Hulk misses PK as Zenit plays Porto to Champions League draw

Zenit St. Petersburg forward Hulk has his penalty kick saved by Porto goalkeeper Helton in Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw.
Ivan Sekretarev/AP

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Zenit had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday after Brazilian striker Hulk missed a penalty for the Russian club.

Lucho Gonzalez gave Porto the lead by heading in Danilo's perfect cross from the right after 23 minutes.

Zenit equalized five minutes later when Hulk took advantage of a mix-up in the Porto defence - pouncing on Roman Shirokov's pass to stroll past defender Alex Sandro and goalkeeper Helton before prodding the ball into an empty net.

Hulk missed his chance to score a second when Helton saved his low penalty in the 52nd minute after a handball by Nicolas Otamendi.

The draw kept Zenit second in Group G, behind Atletico Madrid but ahead of Porto.

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