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Bulykin boosts Russian bid

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 23.50CET
Russia 4-1 Switzerland Dmitri Bulykin scores a hat-trick as Russia's Group 10 recovery continues.

Match statistics

RussiaSwitzerland

Goals scored4
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 23.50CET

Bulykin boosts Russian bid

Russia 4-1 Switzerland Dmitri Bulykin scores a hat-trick as Russia's Group 10 recovery continues.

Dmitri Bulykin scored a hat-trick as Russia defeated Switzerland 4-1 in Moscow to keep alive their hopes of automatic qualification from UEFA EURO 2004™ Group 10.

All to play for
The result moved the Russians into second place in the section with eleven points from seven games, one point behind the Swiss and ahead of the Republic of Ireland by virtue of a superior record in head-to-head games. All three sides have one match to play, with the Swiss taking on Ireland in Basel on 11 October, while Russia are at home to Georgia the same night.

Attacking intent
The opening 45 minutes was a breathless affair, with both sides eager to attack. Aleksandr Kerzhakov had the first real chance after 12 minutes, shooting just over from a narrow angle, but a minute later the visitors were in front. Patrick Müller's perceptive through-ball found Stéphane Chapuisat inside the penalty area, and his low ball across the face of goal was turned into his own net by Andrei Kariaka under pressure from Alexander Frei.

Immediate response
However, the goal seemed to inspire the home side, who began to press Switzerland back before deservedly equalising seven minutes after falling behind. Kerzhakov beat Swiss goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbühler to the ball and found Rolan Gusev, whose cross picked out the unmarked Bulykin and the forward headed into an unguarded net.

Solo strike
Both sides continued to throw men forward at every opportunity, with Kerzhakov forcing Zuberbühler into a full-length save before shooting narrowly wide, but it was Bulykin again who gave the Russians a deserved lead. The forward collected a pass and held off Remo Meyer before bursting past Murat Yakin and Bruno Berner to score with a low shot.

Bulykin hat-trick
The second half began in similar fashion, with Russia still looking the more likely scorers, and Kerzhakov's low strike forced Zuberbühler into another sprawling stop. From the resulting corner, however, it was 3-1, as Bulykin got ahead of his marker to meet Aleksandr Mostovoi's cross with a powerful downward header.

Decisive fourth
The goal visibly deflated the visitors, and the match was wrapped up 18 minutes from time. Kerzhakov's shot was blocked, but the forward regained possession and curled a cross towards Mostovoi, whose header found the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Late chances
Both Kerzhakov and substitute Marat Izmailov had chances to add a fifth, while Switzerland ended the match with ten men after midfield player Ricardo Cabanas was sent off following a tangle with Vladislav Radimov.

Last updated: 30/03/04 15.54CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov
1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov
Yellow Card88
2
MeyerRemo Meyer
3
SolomatinAndrei Solomatin
Yellow Card42
Substitution46
3
BernerBruno Berner
Substitution70
4
SmertinAleksei Smertin
4
HenchozStéphane Henchoz (C)
Yellow Card49
5
KaryakaAndrei Karyaka
Goal12
5
YakinMurat Yakin
6
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
6
VogelJohann Vogel
Yellow Card77
7
OnopkoViktor Onopko (C)
7
CabanasRicardo Cabanas
Red Card88
8
GusevRolan Gusev
Substitution55
8
MüllerPatrick Müller
Substitution63
9
BulykinDmitri Bulykin
Goal19
Goal32
Goal58
9
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Substitution78
10
MostovoiAleksandr Mostovoi
Goal71
10
CelestiniFabio Celestini
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution76
11
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat

Substitutes

12
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev
12
BorerFabrice Borer
13
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
Substitution46
16
WickyRaphael Wicky
Substitution70
17
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution76
17
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
Substitution63
18
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution55
18
RamaMilaim Rama
Substitution78
14
EvseevVadim Evseev
13
ZwyssigMarco Zwyssig
15
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
14
RochatAlain Rochat
16
LoskovDmitri Loskov
15
SpycherChristoph Spycher

Coach

Jakob Kuhn (SUI)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Claudio Puglisi (ITA), Narciso Pisacreta (ITA)

Fourth official

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

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