League of champions: “ Zenith “ - the favourite in game with “ Milan “Anton Mozgovoj
“ the Victory is very necessary to us for a raising of moral spirit “ - so before an accounting match the instructor " spoke; Zenith “ Luchano Spalletti. “ On Wednesday we should spend very important duel “ - the meeting from the trainer " has received such characteristic; Milan “ Massimiliano Allegri. And in these words there are no exaggerations.
“ zenith “ and “ Milan “ unsuccessfully started in League of champions, without having achieved victories. Italians have not managed to crack defence modest “ Anderlehta “ and Russians and at all were mercilessly bits in Malaga. Troubles of the operating champion of Russia have proceeded and in the internal championship. As a result after 1/ 3 tournament distances pitertsy have located in the standings middle, lagging behind the leader on 5 points.
it is unconditional, one of the main reasons mini - crisis “ Zenith “ the bad psychological condition of football players is. That fact that in a command there are similar problems, has confirmed also Luchano Spalletti. Therefore during time a press - conferences before a match he has declared the following: “ After defeat from “ Malaga “ we have appeared in very unpleasant situation. It is necessary for us to win to return itself confidence of own forces. “ Milan “ there are in a similar situation, as well as we. Therefore for both commands the future match has the major value. The victory for a fighting spirit raising " is necessary to both commands;.
In “ Zenith “ there is no crisis
“ the Forthcoming duel will be very important as in it there are two favourites of our group. And it is unimportant that in starting matches they have not shown the potential. I looked many games “ Zenith “. And I do not consider that this command is in crisis. Spalletti - the excellent and clever trainer. Its problem - to force players to forget about problems. The Russian football continues to grow. We see that many known players go to the Russian clubs. Perhaps my players do not have such mutual understanding, as at football players “ Zenith “ but we are in the good form. We possess good technics, and in last matches we looked not bad. On Wednesday we are going to play even better “ - has assured Massimiliano Allegri.
it is By the way, valid “ Milan “ and “ Zenith “ experience similar difficulties. Actually, “ it is red - black “ the same as and “ sine - it is white - blue “ not very well started in national championship. So, after 6 rounds “ Milan “ occupies only 11 - e a place, having typed only 7 points. Thus “ rossoneri “ lost is more often, than won. Probably, unimportant form of the Italian football players the forecast of the bookmakers who have named " speaks; Zenith “ the favourite of this meeting. The factor on a victory of Petersburgers makes nearby 2. 20, and on a victory “ Milan “ - 3. 55!
Bookmakers - and these children seldom are mistaken - consider “ Zenith “ the favourite of a match on “ Petrovsky “. However, “ Spartak “ they too considered as the favourite - rates on its victory were accepted with factor 1,60.
On two fronts
it is quite possible that Massimiliano Allegri should make an uneasy choice. The matter is that on Sunday its wards should lead a basic match with “ Interom “ in A.Uchityvaja`s Series that in the championship of business at “ Milan “ are not got on, Allegri can resort to structure rotation. Certainly, even defeat from “ Zenith “ will not be accident for “ rossoneri “. Games with " become defining; Malaga “ and, of course, a house match with “ Zenith “.
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In this situation it is the extremely important to Russian champion to achieve the necessary result. In - the first, in following round of the championship of Russia “ to Zenith “ it is necessary not the heaviest duel. On Sunday wards of Spalletti will play with “ Krasnodar “ which in a current season cannot brag of excessive fighting spirit. Then “ Zenith “ will spend two matches with “ Anderlehtom “ in which the Russian club can actually guarantee to itself an exit in the following round of League of champions. But, naturally, at first it is necessary to win “ Milan “.
Statistics on the party “ Milan “
the Russian and Italian clubs repeatedly met in Euro cups. As a rule, oppositions of representatives of two countries came to an end with victories of Italians. In total “ Milan “ has spent 6 duels with clubs from Russia, truth “ Zenith “ among them was not. Thus “ rossoneri “ have conceded only once. There was it in far 1975, when in an UEFA Cup Moscow “ Spartak “ has beaten “ Milan “ in the first match dvuhraundovogo oppositions. Nevertheless, in a reciprocal meeting Italians have achieved necessary result. If to speak about times of Russia as the independent state, “ Milan “ stayed with us once. In 2003 “ rossoneri “ have got into one group of League of champions with “ the Locomotive “. “ Railwaymen “ have conceded in both matches with the identical account 0:1.
“ Zenith “ also 6 times met commands from Italy. In an UEFA Cup/ to League of Europe these meetings have not brought positive emotions to fans and football players peterburzhskogo club. In 1999 “ Zenith “ on “ Petrovsky “ Has conceded “ to Bologna “ with the account 0:3, having transformed a reciprocal meeting into formality. Later 10 years in plej - off Leagues of Europe “ Zenith “ struggled for an exit in the following round with “ Udineze “. In the first match Petersburgers have lost with the account 2:0 on a visit. In a reciprocal duel “ to Zenith “ has not sufficed most malosti to translate game in an extra time (1:0).
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In 2008 “ Zenith “ it has appeared in one group with “ Juventus “ in League of champions. A debut “ Zenith “ in League of champions was marked by worthy defeat in Turin with the account 1:0. Then in Russia contenders of the winner have not revealed - 0:0.
the Curious facts:
- In Euro cups on “ Petrovsky “ “ Zenith “ does not lose in the last 16 matches. Last defeat of the champion of Russia was necessary on a duel with “ Real “ (1:2), taken place 30 - go September, 2008.
- “ Milan “ almost 2 years cannot already win a victory in Euro cups on a visit. So, last success “ rossoneri “ on international scene out of limits of Italy it is necessary for November, 2010 when has been beaten “ Oser “ (2:0).
- Luchano Spalletti and Massimiliano Allegri are not only compatriots, but they also both were born in Tuscany.
quotations of bookmakers (BK “ the Marathon “) :
“ Zenith “ - “ Milan “ 2. 2 - 3. 45 - 3. 55
Last matches of commands:
“ Zenith “ - “ the Locomotive “ 1:1 (Krishito) “ Baltic “ - “ Zenith “ 1:2 (Halk, Bruno Alvesh) “ Krylja Sovetov “ - “ Zenith “ 2:2 (Halk, Shirokov) “ Malaga “ - “ Zenith “ 3:0 “ Zenith “ - “ Terek “ 0:2
“ Parma “ - “ Milan “ 1:1 (the Ale - Sharaavi) “ Milan “ - “ Cagliari “ 2:0 (the Ale - Sharaavi - 2) “ Udineze “ - “ Milan “ 2:1 (the Ale - Sharaavi) “ Milan “ - “ Anderleht “ 0:0 “ Milan “ - “ Atlanta “ 0:1
the Match “ Zenith “ - “ Milan “ will begin at 20:00 Moscow time. “ - sports “ will spend text online - translation of this meeting.