Zenit

  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins August 21, 2014

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 10 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's firsthalf goal gave Andre VillasBoas' Zenit a 10 win at Standard Liege and a secondhalf effort from Hector Herrera...
  • Zenit sign Manchester City's Javi Garcia on 5year deal August 14, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG: Zenit St. Petersburg contracted midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City on a fiveyear deal on Thursday. Zenit said a fee was agreed on with City, Garcia passed a medical, and "will join up with the team in the near future." Garcia, 27, left after two years with City, where he...
  • UEFA charges Zenit for fans burning German banner March 20, 2014

    Nyon: Zenit St. Petersburg face further UEFA action after fans burned a German banner at a Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund. UEFA says the charges relate to "setting off of fireworks and improper conduct of supporters." UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the latest case involving Zenit on May 14. Potential sanctions...
  • Dortmund advance to Champions League quarters despite 2-1 loss March 20, 2014

    Borussia Dortmund reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season on Wednesday, surviving a 2-1 second-leg defeat by a spirited Zenit St Petersburg to go through 5-4 on aggregate. Dortmund, last year's runners-up who won 4-2 in Russia in the first leg, were far from their best and fell...
  • Lewandowski scores twice as Dortmund win 4-2 at Zenit in Champions League February 26, 2014

    Russia: Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Borussia Dortmund took a big step toward the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday. Losing finalists last year, Dortmund made a blistering start with Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring in the fourth minute and Marco Reus doubling the visitors' lead...
  • Champions League: Problems for Zenit and pies for Dortmund in last 16 February 25, 2014

    Borussia Dortmund fans will be offered tea and pies at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday but there will be no such generosity on the pitch with the Russians intent on reaching their first Champions League quarter-final. Zenit would appear to be rank outsiders against last season's runners-up after scraping through the...
  • Atletico Madrid on the brink of Round of 16 in Champions League November 5, 2013

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's highflying start to the season will be rewarded with a spot in the next stage of the Champions League if the team beats Austria Vienna on Wednesday. Atletico is challenging Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spanish league, and a victory at home against Austria Vienna will assure...
  • Real Sociedad, Zenit win, Milan held in Champions League playoff August 21, 2013

    London: Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 20 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 11 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday. Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hattrick as the Russian...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday July 3, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Kolo Toure officially joins Liverpool from Manchester City Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially joined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer on Tuesday, the Merseyside...
  • Anatoly Tymoshchuk passes medical for Zenit St. Petersburg July 3, 2013

    St. Petersburg, Russia: Veteran Ukrainian midfielder Anatoly Tymoshchuk passed the medical examination Wednesday for his new club Zenit St. Petersburg. The 34yearold, who played 100 games for Zenit before being transferred to Bayern Munich, returned to St. Petersburg as a free agent on Monday, where he is expected to end his...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday June 27, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Zinedine Zidane named assistant manager at Real Zinedine Zidane is the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos. L'Equipe gave the...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours June 15, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Saturday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Juan Mata rubbishes reports of Chelsea exit Chelsea's player of the year Juan Mata has brushed aside reports that the new Blues' boss Jose Mourinho has put him...
  • No case for Luis Suarez over Zenit incident: UEFA February 25, 2013

    Nyon: UEFA will not investigate Liverpool forward Luis Suarez over an alleged stamping incident with a Zenit St Petersburg defender. Suarez was pictured stepping on Tomas Hubocan's back near the end of a Europa League match at Anfield last Thursday. Some commentators suggested Suarez deliberately stamped on his fallen opponent. Referee Bjorn...
  • Liverpool exit as Chelsea, Spurs survive in Europa League February 22, 2013

    Geneva: Zenit St. Petersburg resisted a Liverpool fightback inspired by Luis Suarez to reach the Europa League last 16 on the awaygoals rule after a 33 aggregate score on Thursday. Leading 20 from the first leg, Zenit were cruising when Hulk scored in the 19th minute goal, but Suarez struck...
  • Czech misery for Napoli as Anzhi and Zenit shine February 15, 2013

    London: Serie A title challengers Napoli were stunned 30 at home by Czech club Viktoria Plzen as Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding firstleg advantages in their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday. Goals from Vladimir Darida, Frantisek Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl upset Napoli while...
  • Liverpool fans have nothing to fear, say Zenit February 14, 2013

    Russia: Zenit have assured Liverpool that visiting fans attending Thursday's Europa League last 32 first leg tie in St Petersburg will feel safe and secure after concerns were raised over racism. "The club's personnel and security services at the stadium have been working hard so that the players and fans alike...
  • Zenit qualify for Europa League beating Milan 10 December 5, 2012

