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Zenit advances in CL despite 4-1 loss in Vienna

Zenit St. Petersburg advances to Champions League KO stage despite 4-1 loss at Austria Vienna

A guard escourts two Greenpeace activists carrying a banner from the field before the Champions League Group G soccer match between Austria Vienna and...

Austria Soccer Champions League

A guard escourts two Greenpeace activists carrying a banner from the field before the Champions League Group G soccer match between Austria Vienna and...

VIENNA (AP) -- Zenit St. Petersburg advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League despite slumping to a 4-1 defeat at already eliminated Austria Vienna on Wednesday.

Zenit finished second in Group G on six points, one clear of Porto, which lost 2-0 at group winners Atletico.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov put Zenit ahead in the 35th before Philipp Hosiner leveled in the closing seconds of the first half. Tomas Jun in the 48th, Hosiner three minutes later and Roman Kienast in injury time gave Austria Vienna the win -- the first for an Austrian team in the competition in almost 13 years.

Referee Aleksandar Stavrev of Macedonia interrupted the match for two minutes in the first half after firecrackers went off and fireworks were thrown from the Russian fan sector onto lower stands.


Updated : 2021-10-25 06:00 GMT+08:00