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Golan goal dashes Russia hopes

Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.50CET
Israel 2-1 Russia Omer Golan scored a stoppage-time winner which took Russia's destiny out of their hands and into England's.
Golan goal dashes Russia hopes
Omer Golan was the Israel hero ©Getty Images

Match statistics

IsraelRussia

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
9
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.50CET

Golan goal dashes Russia hopes

Israel 2-1 Russia Omer Golan scored a stoppage-time winner which took Russia's destiny out of their hands and into England's.

Russia missed the chance to keep qualification for UEFA EURO 2008™ in their own hands after losing 2-1 in Israel.

On the slide
Goals from Elyaniv Barda and Omer Golan, either side of a Diniyar Bilyaletdinov effort, mean that Russia must beat Andorra on Wednesday and hope that England lose at home to Croatia – who qualified for the finals on the back of Israel's triumph – to advance from Group E.

Advantage Israel
Israel started brightly in Tel-Aviv and took the lead on ten minutes when Barak Itzhaki picked up the ball in midfield and played a beautifully weighted pass to Barda who flicked a delightful finish over onrushing Russia goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov.

Early substitution
Russia were finding it hard to penetrate the stout Israeli back line and were restricted to pot shots from outside the box. It prompted visiting coach Guus Hiddink into a change after just half an hour as Igor Semshov was replaced by Dmitri Torbinskiy. Eight minutes later Russia created their first good opportunity when, after some patient passing, the ball reached Aleksandr Anyukov who shot into the side-netting from a tight angle.

Renewed purpose
The away team began the second half with renewed purpose and Pavlyuchenko wasted a golden chance after 50 minutes when he guided a free header just over from Yuri Zhirkov's cross. Then, two minutes after striking straight at Israel keeper Dudu Awat, Bilyaletdinov equalised on the hour by drilling low into the net after good work by Andrei Arshavin and Konstantin Zyrianov.

Constant pressure
Russia were now well on top, pouring forward with Awat making a number of smart saves. In the last minute of normal time, Dmitri Sychev was put through on goal, and despite his shot beating Awat, it rattled the post and went wide. Then, in added time, Israel substitute Golan broke free and stabbed the ball past Gabulov to give the home side all three points.

Last updated: 18/11/07 12.30CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Russia

Russia

1
AwatDudu Aouate (GK) (C)
30
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
2
ShpunginYuval Shpungin
27
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
21
KeinanDekel Keinan
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
3
Ben Haim ITal Ben Haim I
2
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Substitution68
14
ZivYoav Ziv
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Yellow Card77
20
T. CohenTamir Cohen
17
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
19
AlbermanGal Alberman
Yellow Card45+1
20
SemshovIgor Semshov
Substitution30
7
ItzhakiBarak Itzhaki
Substitution62
15
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
Goal61
11
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution64
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
10
BardaElyaniv Barda
Goal10
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin (C)
17
SaharBen Sahar
Yellow Card53
Substitution69
19
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Substitution52

Substitutes

22
DavidovitchNir Davidovitch (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
8
BaruchyanAviram Baruchyan
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution30
9
ColauttiRoberto Colautti
9
SaenkoIvan Saenko
12
Ben ShushanAmit Ben Shushan
Substitution62
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
15
GolanOmer Golan
Substitution69
Goal90+2
13
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Substitution68
16
OhayonMoshe Ohayon
Substitution64
25
KolodinDenis Kolodin
18
StroolAvi Strool
26
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution52

Coach

Dror Kashtan (ISR) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Stagnoli (ITA), Stefano Ayroldi (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

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