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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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Zenit News: June/July 2014

The biggest transfer news so far: Zenit signed central defender Ezequiel Garay from Benfica. A logical move by the club management, since the central defenders were the weakest link at Zenit last season. The 27-year old Argentinian has just played … Continue reading

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Zenit Announced Andre Villas-Boas As New Coach

On Thursday March 20, the Zenit FC introduced the new head coach, Andre Villas-Boas. The Portuguese signed a contract which will keep him at the St.Petersburg club until the end of 2015/16 season. Villas-Boas previously worked at Tottenham, Chelsea, and … Continue reading

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Spalletti Fired, Semak Interim Zenit Coach

The news broke Monday night that the Italian coach Luciano Spalletti was no longer at the helm of Zenit, after having been fired by the club. Spalletti started working at Zenit in December 2009. He won two consequtive league titles … Continue reading

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Zenit News: February 2014

Early in the month, Zenit played two more matches at the friendly United Super Cup in Israel: Feb 2, 2014 Zenit 2 – 0 CSKA Goals: Hulk 17, Shatov 89 Zenit starting lineup: Arshavin – Kerzhakov – Hulk Shatov Ryazantsev … Continue reading

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Zenit News January 2014

Zenit players came back from vacation and went to their first training camp in Qatar in mid-January. Zenit played four friendlies in Qatar: Jan 17: Zenit 4 – 1 Qatar Armed Forces Shatov, Bukharov, Anyukov (penalty), and Hulk scored for … Continue reading

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Zenit To Face Liverpool In Europa League

Zenit were drawn against Liverpool in the first round of Europa League playoffs. The first leg will be played in St.Petersburg on February 14. The winner in this pair will face the winner of Basel – Dnipro clash in the … Continue reading

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Zenit Handed Technical Defeat

On Thursday, the Russian League’s disciplinary committee handed Zenit the 0-3 technical defeat in the away game against Dynamo Moscow last Saturday, which was abandoned after the Dynamo goalkeeper Anton Shunin had been injured by a firecracker thrown at him … Continue reading

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Denisov Refused To Play Asking For More Money

Defensive midfielder Igor Denisov did not feature for Zenit on Saturday at Krylya Sovetov because he refused to play. Denisov claimed he would not play until the club honoured his increased wage demands. Under his current contract he is reportedly … Continue reading

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Hulk And Witsel Sign For Zenit: News Roundup

Sep 3, 2012: September 3 was the last day of the transfer window (the last day Zenit could list players for the Champions League, actually). The club finally signed Brazilian international Hulk from Porto for something in the range of … Continue reading

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