In the first match 1/16 finals of League of Europe «Anderlecht» won «Zenit» 2:0. Both goals in the first half, scored Frank Acheampong.
In the «Zenith» in this match debuted Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (ex-Chelsea and Lokomotiv Moscow) and Brazil’s midfielder Hernani.
Anderlecht: Ruben, Nahar, Spajić, Deschacht, Obradovic, Bruno, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Stanciu (Hanni, 74), Acheampong (Kipco, 60), Thelin (Teodorczyk, 80)
Zenit: Lodygin, Ivanovic, Javi Garcia, Neto, Criscito, Hernani, Shatov (Mack, 65), Juliano (Yusupov, 80), Zhirkov, Dzagoev, Kokorin (Danny, 71)
The first attack was a goal. Stanciu hung. Acheampong left No Ivanovich and just broke 1:0. On 31 minutes, Kokorin made inaccurate transmission. Stanciu sent the ball into the box. Ivanovic and haven’t figured out. Acheampong shot into the near — «nine» 2:0.