Oct 1, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Petrovsky Stadium
ZenitZenit St Petersburg
Austria ViennaAustria Vienna

Smolnikov (4'), Hubocan (71')
Witsel (44')

Royer (23'), Leovac (70'), Ramsebner (72'), Murg (88')

Result: Austria Vienna hold 10-man Zenit St Petersburg

Austria Vienna hold 10-man Zenit St Petersburg to a goalless draw in their Group G Champions League match.

Austria Vienna have earned their first ever Champions League point by holding 10-man Zenit St Petersburg at Petrovsky Stadium.

Zenit St Petersburg's Igor Smolnikov (L) vies with Austria Vienna's Daniel Royer (R) during their UEFA Champions League group G match on October 1, 2013© Getty Images

Zenit started the match on the front foot and were within inches of going ahead in the 12th minute when Hulk unleashed a shot from the edge of the area that Vienna goalkeeper Heinz Lindner tipped onto the post.

Minutes later and it was Lindner who came out on top against Hulk once more, beating away the Brazilian's close-range effort.

Soon after the half-hour mark, the hosts squandered another chance when Aleksandr Kerzhakov fired high and wide.

Vienna were given hope of snatching an unlikely win when Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel was sent off just before half time for a lunge on Florian Mader.

The second period was a bitty affair where Hulk again was the closest to breaking the deadlock, but his 73rd-minute free kick whizzed past the post.

A draw sees both sides pick up their first points of this season's competition.

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