Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 10/10/2006 - 22:00CET (21:00 local time) - Dr. Jorge Sampaio - Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto)
3-0
Aggregate: 4-4 Portugal win on away goals 

Portugal - Russia 3-0 - 10/10/2006 - Match page - Under-21 2007

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Play-off joy for gutsy Portugal

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2006, 22.34CET
Portugal 3-0 Russia (agg: 4-4, Portugal win on away goals) An own goal proved decisive as Russia relinquished a significant first-leg lead near Porto.
by Hugo Pietra
from Lisbon

Match statistics

PortugalRussia

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2006, 22.34CET

Play-off joy for gutsy Portugal

Portugal 3-0 Russia (agg: 4-4, Portugal win on away goals) An own goal proved decisive as Russia relinquished a significant first-leg lead near Porto.

Portugal could be contenders to win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Netherlands next June after proving they have the steel to complement their skill by defeating Russia 3-0 to progress on away goals after their play-off finished 4-4 on aggregate.

Moutinho opener
Like Portugal in Friday's first leg, Russia were made to pay for a first-half dismissal as the home side eased to victory. João Moutinho had already opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the half-hour when Andrei Kolesnikov saw red in the 43rd minute. Cheered on by a sizeable crowd on the outskirts of Porto, Portugal scored again through Yannick Djaló (65) before Ivan Taranov (71) put through his own net as the pressure intensified.

Warning shot
The loss in Russia left Portugal coach José Couceiro with little option but to attack from the off and with ten minutes played that approach nearly bore fruit as Miguel Veloso fired in a powerful left-foot shot which Dmitri Khomich did well to hold. The goalkeeper was beaten 20 minutes later as João Moutinho took full advantage of Ivan Cherenchikov’s handball to score from the spot. Portugal sensed their chance after Kolesnikov was dismissed for a foul on Djaló, and Ricardo Vaz Té saw a header saved by Khomich and a shot fizz wide in quick succession soon after the restart.

Crowd delighted
The hosts of the 2006 finals were right back in contention by the 65th minute as Djaló headed in João Moreira's pin-point cross from the right-hand side. The supporters at the Estádio Jorge Sampaio were back on their feet soon after as Taranov put through his own net, and they remained so as Portugal stood firm to qualify once again for a final tournament they are yet to win despite having a distinguished record in other youth competitions.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.40CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Russia

Russia

1
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
1
KhomichDmitri Khomich (GK)
2
AmoreirinhaAmoreirinha
4
TaranovIvan Taranov
Yellow Card27
Goal72
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
5
CherenchikovIvan Cherenchikov
5
Manuel da CostaManuel da Costa
Yellow Card11
Substitution46
8
DenisovIgor Denisov (C)
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
9
SavinEvgeni Savin
Substitution22
8
OrganistaOrganista
11
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
Substitution58
9
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
Yellow Card72
13
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
Yellow Card90
10
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
Goal32
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution57
15
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
18
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
Substitution70
16
KolesnikovAndrei Kolesnikov
Red Card43
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Goal66
20
RebkoAleksei Rebko
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
12
KrivoruchkoAleksandr Krivoruchko (GK)
15
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
Substitution70
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution22
Yellow Card24
16
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Substitution57
10
DantzevAlexandre Dantzev
Substitution58
19
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution46
17
VorobyevRoman Vorobyev
Substitution76
6
AlmeidaJulien Almeida
2
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
11
IvanildoIvanildo
6
SabitovRenat Sabitov
14
AntunesAntunes
18
SalughinAleksandr Salughin

Coach

José Couceiro (POR) Alexandre Borodyuk (RUS)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Wijnand Rutgers (NED), Wilco Lobbert (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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