CSKA Moscow and St. Petersburg "Zenith", who had gained on Thursday evening, a convincing victory in the return match 1 / 16 UEFA Cup, got to the next round of the tournament. CSKA Moscow in an excellent style of "punish" the British for arrogance. Manual "Aston Villa", leaving eight players at home base, has made a bid for English Premier league. In the absence of Emile Heski, Gabriel Agbonlahora, James Milner, Gareth Barry, Stiliyana Petrov, Ashley Young, Carlos Kuellara and Brad Friedel "Aston Villa looked fragile, easily potoplyaemoy team. If the account in the first half and was not open, it is only because the army, only part of the season, did not bring to a logical conclusion of their sharp combinations. During the second half the army intensified. Vasily Berezutski twice tried to hammer head, Alan Dzagoev dangerously executed free kick, and showed themselves Wagner Love. The only possibility for the gates of "Aston Villa", was shot Delfonzo at the end of the first half of the meeting, but well played Igor Akinfeev. The ball into the net to feed Alan Dzagoeva biting blow sent Yuri Zhirkov.
At the end of the game a chance is not missed the best scorer of the team and the current UEFA Cup Vagner Love - 2:0.
"Aston Villa completed their campaign in the UEFA Cup.
In contrast to "Aston Villa" rival "Zenit" - German "Stuttgart" - did not stand in the game reserves. After losing the first match on a visit with the score 1:2, the Germans were determined to take revenge at home. Moreover, in the "Zenit" missing a key player mid-field - Anatoly Tymoshchuk. The hosts from the first minute they went forward, but the St. Petersburg soccer team to defend well and regularly carry out sharp counterattack. Lost in crossing the "Arsenal" by Andrei Arshavin, "Zenit" found him a full replacement in the person of Igor Semshova. He opened an account in the match with Danny filing. And while "Stuttgart" played soon, to reverse the course of the meeting, he no longer could.
Under the roar of two thousand fans, led by boxer Nikolai Valuev, winning the ball into the net sent Victor Fayzulin.
he could bring the account up to 3:1, but in added time, hit the bar.
Now in 1 / 8 finals of the UEFA Cup CSKA meet with Ukraine Shakhtar "and" Zenith "- Italian" Udinese. If the Russian clubs will leave behind and those rivals, the home of football lovers in the pore will be dreaming about the Russian finals Eurocups.