Zenit go out of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw at home
Zenit are out on away goals after a 1-1 draw to RB Leipzig at Stadium St. Petersburg.
Soon after Zabolotny latched on to a long ball over the top and was brought down by Leipzig captain Orban, despite being the last man and the foul occurring on the edge of the box, the referee only showed a yellow card. Paredes' subsequent free-kick crashed against the woodwork and Zenit couldn't capitalise on the rebound. On the stroke of half-time though Sebastian Driussi met Mimmo Criscito's cross at the far post and made it 1-1 to the delight of the home fans and Zenit went into the break level.
In the second half Zenit threw everything they had at Leipzig and Zabolotny put the ball into the back of the net on 68 minutes but the linesman's flag was up for offside. The blue-white-sky blues managed to control most of the second half but couldn't find the breakthrough and when Mevlja fouled Werner in the box on 81 minutes the game looked over. However Lunev pulled off an excellent save to take the game down to the wire.
That elusive second goal never came and the match ended 1-1 and with it Zenit's European dream was over for another year.