Tuesday, March 11, 2008

3/12/2008 UEFA Cup Live Radio - Zenit St Petersburg vs Marseille

With a thrilling 3-1 home win and advantage to carry into the second leg of this tie, Marseille will be confident of handling this tricky away tie in deep cold Russia against a Zenit St Petersburg side still to start its season in its league at home in this featured live radio commentary UEFA Cup tie. Ex-Liverpool player Djibril Cisse was highly instrumental in the first leg, inspiring his team as the captain of the night and also by scoring two crucial goals which put Marseille firmly in command and in high spirits for the return leg. On the night, Marseille also dominated the game with Zenit still not in full motion in the midst of their pre-season preparations. The French side had an overwhelming 18 shots on goal as compared to Zenit's measly five shots, and if not for a combination of the goalkeeper and wasteful finishing, would have been in a better position for the second leg.

Zenit does however carry a crucial away goal into this live radio commentary second leg UEFA Cup tie against Marseille and the home advantage might weigh in their favour, as well as the cold conditions that away teams have to deal with when playing in Russia at this time of the year. French sides are not known for coping well with such weather conditions so it remains to be seen if Marseille would be able to sustain its momentum for this game. Zenit will attempt to put Marseille under early pressure and if they are able to secure an early goal, it might push the game open, considering that two goal leads in cup ties are not the most guaranteed of margins. Marseille will need all the experience and cunning of its seasoned professionals to carry the club through and avoid an upset from the Russians to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup.

Enjoy these live TV highlights of the match between Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg.

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