Zenit hopes hanging on thread

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Zenit St Petersburg's Champions League aspirations were left hanging by a thread as they could manage only a point in the goalless draw against Juventus.

Both sides had their chances in an entertaining game at the Petrovsky Stadium, which went ahead despite an explosion in the city on Tuesday morning.

Three people, including a child, were killed when a grenade exploded near a metro station close to the Russian team's training ground and approximately 10 kilometres from the Juventus team hotel.

Initial fears that the match could be postponed proved unfounded, and the teams produced an enjoyable game in which they conspired to hit the post three times between them.

But Zenit could not find a winner and were left hoping for a Real Madrid defeat or draw against BATE Borisov to keep their hopes alive.

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