yardımcı hakemler: mike pickel (ger), norbert grudzinski (ger)
4. hakem: peter gagelmann (ger)
zenit: vyacheslav malafeev(gk), kim dong-jin, aleksandr anyukov, ivica križanac, roman shirokov, radek šírl, anatoliy tymoshchuk(c), konstantin zyryanov, viktor fayzulin, andrey arshavin, pavel pogrebnyak
yedekler: kamil Čontofalský (gk), ivan lapin, vladislav radimov, lee ho, igor denisov, aleksei ionov, olexandr gorshkov
teknik direktör: dick advocaat (ned)
villarreal: diego lópez (gk), gonzalo rodríguez, josemi, diego godín, joan capdevila, josico (c), bruno soriano (dk. 82 pascal cygan), santi cazorla (dk. 75 jon dahl tomasson), cani, guillermo franco, nihat kahveci (dk. 66 giuseppe rossi)
yedekler: sebastián viera (gk), javi venta, ángel lópez, robert pirès
teknik direktör: manuel pellegrini (chi)
goller: (1-0) dk. 63 pavel pogrebnyak
sarı kartlar: dk. 35 aleksandr anyukov, dk. 73 pavel pogrebnyak, dk. 78 kim dong-jin (zenit) dk. 36 cani, dk. 82 joan capdevila (villarreal)
pogrebnyak pounces for vibrant zenit published: wednesday 13 february 2008, 22.45cet fc zenit st. petersburg 1-0 villarreal cf the russian champions will take a narrow advantage to spain next thursday after pavel pogrebnyak's goal.
fc zenit st. petersburg hold a narrow advantage following their 1-0 home win against villarreal cf in their uefa cup round of 32 first leg.
goalkeeping error pavel pogrebnyak struck the only goal of the game in the 63rd minute following an error of judgement by away goalkeeper diego lópez, who had been in fine fettle until then. the russian champions had further chances to take a more convincing lead to spain but were forced to settle for a one-goal margin.
early efforts villarreal started brightly and the first decent effort of the match came from nihat kahveci, whose 25-metre free-kick was well saved by vyacheslav malafeev. dick advocaat's men responded with a long-range set-piece of their own, anatoliy tymoschuk firing in a shot that was saved by lópez. nihat then had a great chance to give the spanish visitors a 20th-minute lead when he broke beyond the zenit defence, but the turkish international had his attempted chip blocked by malafeev. however, lópez was the busier goalkeeper after that and was forced to save twice from pogrebnyak and once from victor fayzulin.
pogrebnyak winner lópez picked up where he left off at the start of the second half, denying kim dong-jin after the korea republic defender had raced behind the visiting back line. however, the villarreal goalkeeper was at fault just after hour mark as the home side scored the game's only goal through pogrebnyak. despite looking favourite to clear andrei arshavin's first-time through-ball after coming out feet first, he missed his kick allowing the zenit striker the easiest of tap-ins. the goalscorer had a chance to double the lead seven minutes later, but the villarreal defence managed to block to leave the tie in the balance ahead of the second leg on 21 february.