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Since Zenit's website updates their gallery weekly, I'll just post the pictures in this thread instead of in the other thread because it take a while for the pictures to load which can be annoying.

Here's the 1st gallery of the new thread:
Bayern vs. Zenit UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg​

A shot of the stunning 5-star rated Allianz Arena.

Dick Advocaat and his top assistant, fellow Dutchman Cor Pot.

Tymoschuk and Arshavin try to take the ball away from ze Roberto.

Two talented youngsters: Victor Fayzulin tries to shield off Marcell Jansen.

Zyrianov and the blonde-haired Bastian Schweinsteiger battle in midfield.

Great shot of the superb Tymoschuk sliding in to stop Miroslav Klose.

Another impressive player for Zenit in this match was Ivica Krizanac; here the Croatian muscles Schweinsteiger off the ball.

Roman Shirokov climbs Klose's back.

Andrei Arshavin had a few chances in the second half, but couldn't convert; here he splits through ze Roberto and Schweinsteiger.

Radek Sirl was typicall solid at left-back; unfortunately he was booked and will miss the return leg back home. :moan:

Pogrebnyak chats with the ref as Kahn receives medical attention.

Fernando Ricksen committed the foul that led to Bayern's goal; that booking will also force the Dutchman to miss the 2nd leg on Thursday.

The impressive Fayzulin streaks for goal as ze Roberto chases.

Anatoliy Tymoschuk doesn't seem convinced by the ref's explanation.

Goal!!!! Lucio's blunder gives Zenit the slight advantage as they head into the second leg.

Great shot of Tymoschuk preparing to deliver the kick as ze Roberto chases.

Bayern skipper Oliver Kahn was force off with an injury, but is confident that he will be fit for the return leg.

Neat shot of Malafeev doing his best to deny Klose.

With Arshavin suspended for the second leg, a lot of pressure will be on Igor Denisov to provide an offensive spark; here he attempts to split through Mark van Bommel and Christian Lell.

Philipp Lahm and van Bommel desperately chase after the elusive Arshavin.

#22 Michael Rensing is the successor to Kahn according to Bayern; unfortunately Zenit didn't test him enough on this day.

Tymoschuk outclasses Lucas Podolski as they go up for the header.

Mark van Bommel is an extremely experienced player who is a 4-time Eredivisie winner with PSV, a La Liga and CL winner with Barcelona in '06, a Bundesliga winner with Bayern this year, and he has also been capped 40 times for the Netherlands. On this day he did a nice job slowing Arshavin down, and the Russian forward committed a foul on the Dutchman that could prove extremely costly for Zenit.

Denisov worked very hard in Munich, and Dick Advocaat has began to rely on and trust in the young midfielder.

Argentinian defender Martin Demichelis got all he could ask for in this match from Arshavin and Zenit; Franck Ribery is the player in the background with his shirt off.

Let's all hope that Zenit is doing this after Thursday's match. :hopeful:
 

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Zenit vs. Bayern​
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg


From right to left: Kahn, van Bommel, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Toni, Klose, Ribery, Jansen, Demechelis, ze Roberto, Lucio.

I think those little Bayern kids could have played better than the big boys on this day. :howler:

From left to right, the Zenit players are: Tymoschuk, Malafeev, Pogrebnyak, Zyrianov, Fayzulin, Krizanac, Gorshkov, Anyukov, Denisov, Dominguez, Shirokov.

The two captains, Oliver Kahn of Bayern and Anatoliy Tymoschuk of Zenit meet.

Plenty of media was on hand for this huge match.

Zenit managed to shoot four goals past Oliver Kahn, and this match was a cruel end to the Bayern legend's European career.

He won't ever do this for Real Madrid or Barcelona, but Pavel Pogrebnyak has still had a pretty damn good UEFA Cup campaign. :thumbsup:

Goal!!!!!!! Pogrebnyak shocked Bayern with his set-piece blast.

What a happy day this must have been for Zenit President, Alexander Dyukov.

As always, the support at the Petrovsky was superb on Thursday.

The elusive Igor Denisov attempts to shield off Mark van Bommel.

Olexandr Gorshkov did a very admirable job at left-back in Radek Sirl's absence; here he battles with Miroslav Klose.

The Zenit captain was superb on this day.

So close, but no cigar. :moan: Anyukov combined with Dominguez on a beautiful 1-2, but the fullback couldn't finish.

Bayern probably would have been better off with this clown in net. :howler:

Phew. :relieved: Luca Toni's header slipped just over the bar.

Victor Fayzulin, who scored Zenit's third goal, battles with Marcell Jansen.

Tymoschuk and van Bommel in an odd-looking position.

Anyukov was a thorn in Bayern's side all night long, and his superb performance forced Hitzfield to take Jansen off at half-time.

Safety first. :thumbsup: Malafeev was confident in net, and his impressive performances must have Igor Akinfeev sweating a bit with Euro's just around the corner.

Martin Demechelis and Bayern couldn't stop Pogrebnyak on this day, and Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfield's disgusted glare says it all.

Konstantin Zyrianov scored a spectacular goal to put Zenit up by two; here Franck Ribery and Lucas Podolski watch the Zenit midfielder closely.

The smiles say it all: even Zenit must have been shocked at such a fantastic result.

Alexander Anyukov may have been Zenit's MOM. He certainly flustered Bayern's most dangerous player, Frenchman Franck Ribery.

