Zenit St. Petersburg lost to Brugge of Belgium in the Champions League match and lost their chances of reaching the playoffs in European competition in the 2020/21 season.
The score was opened by the Belgian midfielder Charles de Ketelare in the 33rd minute. After 25 minutes, midfielder Hans Vanaken scored a goal against the Petersburgers from the penalty spot. Midfielder Ajax Amsterdam, who plays on loan for Club Brugge, Noah Lang scored in the 73rd minute of the match.
Petersburg players were able to break through Ethan Horvath’s defense. The meeting of the fifth round of Group F, held in Bruges, ended with a score of 3: 0 in favor of the hosts.
In a parallel meeting, Borussia Dortmund took over Lazio, the match ended in a draw with a score of 1: 1. Rafael Guerreiro scored for the Germans in the 44th minute, while Ciro Immobile scored a penalty in the 67th minute for the Italians.
Zenit scored one point after five matches and lost their chances of reaching the Europa League playoffs. The team will finish the Champions League group stage in last place in the group.
Borussia with 10 points advanced to the playoffs of the European Cup. Lazio, with nine points, is second, while Club Brugge with seven are third.
On December 8, Zenit will play at home with Borussia, Brugge will meet with Lazio on a visit.