Qualifying round (Group B) - 07/10/2011 - 20:15CET (20:15 local time) - Štadión MŠK Žilina - Zilina
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Dzagoev helps Russia eliminate Slovakia

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.24CET
Slovakia 0-1 Russia
Alan Dzagoev's shot from distance after 71 minutes ended the home side's hopes and put Dick Advocaat's men within sight of the finals.
by Rastislav Hribik
from Štadión pod Dubňom

Match statistics

SlovakiaRussia

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
15
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target3
 
7
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
6
Offsides5
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.24CET

Dzagoev helps Russia eliminate Slovakia

Slovakia 0-1 Russia
Alan Dzagoev's shot from distance after 71 minutes ended the home side's hopes and put Dick Advocaat's men within sight of the finals.

Russia avenged a 1-0 home loss to Slovakia at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying with an away win by the same scoreline, Alan Dzagoev's goal ending their opponents' hopes of a top-two finish in Group B.

The 21-year-old PFC CSKA Moskva midfielder powered a shot from 25 metres past Ján Mucha to leave Dick Advocaat's men within touching distance of the final tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Russia are certain of taking one of the top two spots in the section and will reach the finals as group winners if they can get a point against Andorra on Tuesday. Slovakia showed plenty of willingness but, while this was a marked improvement on their 4-0 loss to Armenia last time out, they have now failed to score in three games.

With temperatures dipping in Zilina, Roman Pavlyuchenko warmed to his task the fastest, twice testing Mucha in the early stages before rounding the goalkeeper only to miss from a tight angle. Juraj Kucka and Erik Jendrišek had efforts in reply for Slovakia, but Russia looked the more threatening side in those early stages, and Mucha pulled off an excellent save to deny Andrey Arshavin on 22 minutes.

Slovakia looked to build up some momentum as half-time approached, with Russia goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev increasingly called into action, but while Filip Hološko fashioned a decent chance after the interval, the visitors' threat never subsided. Roman Shirokov should have scored when Arshavin's ball left him with just Mucha to beat, and although he shot wide, with 19 minutes to go, Dzagoev did not. Slovakia could not redress the balance.

Last updated: 26/09/14 5.03CET

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