2007/08 UEFA Cup: Zenit St. Petersburg vs. AZ Alkmaar

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007
19:30 (UTC+2)
Zenit St. Petersburg 1–1 AZ Alkmaar Petrovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Costas Kapitanis
Tymoschuk Scored after 43 minutes 43' (1)
Dominguez Substituted off after 81 minutes 81'
Maximov Substituted on after 81 minutes 81'
Tekke Booked after 85 minutes 85'
Match Report Scored after 20 minutes 20' (1) Ari
Booked after 26 minutes 26' da Silva
Booked after 36 minutes 36' Agustien
Sent off after 39' 39' Ari
Booked after 41 minutes 41' Jaliens
Booked after 42 minutes 42' Opdam
Booked after 45'+1 minutes 45'+1' Koenders
Substituted off after 49 minutes 49' Martens
Substituted on after 49 minutes 49' Pocognoli
Substituted off after 59 minutes 59' da Silva
Substituted on after 59 minutes 59' Hamdaoui
Booked after 84 minutes 84' Jaliens
Booked after 88 minutes 88' Donk
Substituted off after 90'+2 minutes 90'+2' Cziommer
Substituted on after 90'+2 minutes 90'+2' Medunjanin

Zenit St. Petersburg and AZ Alkmaar drew 1-1 to open the Group Stage of this season's UEFA Cup.

Ari scored in the 20th minute to only to be sent off in the 39th minute and to see Zenit St. Petersburg equalize in the 43th minute. Both teams had their chances up to the red card. However, at this point, AZ Alkmaar decided to change tactics and to avoid giving up anymore goals after Zenit St. Petersburg equalized.

Both teams are tied with 1 point after Matchday 1, with Everton being in 1st place after their 3-1 victory over Larissa.