Oleg Shatov's second-half goal earned Zenit St Petersburg a 2-1 Champions League victory over Gent at the Petrovsky Stadium on Tuesday night to strengthen their position at the top of Group H.
Zenit began strongly in front of their home fans, but had to wait until the 35th minute to take the lead through Artem Dzyuba's close-range header.
Thomas Matton's fine 56th-minute volley drew Gent level before Shatov's cool finish 11 minutes later sealed all three points for the hosts.
Back-to-back wins from...
Lyon full-back Christophe Jallet said his side's below-par Champions League performance on Wednesday showed that they are not yet ready for top-level European competition.
Last season's Ligue 1 runners-up drew 1-1 at Belgian champions Gent, missing a late penalty that would have given them all the points.
Jallet, 31, was introduced for Rafael at half-time on Wednesday as the visitors sought to take...
Gent fought back to clinch a point in a heroic display after having two men sent off in their first ever Champions League group match which ended 1-1 against Lyon.
The Belgian champions, who had Brecht Dejaegere and Thomas Foket both sent off in their Group H opener, fell behind to Christophe Jallet's second-half header but hit back through Danijel Milicevic's super strike.
Gent goalkeeper Matz Sels saved the day for the home side in the 88th minute when he denied Alexandre Lacazette from the penalty...