Zenit St Petersburg
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Sevilla progressed to the semifinals of the Europa League after Kevin Gameiro's goal five minutes from time settled a thrilling tie with Zenit St Petersburg.
Ahead 2-1 after the first leg, the two sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Petrovsky Stadium as the holders kept alive their hopes of retaining the trophy.
They looked set for victory when Carlos Bacca smashed home his 22nd goal of the season from the penalty spot after six minutes.
However Jose Rondon pulled Zenit level on the night and the...
MOSCOW -- A former Zenit St. Petersburg youth player says the Russian soccer club froze him out because he is black.
St. Petersburg-born defender Brian Idowu, who is of Russian and Nigerian heritage, spent several years in Zenit's academy but alleges he was told that he would never play for the first team because of the color of his skin.
"Things never got further than training sessions with the youth team. Then it was hinted to me that with my skin color the path to the main team was unfeasible,"...