A lot of pressure was on Alejandro Dominguez, and the Argentinian delivered a nice performance; here he fights off Ribery and Philip Lahm.

It's just a damn shame that this man will miss the final. :mad:

Smiles, and disbelief all around: [From left to right] Krizanac, Anyukov, Gorshkov, Ho, Shirokov, Zyrianov, Malafeev, Fayzulin.

Who would have ever thought these guys would make it to Manchester?

It's safe to say that Zenit would not be in the UEFA Cup final without the support of their fantastic fans; I think they certainly realize that.

I just love the excitement and elation on the face of Zyrianov in this photo. It's fantastic to see a guy who has been through so much tragedy have chance to smile. What a fantastic team player.

One last shot at this historic day for Zenit.
 

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Zenit vs. Rangers

UEFA Cup Final

Although outnumbered, the Zenit fans made their presence felt.

Nice shot at the City of Manchester Stadium.


I think this is always one of the coolest moments before any match.

Top [LtoR]: Anyukov, Krizanac, Tekke, Shirokov, Malafeev, Tymoschuk [c], Arshavin, Denisov, Zyrianov, Fayzulin, Sirl.

Many Zenit fans were surprised to see Fatih Tekke in the starting XI.

Rangers 5 man midfield made life difficult for Konstantin Zyrianov.

Tymoschuk with the long-range blast.

Roman Shirokov slows down Steven Whittaker.

The superb Radek Sirl goes up for the header.

Referee Peter Fröjdfeldt failed to blow his whistle on two very questionable calls.

Tekke and Andrei Arshavin were unable to connect on this day.

Aleksandr Anyukov will surely be Russia's #1 choice at right-back..

Hard to believe that Igor Denisov won't be going to Austria/Switzerland; here he splits between Barry Ferguson and Brahim Hemdani.

Zenit really didn't trouble Neil Alexander in the 1st half.

Denisov was unable to get by Carlos Cuéllar on this play.

Arshavin made life miserable for Steven Davis and Rangers in the 2nd half.

Zyrianov's sliding efford failed to trouble Alexander.

Victor Fayzulin did not have the same impact on this match as he did against Bayern.

Arshavin might be playing in this stadium again next year in an EPL uniform.

The active Denisov tries to slip by Kirk Broadfoot.

Radek Sirl was surely one of Zenit's best on this day.

The physical style of play that Whittaker and other Rangers defenders employed seemed to trouble Anyukov a bit.
 

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Part Two:

Goal!!!!!! A beautiful ball from Arshavin results in the lead for Zenit.

Hey Guus Hiddink: Torbinsky is better than this guy?

Ivica Križanac was not troubled by Jean-Claude Darcheville on this day.

Vyacheslav Malafeev stepped up big when Zenit needed him.

Nacho Novo apparently forgot what sport they were playing.

Anyukov attempts to slow down the Spanish forward, who came on as a 2nd-half sub.

Anatoliy Tymoschuk was his typically solid self on this day.

It must have been bittersweet for Dick Advocaat to win his first European title against his former club.


Good night, game over, drive home safely. Zyrianov's stoppage time goal sealed the deel for Zenit.

It has been a pretty nice 17 months at Zenit for Zyrianov.

Shirokov and Krizanac can now call themselves European Champs.

It was an improbable run to the Cup for this Russian club.

Nice to see old Olexandr Gorshkov with a smile.

A moment these men will never forget.
 

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It has been a pretty nice 17 months at Zenit for Zyrianov.


:howler: he had me cracking up! Put the ball in his shirt and I think he even ran over to the sideline with it tucked in like that. Me and my friend were dying laughing.

A moment these men will never forget.
ah kakaya krasata! Zeniiiit, vi Molotsiiiiiii :proud:
 

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Yeah, Zyrianov's celebration was priceless. The guy seems to have a great personality, and it's great to see him have success after all the personal problems that he went through after losing his wife and child.
 

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Yeah, Zyrianov's celebration was priceless. The guy seems to have a great personality, and it's great to see him have success after all the personal problems that he went through after losing his wife and child.
omg, I never knew about that :eek::eek::eek: I can't even begin to imagine the pain he's been through. I'm really happy that sport and this wonderful club could bring him some joy again...
 

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omg, I never knew about that :eek::eek::eek: I can't even begin to imagine the pain he's been through. I'm really happy that sport and this wonderful club could bring him some joy again...

Yeah, I just learned about that sometime around February. Apparently his wife jumped from their appartment building while holding their daughter. His daughter died that evening, and his wife died a month or so later to the best of my knowledge.

So when he put the ball in shirt after his goal, I immediately wondered if that was some kind of tribute to his daughter.
 

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Yeah, I just learned about that sometime around February. Apparently his wife jumped from their appartment building while holding their daughter. His daughter died that evening, and his wife died a month or so later to the best of my knowledge.

So when he put the ball in shirt after his goal, I immediately wondered if that was some kind of tribute to his daughter.
That is just wrong. Man... everytiime he smiles it's a relief
 

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P&G here's a few more pics I thought you might like to add to the collection


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Pavel Pogrebnyak earned his time with the Cup and then some



St. Petersburg crest flapping proudly
 

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Awesome stuff. Love the 1st one, and it's great to see Pogrebnyak get his hands on the Cup.

Thanks so much.
 
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