In the first match 1/8 the Champions League final in Lisbon, Benfica beat Zenit St Petersburg 1:0. The only goal was scored in injury time.
Benfica: Júlio César, André Almeida, Jardel, LindelEf, Eliseu, Pizzi (Carcela-Gonzalez, 71), Renato Sanches, Samaris, Jonas, Gaitan, Mitroglou (Jimenez, 63)
Zenit: Lodygin, Anyukov, Lombaerts, Garay, Criscito, Shatov (Zhirkov, 81), Witsel, Javi Garcia, Axel Witsel, Danny (Maurício, 87), Dzyuba (Kokorin, 74)
In this match in structure «Zenith» debuted Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Kokorin and maurício.
Zenit arrived in Portugal not to miss and this task is almost done. The dangerous moments was a little. The majority of the time was nervous fight in midfield.
The key episode occurred in the 90th minute. Criscito, who already had a yellow card, struck the feet of Almeida. Second warning – removing and free. A canopy with a penalty kick. Jonas from 8 yards sent the ball into the net 1:0.