Andre Villas-Boas will leave his role as coach of Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the season, the Portuguese said on Thursday.
The whole transfer frenzy of the last two and a half months boils down to one day, the transfer deadline day. All the teams try to get last minute deals over the line before the transfer window ends.
Andre Villas-Boas's Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face their first serious test this season as they look to defend their perfect record against FC Krasnodar on Saturday.
Brazil and Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has been dropped from Saturday's star-studded lineup for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw just 24 hours before the draw takes place, FIFA confirmed on Friday.
Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg have enjoyed a perfect start to the season but coach Andre Villas-Boas claims his players have yet to hit their stride.
Brazilian striker Hulk has blasted Russia, citing he encounters racism in "almost every game", while the Brazilian fears that it might affect the image of the country, which will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg battled back from a goal down to beat 10-man Dynamo Moscow 2-1 and make a winning start in the new Russian Premier League campaign on Sunday.
. Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg beat cup holders Lokomotiv Moscow 4-2 on penalties after their tense Super Cup final ended 1-1 after extra time on Sunday. “We had a very short pre-season training session to give our international players more time for rest,” Zenit manager Andre Villas-Boas said. “That’s why we failed to show our best today making too many mistakes. “But I think we were the better side today especially in the second half.” Senegalese striker Baye Oumar Niasse put Lokomotiv 1-0 up in the 28th minute when he beat Zenit ‘keeper Yury Lodygin with a low shot from just outside the area. But in the 83rd minute Zenit were level when Axel Witsel knocked on a free kick by Hulk to right back Igor Smolnikov who scored with a close-range header. Extra time failed to produce a winner and in the penalty shoot-out, Zenit took the early advantage as Hulk scored the initial shot while Lokomotiv […]
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