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Samedov seals Russian relief

Published: Saturday 4 June 2005, 9.35CET
Russia 1-1 Latvia Aleksandr Samedov's late equaliser salvages a Group 3 point for Russia.
Published: Saturday 4 June 2005, 9.35CET

Samedov seals Russian relief

Russia 1-1 Latvia Aleksandr Samedov's late equaliser salvages a Group 3 point for Russia.

By Eduard Nisenboim

Having seen Portugal move six points clear in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 last night, Russia could only reduce that to five today and needed a late equaliser to avoid defeat against Latvia.

Losev debut
With usual Russian goalkeeper Vladimir Gaboulov sidelined due to a shoulder injury, FC Tom Tomsk's Sergei Losev came in for his debut. In a level opening Latvia, who knew victory would take them up to third place, had the first chance when Aleksejs Visnakovs raced through the Russian defence and unleashed a dangerous shot

Latvia ahead
Russia were restricted to efforts from distance, and just after the half-hour fell behind. Rouslan Nakhoushev brought down Kristaps Blanks in the vicinity of the home area and Igors Semjonovs's cross was turned in by Intars Kirhner.

Points shared
Now Russia poured forward, but Latvia's defending was immaculate save for a ten-minute period in the second half when Nikita Bazhenov and Igor Lebedenko both went close. However, with only eleven minutes remaining Rinat Sabitov's long shot struck the crossbar and Aleksandr Samedov was first to the rebound to equalise. These teams meet again in their next match on 17 August.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.29CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Latvia

Latvia

12
LossevSerguei Lossev (GK)
1
ŠteinborsPāvels Šteinbors (GK)
2
ChernogaevSergei Chernogaev
4
ŽuravlovsAndrejs Žuravlovs
3
AkhmetzyanovIldar Akhmetzyanov
3
KļavaOskars Kļava
4
BelorukovDmitri Belorukov
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs (C)
6
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
Substitution66
5
JemeļinsAntons Jemeļins
8
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
Goal78
7
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs
9
SaenkoIvan Saenko (C)
Substitution46
9
SemjonovsIgors Semjonovs
Substitution69
10
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
10
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
11
LebedenkoIgor Lebedenko
8
BlanksKristaps Blanks
15
NakhushevRuslan Nakhushev
18
MalasenoksOlegs Malasenoks
Substitution72
21
KharitonovAleksandr Kharitonov
Substitution46
14
KirhnersIntars Kirhners
Goal30
Yellow Card90

Substitutes

1
RebrovArtem Rebrov (GK)
12
LukovichIngus Lukovich (GK)
5
ChernyshovIgor Chernyshov
2
CikinovsAleksandrs Cikinovs
7
BuvchenkoMaxim Buvchenko
Substitution66
17
VolkovsVladimirs Volkovs
13
MamaevYuri Mamaev
15
AščuksDeniss Aščuks
Substitution88
14
VasilyevDmitry Vasilyev
16
SemjonovsOlegs Semjonovs
Substitution72
Substitution88
16
BazhenovNikita Bazhenov
Substitution46
11
SokolovsJūrijs Sokolovs
Substitution69
20
SabitovRenat Sabitov
Substitution46
13
SurninsPāvels Surnins

Coach

Andrey Chernyshov (BLR) Jurijs Ševļakovs (LVA)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Maciej Szymanik (POL)

Fourth official

Krzysztof Slupik (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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