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Played
November 26, 2013 12:00 PM EST
Stadion Petrovskij — Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 17885‎
 
74′ (OG) Toby Alderweireld
Adrián 53′
Top of the Match
Koke
Koke
Atletico Madrid
Raúl García
Raúl García
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois
Atletico Madrid
Hulk
Hulk
Zenit

Zenit 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Courtois howler gifts Russians a point

The Belgian goalkeeper made a mess of a deflected cross with just over 10 minutes remaining, which ends Atleti's 100 percent record in the Champions League this season.

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An error from Thibaut Courtois saw Atletico Madrid gift Zenit St Petersburg a point as the club drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid.

The goalkeeper misjudged a deflected cross from Igor Smolnikov in the 74th minute and let the looping ball drop into the net, with that strike cancelling out Adrian Lopez's 54th minute goal for the visiting side.

Hulk and Aleksandr Kerzhakov both wasted chances for the home team, which struggled to carve out clear-cut chances despite having plenty of possession.

The visiting team – which had already qualified for the knockout stages prior to kickoff – was not at its fluent best but remains unbeaten in Group G with one game remaining.

Zenit's fate will be decided in the final round of fixtures when it travels to Austria Vienna.

Atletico made four changes, as Diego Simeone opted to rest Diego Costa, Arda Turan, Tiago and David Villa.

Zenit fielded its strongest possible side, including Hulk and Axel Witsel, although Danny and Cristian Ansaldi missed out through injury.

Hulk and Kerzhakov provided the biggest threat as the home side started at a high tempo and the Brazilian forced the first save of the match in the 14th minute.

He unleashed a powerful strike from long range after receiving the ball midway inside the Atletico half, but Courtois punched the effort to safety.

Los Rojiblancos only managed to test Yuri Lodygin in the final seconds of the half, the goalkeeper comfortably dealing with Koke's volley from the edge of the penalty area.

Chances continued to be at a premium after the break, but the lively Hulk was again denied by Courtois after a neat layoff from Roman Shirokov.

Kerzhakov was also guilty of missing a good opening and his lack of quality in front of goal was punished as Atletico took the lead from its best chance of the game.

Having been released on the left by Raul Garcia, Adrian cut inside his marker and fired through the legs of Lodygin for his first goal in the competition.

Shatov wasted a great chance just after the hour mark but his blushes were spared when Zenit equalized somewhat fortuitously.

Smolnikov's cross from the right flicked off the head of Toby Alderweireld and looped over Courtois, who misjudged the flight of the ball.

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Zenit

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Yuri Lodigin
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
3.00
6
3.00
14
Tomás Hubocan
Defender
2.50
19
Igor Smolnikov
Midfielder
3.50
-
Roman Shirokov
Midfielder
64′
2.50
-
Oleg Shatov
Midfielder
2.50
20
2.50
28
Axel Witsel
Midfielder
3.00
11
2.50
29
Hulk
Striker
3.50

Atletico Madrid

2.00
13
3.50
12
3.00
20
Juanfran
Defender
30′
3.50
22
3.00
23
Miranda
Defender
3.50
6
Koke
Midfielder
3.50
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
53′ 84′
3.00
11
3.00
14
Gabi
Midfielder
3.50
19
Guilavogui
Midfielder
3.50
7
Adrián
Striker
53′

Substitutes

71
Egor Baburin
Goalkeeper
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Neto
Defender
 - 
18
 - 
10
2.50
-
3.00
44
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Substitutes

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1
Dani Aranzubia
Goalkeeper
 - 
18
J. Giménez
Defender
 - 
17
 - 
-
3.00
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
80′
 - 
6
 - 
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

3.00
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Striker
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6 2