Champions League: Zenit grabs a draw versus Malmö FF

MALMö. Zenit was capable to snatch a late draw against Malmö FF with a late goal from Y. Rakitsky.

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MALMö. Zenit found a way to capture a draw against Malmö FF with a late goal from Y. Rakitsky scored in the (90′) after Malmö FF got a lead with a goal from S. Rieks (28′).

A. Dzyuba missed a decisive penalty (51′). That would have allowed Zenit to win the match.​

A. Dzyuba missed 1 penalty (51′) for ​Zenit.

The match was held at the Eleda Stadion (Malmö) Stadium in Malmö on Tuesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Andris Treimanis with the help of Haralds Gudermanis and Aleksejs Spasjoņņikovs. The 4th official was Aleksandrs Golubevs. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 8.1 degrees Celsius or 46.54 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Malmö FF was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Zenit that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Zenit was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Zenit to win the match​.

Malmö FF shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Zenit shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.


Malmö FF received 4 yellow cards (J. Dahlin, A. Ahmedhodzic, N. Moisander and S. Rieks). On the opposite side, Zenit received 3 yellow cards (Claudinho, Wendel and D. Chistyakov).

Also, Zenit didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Chistyakov (Zenit) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (86′).

After playing this encounter, Malmö FF will have 0 points to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Zenit will have 3 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 28'

    S. Rieks

  • 36'


  • 46'

    A. Mostovoy


  • 46'

    A. Erokhin

    D. Lovren

  • 50'

    J. Dahlin

  • 51'

    A. Dzyuba

  • 55'


  • 56'

    A. Ahmedhodzic

  • 63'

    D. Chistyakov

  • 69'

    M. Olsson

    V. Birmancevic

  • 74'

    N. Moisander

  • 79'

    E. Rakip

    S. Pena

  • 86'

    D. Chistyakov

  • 90'

    S. Rieks

  • 90'

    Y. Rakitsky (Penalty)

  • 90'

    D. Krugovoy


Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Malmö FF will play away with Juventus on the 8th of December with a 3-0 head to head in favor of Juventus (0 draws).

Zenit will host Chelsea on the 8th of December with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Chelsea (0 draws).

Malmö FF: Formation and Lineups

Malmö FF started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Jon Dahl Tomasson chose to play with the following team: Johan Dahlin (6.4), Eric Larsson (6.0), Anel Ahmedhodžić (7.1), Franz Brorsson (7.3), Niklas Moisander (7.3), Søren Rieks (7.3), Sergio Peña (6.4), Oscar Lewicki (6.5), Bonke Innocent (6.7), Veljko Birmančević (7.1) and Antonio Čolak (6.8).


Malmö FF made 2 changes: V. Birmancevic for M. Olsson (69′) and S. Pena for E. Rakip (79′).

Top player: Niklas Moisander

The player who no doubt impressed Malmö FF the most was Niklas Moisander.

His rating is (7.3) with 44 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

Zenit: Formation and Lineups

Zenit started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Sergei Semak played with: Mikhail Kerzhakov (6.5), Dejan Lovren (6.8), Dmitri Chistyakov (6.8), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (7.1), Vyacheslav Karavaev (7.1), Wílmar Barrios (6.8), Wendel (7.8), Douglas Santos (7.2), Malcom (7.0), Claudinho (7.0) and Artem Dzyuba (6.4).


Zenit made 3 changes: Claudinho for A. Mostovoy (46′), D. Lovren for A. Erokhin (46′) and Malcom for D. Krugovoy (90′).

Top player: Wendel

The player who no doubt impressed Zenit the most was Wendel.

His rating is (7.8) with 57 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

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