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December 11, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Ernst-Happel-Stadion — Wien
Referee:‬ A. Stavrev‎
Attendance:‬ 37500‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Austria Vienna 4-1 Zenit

The visitors set a record-low points haul to reach the last 16 after they were obliterated by the rampant Austrians who ended their nation's 12-year wait for a Champions League win

By Livio Caferoglu

  • Heinz Lindner
    2
    0
    4.00

    Heinz Lindner

    Made a number of vital saves in the first half to platform his side's stunning second-half showing.

  • Kaja Rogulj
    1
    0
    3.50

    Kaja Rogulj

    Was colossal in the heart of defence as his positional aptitude more than made up for his partner's alarming lack of pace.

  • Manuel Ortlechner
    1
    1
    2.00

    Manuel Ortlechner

    Was found wanting on several occasions as he struggled to deal with the dynamism of Zenit's forwards early on - namely Hulk. However, his sluggishness soon became redundant as his side emerged as clear victors.

  • Markus Suttner
    1
    0
    3.50

    Markus Suttner

    Forced Ansaldi into submission more often than not with his strong running down the left wing. Relentlessly latched onto a diagonal ball and send in the cross for Austria Vienna's second goal.

  • Florian Mader
    1
    0
    3.00

    Florian Mader

    The right-back gave Criscito a hard time for much of the night, although he worked less hard than Suttner on the whole. Nonetheless, Faizulin failed to take advantage so he could afford to abandon his defensive responsibilities.

  • Thomas Murg
    1
    0
    2.50

    Thomas Murg

    Showed a neat range of passing and kept the ball moving around, but his set-piece delivery let him down badly and ultimately lacked influence. Replaced by Royer.

  • James Holland
    3
    0
    2.50

    James Holland

    Lost possession in midfield and relied on his fellow midfielders to patch up for his inefficiencies. Nonetheless, he maintained his work-rate throughout the evening to see out the match.

  • Emir Dilaver
    3
    0
    3.00

    Emir Dilaver

    Worked incredibly hard all night to neutralise the impact of Zenit's skilful midfield and attack. Collected a yellow card as an act of sacrifice for his team.

  • Tomáš- Jun
    2
    0
    3.50

    Tomáš- Jun

    Instrumental during his time on the pitch, the Czech campaigner was always positive in his passing and tried to make space for his team-mates. Scored a deserved third for his side.

  • Philipp Hosiner
    6
    0
    4.50

    Philipp Hosiner Top of the Match

    A true No.9's performance from the targetman who exhibited clinical finishing to net twice and should've added to his tally. A constant bully in the final third and was menacing throughout.

  • Marko Stankovic
    1
    0
    2.00

    Marko Stankovic

    Ineffective showing from the Serbian forward who showed himself to be out of his depth at his level, but his endeavour could not be faulted. Replaced by Simkovic.

Substitutions

  • Tomas Simkovic
    1
    0

    Tomas Simkovic

    Late cameo from the youngster.

  • Daniel Royer
    1
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Royer

    Injected steel into his team's midfield in the place of the more attack-minded Murg. Clever substitution.

  • Roman Kienast
    2
    0

    Roman Kienast

    Came off the bench to wrap up a convincing win for Austria Vienna.

  • Yuri Lodigin
    0
    3
    1.50

    Yuri Lodigin

    A steady first half was compounded by a dreadful second in which Austria Vienna's second and third goals were arguably his doing due to lax clearances.

  • Cristian Ansaldi
    1
    3
    2.00

    Cristian Ansaldi

    Showed flashes of attacking prowwess in the opposing half but showed virtually no interest in defending for his team.

  • Domenico Criscito
    1
    3
    2.00

    Domenico Criscito

    Much like his fellow full-back, the Italian probed in the Vienna half at times, including a couple of snapshots to show for his efforts, but overall looked shaky against Suttner and, to an extent, Stankovic.

  • Nicolas Lombaerts
    2
    3
    2.50

    Nicolas Lombaerts

    Did not deserve to be on the receiving end of a hiding as he looked assured at the back and had to mop up for his partner on numerous occasions.

  • Tomás Hubocan
    0
    4
    1.00

    Tomás Hubocan Flop of the Match

    A horror show from the centre-back, who probably couldn't have had a worse match even if he tried. Hopelessly out of sync and did not bother to put a foot or head in for at least two of Austria Vienna's goals.

  • Roman Shirokov
    0
    2
    1.50

    Roman Shirokov

    Positioned in the hole behind Kerzhakov, yet failed to provide any service of note. Easily marked out of the game by Austria Vienna's solid backline.

  • Konstantin Zyryanov
    0
    3
    2.50

    Konstantin Zyryanov

    Arguably his side's best player on the night, the veteran midfielder never gave up and attempted to drive his team from deep. Sadly, none of his team-mates were on the same wavelength.

  • Viktor Faizulin
    1
    2
    2.00

    Viktor Faizulin

    After an exciting start to the match, his impact soon fizzled out and lost the heart to recover. Replaced by Smolnikov who was far more lively.

  • Axel Witsel
    2
    4
    1.50

    Axel Witsel

    After going missing for the first hour's worth of action, he began to see more of the ball in the latter stages but it was a case of far too little too late.

  • Aleksandr Kerzhakov
    0
    2
    2.50

    Aleksandr Kerzhakov

    The floodgates seemed to have opened after he broke the deadlock with a fine solo goal but did not get much more service after that, although he skied a glorious chance.

  • Hulk
    2
    4
    2.00

    Hulk

    Always looked dangerous with the ball at feet and keen to take on his marker, yet his end product was horribly absent bar a couple of saves from Lindner. A booking for dissent and a shot into the orbit was the best he could muster after the break.

Substitutions

  • Igor Smolnikov
    0
    2
    2.50

    Igor Smolnikov

    Did lots of running during his short cameo, as he tried his best to carve out an opening.

  • Andrey Arshavin
    2
    1

    Andrey Arshavin

    Bar a pass to Hulk, the former Arsenal man did not add anything to Zenit's attack following his introduction.

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