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Denisov double delights Russia

Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 0.10CET
Russia 4-1 Portugal Igor Denisov scored twice as Russia made Portugal pay for the first-half sending-off of defender João Pereira in Moscow.
by Eugene Sekundo

Match statistics

RussiaPortugal

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 0.10CET

Denisov double delights Russia

Russia 4-1 Portugal Igor Denisov scored twice as Russia made Portugal pay for the first-half sending-off of defender João Pereira in Moscow.

Russia made Portugal pay for the first-half dismissal of João Pereira as they cantered to a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their play-off for a place in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Russia joy
Pereira was sent off in the 42nd minute with the score at 1-1 and Russia pressed home their advantage after the interval with goals from Igor Denisov, Kiril Nababkin and Evgueny Savin putting them in a commanding position ahead of Tuesday's return in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Denisov opener
Aleksandr Borodyuk's side jumped in front after only five minutes. Savin found himself in space on the left and crossed low towards the onrushing Denisov, who shot past Paulo Ribeiro. It did not take Portugal long to respond and after a period of pressure they levelled on 12 minutes. João Moutinho was the creator, controlling the ball inside the area before releasing Paulo Machado with a stunning back-heel to fire low past Russia goalkeeper Dmitri Khomich.

Pereira dismissed
José Couceiro's team continued to attack and Khomich had to be at his best to tip a Moutinho header on to the post. But their ascendancy was short-lived and the balance of the game slipped back into Russia's favour when Pereira was shown a second yellow card for a challenge from behind on Andrei Eshchenko three minutes before the break.

Taking advantage
Russia made their numerical superiority tell almost immediately after the restart with Nababkin driving into the bottom corner after a goalmouth scramble. They went further ahead on 64 minutes when Dmitri Torbinski crossed for Savin who placed a diving header past Ribeiro.

Late fourth
Portugal came close to reducing the deficit when Ruben Amorim hit the crossbar with a free-kick just a minute later, but it was Russia who had the final say. Four minutes into added time substitute Alexandre Dantzev was brought down in the box allowing Denisov to step up and score his second of the night from the penalty spot and make Russia firm favourites to win a place in the final tournament in the Netherlands next summer.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Portugal

Portugal

1
KhomichDmitri Khomich (GK)
Yellow Card90
1
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
4
TaranovIvan Taranov
2
AmoreirinhaAmoreirinha
5
CherenchikovIvan Cherenchikov
Yellow Card89
3
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Red/Yellow Card42
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution79
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
8
DenisovIgor Denisov (C)
Goal5
Goal90
6
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
Goal12
Yellow Card47
Substitution84
9
SavinEvgeni Savin
Goal63
Substitution80
8
OrganistaOrganista
11
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
Substitution88
9
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
Substitution67
13
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
10
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
Yellow Card43
Goal47
13
RolandoRolando
15
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
Yellow Card23
15
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
20
RebkoAleksei Rebko
16
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Substitution55

Substitutes

12
KrivoruchkoAleksandr Krivoruchko (GK)
12
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
10
DantzevAlexandre Dantzev
Substitution88
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Substitution55
17
VorobyevRoman Vorobyev
Substitution79
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution84
18
SalughinAleksandr Salughin
Substitution80
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution67
2
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
6
SabitovRenat Sabitov
14
AntunesAntunes
16
KolesnikovAndrei Kolesnikov
18
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente

Coach

Alexandre Borodyuk (RUS) José Couceiro (POR)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Andreas Xanthou (CYP), Stavros Procopiou (CYP)

Fourth official

Panayiotis Gerasimou (CYP)

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