- Fenerbache vs Zenit ended in a 1-0 win to the Turkish Super Lig side
- Islam Slimani scored the only goal of the match in the 21st minute
- Victor Moses posted a man-of-the-match performance against the Russians
Fenerbache vs Zenith ended in a 1-0 victory for the Turkish club over the visiting Russian side in the first leg round of 32 Europa League match.
Algerian striker Islam Slimani scored the only goal of the match in the 21st minute with a right-footed shot from outside of the 18-yard box.
The goal was provided by Chelsea loanee Victor Moses who has been lively all through the first half before Fenerbache went ahead.
The former Nigerian international was tormentor-in-chief against the Russian side as he made several attempts on goal and also won free kicks in key areas in the opponents' half.
In the 43rd minute Zenit were gifted a penalty after a foul was committed by Mehmet Topa but Robert Mak squandered the opportunity.
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The Chelsea loanee was substituted in the 84th minute on a tactical basis as for Turkish star Alper Potuk.
The second half produced no further goals a the Turkish Super Lig outfit held on to hold a 1-0 lead into the second leg in a fortnight.
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