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Goal of the day: Aílton (Terek) vs Zenit

[Saturday, September 15, 2012 ]

A late solo goal from Brazilian striker Aílton guided Terek Grozny to a 2-0 away victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Friday.

Terek Grozny forward Aílton scores the opening goal against Zenit St Petersburg
Terek Grozny forward Aílton scores the opening goal against Zenit St Petersburg

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The match saw Zenit's new signings Hulk and Axel Witsel, bought for a reported total of €100 million, make their debuts, but they had little impact on the match.

And it was another Brazilian forward Aílton, who joined the Chechen side from APOEL Nicosia a week ago, who decided the game with five minutes remaining at Petrovsky Stadium.

The 28-year-old picked up the ball on the left flank and cut inside past Igor Denisov, went on to beat Bruno Alves and Nicolas Lombaerts before firing a low shot past Vyacheslav Malafeev.

Igor Lebedenko then added a second four minutes into injury time to send the Chechen side top of the Russian Premier League.



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