    Milan: Zenit St. Petersburg beat AC Milan 10 in the Champions League on Tuesday to qualify for the Europa League. Milan, who had already qualified for the knockout stage, dominated the game but Danny scored the only goal in the 35th minute to ensure the Russian side finished third in...
  • Zenit and Anderlecht play for Europa League spot December 3, 2012

    Milan: The only item left to determine in Group C of the Champions League is which side will qualify for the Europa League Zenit St. Petersburg or Anderlecht. Malaga have already won the group with 11 points, AC Milan have advanced in second place with eight points, while Zenit and...
  • Zenit hold Malaga to 22 in Champions League November 22, 2012

    St. Petersburg: Danny and Viktor Fayzulin scored in the second half as Zenit St. Petersburg came from behind to draw with Malaga 22 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Malaga qualified for the last 16 in their first Champions League campaign two weeks ago, while Zenit's hopes in Group C...
  • Zenit beat Anderlecht 10 in Champions League October 25, 2012

    St. Petersburg: Alexander Kerzhakov scored a secondhalf penalty as Zenit St. Petersburg recorded its first win in the Champions League this season by beating Anderlecht 10 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...
  • AC Milan faces Zenit in Champions League October 2, 2012

    St. Petersburg: It will be a tense Tuscan reunion when former teammatesturnedcoaches Massimiliano Allegri and Luciano Spalletti meet Wednesday in the Champions League. AC Milan has won only two of seven matches in all competitions, putting Allegri's job on the line. Zenit St. Petersburg coach Spalletti is among those being floated...
  • Schalke beat Olympiakos, Malaga overcome Zenit September 19, 2012

    Piraeus, Greece: Benedikt Hoewedes and KlaasJan Huntelaar scored on Tuesday to give Schalke a 21 win against Olympiakos in the group stage opener of the Champions League. Hoewedes headed in a corner from Jefferson Farfan in the 41st minute. That came only moments after Schalke's Greek defender, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, had a...
  • Hulk and Witsel cost 40 millon euros each: Zenit September 7, 2012

    Moscow: Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg paid 40 million euros each for Brazil striker Hulk from Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, Zenit general director Maxim Mitrofanov said. Following reports in the Portuguese media that the true transfer fees were far higher than the 40 million euros originally reported...
  • Benfica looking to overturn Zenit advantage March 5, 2012

    Lisbon: Benfica will need to end a fourgame winless run to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League at the expense of Zenit St. Petersburg. The Portuguese club is aiming to overturn a 32 deficit in the second leg of the roundof16 series on Tuesday. Benfica will have to do that without...
  • Shirokov scores late as Zenit beat Benfica 32 February 16, 2012

    St. Petersburg: Roman Shirokov scored his second goal of the game in the 89th minute as Zenit St. Petersburg beat Benfica 32 in the first leg of their roundof16 matchup in the Champions League on Wednesday. Maxi Pereira put Benfica ahead in the 20th, tapping the ball in after secondchoice goalkeeper...
  • Wenger bemoans Arshavin's Champions League ineligibility February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Due to Andrei Arshavin's earlier exploits in the Champions League with former club Zenit St Petersburg, he is cuptied for the rest of the competition, and even though he now plays for Arsenal, he will be unable to represent them against AS Roma and beyond. Arsene Wenger though is...
  • Andrei Arshavin is now an Arsenal player February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Arsenal and the Premier League have confirmed that the Russian has finally swapped Zenit St. Petersburg for the Premier League and signed for the north London outfit, in a move that Sky Sports News reports as being worth 17 million. A club statement from the Gunners, released in the...
  • Arsenal finally sign Russian striker Arshavin February 4, 2009

    London: Arsenal brought an end to the most protracted transfer of the January window when they confirmed the signing of Andrei Arshavin. A deal was agreed between Arsenal and Zenit St Petersburg only minutes before Monday's 5 pm deadline, and it was almost 24 hours before the transfer was officially ratified. Following...
  • Wenger reveals why he wants Arshavin at Arsenal January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Arsene Wenger has revealed the reasons why Arsenal are persisting with their attempts to sign Zenit St Petersburgs star forward, Andrei Arshavin. Eyebrows have been raised at the Gunners pursuit of the Russian international, with critics believing there are more pressing areas of the Arsenal squad to be strengthened...
  • Zenit reject Arsenal's 'final' offer for Arshavin January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Zenit St Petersburg have rejected Arsenal's latest offer said to be the club's final offer but reports from Russia indicate that negotiations are still ongoing. Arsenal's public pursuit of Euro 2008 and last year's UEFA Cup star, Andrei Arshavin, has been well documented. After having initial bids of...