The head coach of the Russian football club “Zenit” Sergei Semak commented on the game team in the first match of 1/8 finals of the Europa League with the Spanish “Villarreal”, in which his team was defeated with the score 1:3.

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“The opponents controlled the ball, we tried to force things to attack. Made a lot of losses, so more on the ball than was able to create something in the end of the match near the opponent’s goal. Unfortunately, lost. Tried, but was not strong enough and the result we need. Now we need to recover. Two days later, the game of the championship of Russia, and then we’ll prepare for the return match”, — quotes the expert an official site of the band from St. Petersburg.

According to the Semak, in the course of the meeting affected by the goal conceded by the players of “Zenit” after a throw in from the sideline and bad bounce of the ball.

“The first half was more or less equal fight. We had moments, was the opponent. I think the result of the first half the score 1:1 — objective. In the second half of the match played any worse,” he added.

Earlier it was reported that “Zenith” has conceded “Villarreal” in the home match 1/8 finals of the Europa League.