Zenit lost to Fenerbahce in the first match Rakitskiy

In the first match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League Fenerbahce beat Russian Zenit.

Russian Zenit minimally lost Turkish Fenerbahce in the first match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League.

Fenerbahçe outplayed the Russian club in the first half we had enough chances, but scored only once. On the 21st minute after a corner the ball bounced to Slimani, who shot into the net from close range.

Zenith in the first half, there was not a single meaningful attack, but at the same time, the Russians were able to score after Topal in the penalty area hit the foot of Driussi, but Mack failed to realize a penalty.

In the second half, Fenerbahce was less forward, and Zenit was better in the attack, but the score has not changed.

It is worth noting that in this match for Zenit debuted Ukrainian Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Already on 5-th minute Yaroslav was awarded the yellow card, but later played reliably in defence, several times interrupting a dangerous lumbago. Often it is through Rakitskiy Zenit came out in attack. Was Yaroslav the moment in front of goal when he bounced the ball at the corner, but Rakitskiy struck by the gate.

Minimum victory makes Fenerbahce a small favorite here, but given the advantage in the first half, the Turkish team could win more confident and in 9 days, on 21 February in Saint-Petersburg can be punished for extravagance.

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