Match held at the stadium "Petrovsky" in St. Petersburg between St. Petersburg "Zenith" and German "Stuttgart" ended on a victory for the hosts with the score 2:1. Trust Attorney Dick opened the account at the second minute of the match: after the impact Semshova Lehmann otbil the ball in front of you, but first had to dobivanii Sabolch Hust, for which this goal was the first of the "Zenit" in the official meetings. At the 15th minute of the match the German players managed to equal the score thanks to the skill of Gomez, who broke into the penalty area "Zenit" and sent the ball into the goal Malafeeva. Nevertheless, this did not prevent the "Zenit" time to complete, while in the account.
Within a few seconds before the whistle for the referee break precise blow Anatoly Tymoshchuk again brought up the St. Petersburg team forward.
In the second half of the meeting points of both teams were to take the gate, but to use them, they have failed. A few minutes before the end of the meeting Malafeevu able to save his team from the true goal.
meantime, meeting 1 / 16 finals of UEFA Cup between the "Aston Villa" and Moscow "CSKA", held in Birmingham, ended in a draw - 1:1. Forward visitors Vagner Love in the 14th minute of the match, opened the account, but in the middle of the second half players "Aston Villa was able to equal the score. Answer the meeting on "Stuttgart" - "Zenit" and "CSKA" - "Aston Villa will be held on February 26.
In Stuttgart "Zenith" will once dispense with the main northern Ukrainian capital - Anatoly Tymoshchuk received a third yellow card in the European season.