Zenit suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Champions League
The match of the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League between «Zenith» and «Leipzig» ended with the victory of the German club with the score 2:0. The meeting was held at «Gazprom-Arena» in St. Petersburg. Controlled the game the referee from Israel Orel Greenfeld.
On 14 minutes the visitors struck the gate of «Zenit». The defender of «Leipzig» Marcel Halstenberg received the ball from Marcel Sabitzer, beat Igor Smolnikov, advanced towards the penalty area and shot past the Wilmar Barrios in the far corner. The referee went to watch the video replay on the sidelines and in the end the goal was cancelled. Before goal episode the ball hit the hand of the midfielder of the German club Christopher Nkunku.
On the fifth added to the first half minute of the «Leipzig» came forward. Alexandr Erokhin in front of the penalty knocked the Konrad Laimer, and the arbitrator has appointed the standard. Sabitzer’s free-kick hit in the standing at «the wall» Erokhin, the ball bounced to Diego Demme, who shot into the near corner.
On 63 minutes the visitors doubled their advantage. Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi knocked the ball from the goal, Yussuf Poulsen won the areal challenge in midfield and executed a discount on Timo Werner. The striker, who came on the field two minutes before scoring the episode, made an accurate pass to Emil Forsberg, but the Swede threw the ball into the penalty area. Sabitzer popped up from behind Yaroslav Rakitskiy and struck by Mikhail Kerzhakov.
Leipzig scored nine points and has strengthened the leadership in group G. Zenit with four points remained on the second position. The St. Petersburg club additional indicators ahead of the French «lion», who later on Tuesday will play at home against Benfica. The Lisbon club with three points closes the table.
Two weeks ago the teams met in the third round of the group stage. Then Leipzig won at home by 2-1. On 25 minutes, Yaroslav Rakitskiy has deduced «Zenith» forward. After the break, the German club scored Konrad Laimer and Marcel Sabitzer.