Zenit`s Belgian central midfielder explained after the match in Porto that the aggregate result is practically decided, and spoke about his previous experience playing at Estádio do Dragão.
— It wasn`t an easy match. We played alright in the first half, and had some chances, but scored only once. The second half was entirely different. Paços started pressing us, and tied the score, but we scored another three in the end. I think it`s clear now that we`ll advance, since it will be impossible for them to beat us 5:0 at Petrovsky.
I think everything was decided when Shirokov scored his second goal, following the corner kick. Everything went better for us after that. But all of our goals were beautiful and important.
I played at Dragão once before with Benfica, but it`s hard to compare the two matches. The first time the atmosphere was just crazy. Today, well, you know Paços is a small club, so it wasn`t the same in the stands as it usually is at Dragão.