions League. The meeting was held at the stadium «Red bull arena», ended with the score 2:1 in favor of the German team.

The scoring in the 25th minute was opened by the defender of «Zenit» Yaroslav Rakitskiy. The player was first on the rebound after a pass into the penalty area and struck from 25 metres sent the ball into the net gate «Leipzig».

At the beginning of the second half, Leipzig equalized. Scored midfielder Konrad Laimer, on 49 minutes, completed a beautiful combination with a shot from the corner of the goal.

The winning goal Leipzig scored in the 59th minute. Midfielder Marcel Sabitzer got the ball in the corner of the penalty area and with a beautiful shot outside of his foot sent the ball into the top corner.

For «Zenith» it was the first defeat this season in the Champions League. In the first two rounds of the Eurocup the team on the road played a draw with the French «Lyon» won a home victory over the Portuguese «Benfica».

Leipzig scored in the first three rounds of the Champions League seven points and went out in group G in the first place. Zenit with four points is second, ahead of Lyon that has the same number of points, additional indicators. Wednesday at 22:00 Moscow time the French team will play away against Benfica, scored in the opening two games, no points.

On the eve of defeat in the Champions League suffered another Russian team Lokomotiv. In a match with «Juventus» also had the lead, but eventually lost 1:2. On goal by Aleksey Miranchuk Turin club said brace Paolo Dibala.


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