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Zenit Spring 2017 Review

I didn’t post here in quite a while. Due to a lack of time I didn’t watch much football lately. Normally I would watch each and every Zenit match but this spring I only occasionally watched them play. Anyway, this … Continue reading

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Anderlecht – Zenit Preview, Europa League Last 32, Feb 16, 2017

Zenit opens the new year 2017 tomorrow with the first leg of Europa League Last 32 away at Anderlecht Brussels. Admittedly, I don’t know too much about Anderlecht. I saw them last summer in the CL qualification round against Rostov, … Continue reading

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Zenit 2016-2017 Midseason Review

Russian League In the league, 17 rounds out of 30 have been played in Russia before the winter break. Zenit with 10 wins, 5 draws, and 2 defeats is currently second in the standings, trailing Spartak Moscow by 5 points: … Continue reading

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Zenit Season 2016-17: So Far So Good

In the summer of 2016 Zenit went through some changes. Previous coach Andre Villas-Boas had departed in the end of May and the 71-year old Romanian Mircea Lucescu was hired to replace him. Zenit sold star player Hulk to China … Continue reading

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Zenit Spring 2016 Roundup

Champions League February 16 – March 9, 2016: In the Champions League, Zenit was eliminated in the last 16 after losing to Benfica 1-3 on aggregate. Zenit didn’t look as bad as the final scoreline suggests. In the first leg … Continue reading

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Benfica – Zenit Champions League Preview

Champions League Last 16 February 16, 2016 Benfica – Zenit I’m rather optimistic about Zenit’s chances in this fixture. I don’t think the hosts should actually be the favorites, and here’s some factors which I think are relevant: Zenit has … Continue reading

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(Old) Zenit News, February 2016

I haven’t updated the blog in a while, so here’s the main points of the last 5 months: Zenit qualified for the Champions League playoffs with an impressive result of 5 wins in 6 group matches. The only defeat came … Continue reading

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CSKA 2 – 2 Zenit

Russian League, Round 8 September 12, 2015 CSKA 2 – 2 Zenit Goals: Lombaerts 9 og, Doumbia 22 – Hulk 39 pen, Smolnikov 88 Missed Penalty: Dzagoev 71 (saved) Khimki, Arena Khimki Att: 15000 CSKA: Akinfeev – Fernandes, V.Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, … Continue reading

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Another Shock Defeat: Zenit 1 – 3 Krylya Sovetov

Russian League, Round 7 August 29, 2015 Zenit 1 – 3 Krylya Sovetov Goals: Taranov 49 og – Gabulov 17, Kornilenko 52, 56 Missed Penalty: Hulk 61 (saved) St.Petersburg, Petrovsky Stadium Att: 18000 Zenit: Lodygin – Smolnikov (75 Anyukov), Neto, … Continue reading

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Rubin 1 – 3 Zenit

Russian League, Round 6 August 24, 2015 Rubin 1 – 3 Zenit Goals: Bilyaletdinov 72 – Shatov 16, 84, Hulk 78 Kazan, Central Stadium Att: 11000 Rubin: Ryzhikov – Oleg Kuzmin, Kvirkvelia, Lemos (56 Dyadyun), Cotugno (56 Carlos Eduardo), Kambolov, … Continue reading

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