Semak has called a deserved victory «Leipzig» over Zenit in the Champions League

Semak has called a deserved victory «Leipzig» over Zenit in the Champions League

«Zenit» lost «Leipzig» in the third round of the Champions League. According to the chief coach of the St. Petersburg Sergei Semak, his team could better use their chances


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«Leipzig» has created more chances than Zenit, so their victory is well deserved, said after the match the head coach of the Petersburg club Sergey Semak, passes «the championship».

Earlier on Wednesday «Zenit» lost «Leipzig» in the away match of the third round of the group stage of the Champions League with the score 2:1.

Semak said that his players were well disciplined in the first half and did not allow the opponent to create chances. «In the beginning of the second half we conceded the first goal and then the second. Lost on long passes, failed to capitalise on our chances. The «RB Leipzig» moments were more dangerous. A deserved victory for the opponent,» he admitted.

At the weekend Zenit defeated one of the leaders of the RPL «Rostov» in the championship match with the score 6:1. Semak stressed that the victory did not affect the match with the German club. «This is different tournaments. The Champions League is another speed, and another level. We not build» — he concluded.

The defeat was the first for Zenit 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».

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