St. Petersburg: Alexander Kerzhakov scored a second-half penalty as Zenit St. Petersburg recorded its first win in the Champions League this season by beating Anderlecht 1-0 on Wednesday.
The home side was awarded a penalty when Marcin Wasilewski brought down Alexander Anyukov in the box. Kerzhakov beat Silvio Proto into the right corner for his 200th career goal.
The result lifted the Russian champion to third place in Group C. Anderlecht is last with one point from three games. The two teams will meet again in two weeks.
12:03 AM, Oct 25, 2012
Moscow: Portugal were the better team and were unfortunate to lose to Russia in their World Cup qualifying defeat in Moscow, defender Bruno Alves has said. The visitors dominated possession but Alexander Kerzhakov's early goal decided the match on Friday and put Russia top of Group F, three points clear of second-placed Portugal. "It was a good game. Portugal dominated most parts of the game and Russia just scored from...
04:52 PM, Oct 13, 2012
Moscow: Alexander Kerzhakov scored early as Russia edged out Portugal 1-0 to earn their third consecutive win at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign under Fabio Capello on Friday. Kerzhakov struck in the sixth minute after breaking clear on goal following some quick one-touch passing featuring his Zenit St Petersburg team mates Viktor Faizulin and Roman Shirokov. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was a constant threat at the other...
09:58 PM, Oct 12, 2012