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Russia delight in Kerzhakov

Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.27CET
Estonia 0-2 Russia Guus Hiddink's side continued their unbeaten start to UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying thanks to an assist and goal from Aleksandr Kerzhakov.
by Margus Luik
from A Le Coq Arena

Match statistics

EstoniaRussia

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners4
 
7
Fouls committed11
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 11/02/2014 17:10 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.27CET

Russia delight in Kerzhakov

Estonia 0-2 Russia Guus Hiddink's side continued their unbeaten start to UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying thanks to an assist and goal from Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

Russia continued their unbeaten start to UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying under Guus Hiddink with an Aleksandr Kerzhakov-inspired victory in front of a full house in Tallinn.

Kerzhakov goals
Kerzhakov made one and scored one in 12 minutes in the second half to ensure Russia repeated the scoreline by which they beat Group E rivals Estonia in St Petersburg in October. Russia remain second in the group behind Croatia, moving away from Israel, England and F.Y.R. Macedonia who all dropped points today.

Lively start
Both teams began in positive fashion. Kerzhakov sent the ball over Mart Poom's goal early on but Estonia then took the initiative, especially down the left flank of Ragnar Klavan. The first chance, however, fell to Sergei Terehhov in the 14th minute, his header tipped over by Igor Akinfeev. Three minutes later Klavan robbed Aleksandr Anyukov on the edge of the area but Akinfeev stood tall. Russia now retook control, Kerzhakov especially active but unable to break the deadlock before the interval.

Russia push
On the hour Estonia substitute Gert Kams made Akinfeev save, yet Russia started to dominate through ex-FC Zenit St. Petersburg forwards Andrei Arshavin and Kerzhakov. On 62 minutes Kerzhakov sent Arshavin through and the Russia captain forced Poom to make a low one-handed stop. Three minutes later, Kerzhakov's thunderous strike was met by a brilliant Poom save.

Match decided
Seconds on, though, Arshavin and Kerzhakov exchanged first-time passes and the latter raced through and lifted the ball goalwards over Poom, with Vladimir Bystrov making sure. With 12 minutes remaining Kerzhakov made it two, again combining with Arshavin as well as Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and debutant Dmitri Torbinskiy, with Poom being unable to keep out his low show from the edge of the box. Estonia hit the crossbar late on but remain without a point or goal in Group E.

Last updated: 22/05/07 12.31CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Russia

Russia

1
PoomMart Poom (GK) (C)
1
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
2
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
Substitution80
4
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
3
LemsaluMarek Lemsalu
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
4
StepanovAndrei Stepanov
Yellow Card34
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
15
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
8
LeetmaLiivo Leetma
Substitution69
17
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Yellow Card25
10
LindpereJoel Lindpere
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
11
KlavanRagnar Klavan
23
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Goal66
Substitution90
9
OperAndres Oper
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Goal78
Substitution83
7
TerehhovSergei Terehhov
Substitution52
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin (C)

Substitutes

12
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
13
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
8
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
14
RähnTaavi Rähn
14
DenisovIgor Denisov
15
KamsGert Kams
Substitution52
21
SavinEvgeni Savin
16
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution69
26
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution83
17
KonsaOliver Konsa
34
SaenkoIvan Saenko
Substitution90
18
NeemeloTarmo Neemelo
Substitution80
6
YefimovSergei Yefimov

Coach

Jelle Goes (EST) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Andrej Kokolj (SVN), Milan Kogej (SVN)

Fourth official

Matjaz Bohinc (SVN)

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