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According to Stanislav Kritsyuk, Zenit players “tried and fought” in the match of the first round of the Champions League group stage against Chelsea

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Zenit played well on the defensive in the Champions League match against Chelsea, but the team has room to grow, says the goalkeeper of the St. Petersburg club Stanislav Kritsyuk.

“It was difficult to attack and defend. It didn’t work well to attack, too much space was given in the middle of the field. But we tried and fought, – said Kritsyuk on the air of Match TV. – I cannot judge whether this is Zenit’s best match in the Champions League lately or not. I can say that we acted well enough in defense, but there is something to work on. “

Zenit started in the Champions League with a defeat at Chelsea

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Also, the goalkeeper of the Russian club said that the team will draw conclusions after returning home and will try to improve the game.

Zenit London lost 0-1 to Chelsea on Wednesday in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League group stage. The only goal in the 69th minute was scored by Romelu Lukaku.

In the next match, Zenit will host Malmö on September 29, and Chelsea will play Juventus on the same day.

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