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Russia mount finals offensive

Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.26CET
Russia 3-0 Luxembourg Russia are closing in on the play-offs after an all-out attacking formation gave them victory against Luxembourg.
by Eduard Nisenboim
Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.26CET

Russia mount finals offensive

Russia 3-0 Luxembourg Russia are closing in on the play-offs after an all-out attacking formation gave them victory against Luxembourg.

Russia edged closer to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after goals from Sergei Samodin, Ruslan Nakhoushev and Dmitry Torbinskiy earned them a 3-0 win against Luxembourg.

Attacking display
With Portugal already having secured top spot in Group 3, Russia now need only avoid a heavy defeat in their final match against third-placed Slovakia on Tuesday to be certain of a place in next month's two-leg play-offs.

New blood
With debutants Samodin and Anatoli Gerk lining up in a four-pronged attack, Russia took control from the start, and within 15 minutes the new boys had conjured up a goal as Gerk laid the ball on for PFC CSKA Moskva youngster Samodin to open his U21 account.

Good goalkeeping
Luxembourg goalkeeper Laurent Mond played a starring role in the first half, doing well to deny Ivan Saenko when he raced through on goal after 38 minutes, but he had his crossbar to thank four minutes later as the woodwork denied Samodin a second goal from a header.

Final flourish
However, Mond could not hold out, and he was beaten again on the stroke of half-time when Nakhoushev converted directly from a free-kick. Torbinskiy then made it 3-0 on 75 minutes after latching on to a pass from FC Lokomotiv Moskva's Aleksandr Samedov.

Chernyshov happy
Russia coach Andrei Chernyshov was delighted with his side's performance, saying: "I am very happy with this win. It is always difficult to play against a team who defend in numbers. My lads were just fine tonight."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74312/postmatch/report/index.html#russia+mount+finals+offensive

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
1
MondLaurent Mond (GK)
3
AkhmetzyanovIldar Akhmetzyanov
Substitution46
2
MoreiraClayton de Sousa Moreira
4
SheshukovAleksandr Sheshukov
Substitution55
3
KintzigerKim Kintziger (C)
Yellow Card17
7
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
4
BinsfeldMarc Binsfeld
9
SaenkoIvan Saenko (C)
5
LehnenTim Lehnen
11
LebedenkoIgor Lebedenko
Substitution46
6
PayalBen Payal
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
Goal15
7
BigardJérôme Bigard
14
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
8
EngeldingerGilles Engeldinger
15
NakhushevRuslan Nakhushev
Goal44
9
LombardelliClaudio Lombardelli
Substitution65
16
NababkinKirill Nababkin
10
FellerJeff Feller
Substitution82
20
GerkAnatoli Gerk
11
KitengeJoël Kitenge
Substitution87

Substitutes

12
RebrovArtem Rebrov (GK)
12
DiederichChristophe Diederich (GK)
2
ChernogaevSergei Chernogaev
13
WirthMarc Wirth
8
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
Substitution55
Yellow Card58
14
BensiStefano Bensi
10
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution46
Goal75
15
TanaDan Tana
Substitution82
17
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
16
SagramolaChris Sagramola
Substitution65
18
KharitonovAleksandr Kharitonov
17
MilakAlen Milak
Substitution87
21
TaranovIvan Taranov
Substitution46
18
JoachimAurélien Joachim

Coach

Andrey Chernyshov (BLR) Roland Schaack (LUX)

Referee

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

Assistant referees

Levan Mikeladze (GEO), Zurab Jvaridze (GEO)

Fourth official

Sergo Kvaratskhelia (GEO)

Legend:

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