The ex-goalkeeper of Zenit does not consider the result of the last game of St. Petersburg in the Champions League a worthy result, but noted the confident play of the club goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk
Former goalkeeper of Zenit and the Russian national team Vyacheslav Malafeev in an interview with RBC. Sport called the team’s game in the match against Chelsea decent, noting the good play in defense and in the middle line.
“You cannot call defeat a worthy result. When it comes to play, it certainly leaves more positive thoughts and emotions. Zenit played compactly, destroying the middle line and dense defense. Periodic counterattacks by Zenit inspired hope for a possible goal, but somewhere they were unlucky, somewhere they were covered by the Chelsea defenders. In any case, Zenit’s game looked decent, ”said the former Zenit goalkeeper.
Zenit started in the Champions League with a defeat at Chelsea
Malafeev also noted Stanislav Kritsyuk’s confident play at the Zenit goal. “Kritsyuk is confidently playing the second game for our club. He can be commended for his quick adaptation and good and confident play. The defensive actions in combination with the goalkeeper’s line look holistic, “RBC’s interlocutor summed up.
Zenit’s footballers lost 0-1 to Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League group stage. The meeting took place in London at Stamford Bridge stadium. In the next match, Zenit will host Malmö on September 29, and Chelsea will play Juventus on the same day.
Chelsea are the reigning Champions League winners. In the final, the team defeated Manchester City 1: 0. Zenit is playing for the third consecutive season in the main European club competition, the club has never made the playoffs during this period.