UEFA Champions League: Zenit St. Petersburg defeats Benfica
Russia’s Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Portugal’s Benfica 3:1 at home in its second game of the Champions League group stage yesterday night.
Artyom Dzyuba and Sardar Azmoun scored for Zenit (22’ and 78’, respectively). Some 70 minutes into the game, Ruben Dias of Benfica scored an own goal. Raul de Tomas netted the ball for Benfica (85’).
Zenit and Lyon share the top position in Group G with four points each. Leipzig has three points. Benfica is fourth and has so far failed to get any tournament points.
During the next matchday, the club from St. Petersburg will face Leipzig, while Benfica will take on Lyon on October 23.