In the home match 1/8 finals of the Champions League Zenit needed to win, because the first match to the champion of Russia has conceded with the minimum account 0:1.
The first half was for the Portuguese club, but in the second "Zenith" has added, and after replacement with Shatov Smolnikova in the middle of the second half opened the scoring. This is a rookie Petrograd Yuri Zhirkov pulled the ball on the edge, lifted it into the box, and there the shell was waiting for the Hulk— 1:0.
When it went to extra time, scored unexpected guests.
Salvio struck from outside the penalty area into the "nine", Lodygin pulled the ball, but it hit the crossbar, and the finishing first was Nicolas Gaitan.
The players of "Zenit" had no choice but to go forward and try to score in the remaining time before the final whistle the two goals. Failed none, but the second from Benfica received (scored Anderson Talisca).
Thus, the "Zenith" for the third time in its history played in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League and once again failed to pass the quarterfinals, which could be the Russian club's new achievement.
The Champions League 2015/16. 1/8 finals (second leg):
Russia Zenit — Benfica Portugal 1:2 (0:0)
Goals: Hulk (69) — Gaitán (85), Talisca (90 6)
Zenit: Lodygin, Goalkeeper, Neto, Anyukov (Smolnikov, 58), Zhirkov, Danny, Witsel, Mauricio (Yusupov, 82), Dzyuba, Kokorin (Shatov, 58), The Hulk.
Benfica: Ederson, Eliseo Nelson Semedo, LindelEf, Face, Samaris, Gaitan, Pizzi (Salvio, 73), Sanches, Jonas (Talisca, 90), Mitroglou (Jimenez, 67).
Warning: Mitroglou (36), Pizzi (49), The Hulk (90).
The first match— 0:1.