– The match was even right up until we scored our first goal, – explained Spalletti. – And of course Bukharov`s goal changed something in the match: our opponent had to move forward, which, of course, immediately took them off balance. My players know how to take advantage of this very well. And the episode with the penalty kick was very important – that too could have changed the match. But in the second half my team showed that it was stronger than our opponent.
Luciano Spalletti: “Bukharov`s goal changed the match”
Zenit`s head coach didn`t receive any questions from journalists at the post-match press conference.