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Prudnikov inspires Russia's win in Minsk

Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 20.15CET
Russia 4-0 Georgia
Aleksandr Prudnikov scored twice as Boris Stukalov's team took the points in a Group 4 match played at a neutral venue in Minsk, Belarus.
Prudnikov inspires Russia's win in Minsk
Spartak striker Aleksandr Prudnikov scored twice ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 20.15CET

Prudnikov inspires Russia's win in Minsk

Russia 4-0 Georgia
Aleksandr Prudnikov scored twice as Boris Stukalov's team took the points in a Group 4 match played at a neutral venue in Minsk, Belarus.

Aleksandr Prudnikov scored twice as Russia took the points at Georgia's expense in a Group 4 match played at a neutral venue in Minsk, Belarus.

Immediate impact
Russia coach Boris Stukalov was missing several key players, with Vladimir Granat, Kirill Kombarov and Ivan Taranov suspended. Despite the absentees, however, his side were two goals up by half-time thanks to strikes from Kiril Nababkin and Prudnikov. The latter trebled Russia's advantage just after the restart before he was substituted; his replacement, Aleksandr Salugin, added a fourth.

Penultimate game
Russia seized the early initiative and were rewarded with the opening goal as Nababkin headed in a corner after seven minutes. Nine minutes before the break Prudnikov doubled the lead with a neat finish, then got his second and Russia's third after 52 minutes when he was first to the rebound after another forward surge by the 'home' team. Even the FC Spartak Moskva youngster's substitute, Salugin, scored with his first meaningful touch following Alan Kasaev's low cross from the right. Stukalov's side lie second in qualifying Group 4 and end their campaign away to leaders Spain on 9 September. Georgia have six points after seven matches.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.30CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Georgia

Georgia

12
ShuninAnton Shunin (GK)
1
TevdoradzeRevaz Tevdoradze (GK)
17
KudryashovFedor Kudryashov
2
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
4
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
3
KashiaGuram Kashia
Yellow Card6
5
NababkinKirill Nababkin
Goal7
Yellow Card25
4
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
3
YatchenkoDmitry Yatchenko
5
NavalovskyGeorge Navalovsky (C)
18
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
6
ShoniaTeimuraz Shonia
15
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
7
TargamadzeDavid Targamadze
Substitution46
8
SamsonovOleg Samsonov
Substitution46
8
TsinamdzgvrishviliRati Tsinamdzgvrishvili
Yellow Card58
11
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
Yellow Card61
10
DevdarianiDavid Devdariani
Substitution64
10
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin (C)
Substitution74
11
SanaiaAmiran Sanaia
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Goal41
Goal52
Substitution61
9
IvanishviliGiorgi Ivanishvili
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
DzhanaevSoslan Dzhanaev (GK)
12
AlavidzeMikheil Alavidze (GK)
2
LebedevYury Lebedev
13
VatsadzeMate Vatsadze
16
LukanchenkovAndrey Lukanchenkov
14
GrigalashviliShota Grigalashvili
6
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution46
15
KhidesheliGiorgi Khidesheli
Substitution46
Yellow Card58
7
BakaevMikhail Bakaev
Substitution74
16
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
13
ZhilyaevNikolai Zhilyaev
17
KobakhidzeAlexander Kobakhidze
Substitution46
14
SalughinAleksandr Salughin
Substitution61
Goal63
18
BeglarishviliZakaria Beglarishvili
Substitution64

Coach

Boris Stukalov (RUS) Petar Segrt (CRO)

Referee

Adrian Mccourt (NIR)

Assistant referees

Thomas Fairfield (NIR), Dan Steele (NIR)

Fourth official

David Malcolm (NIR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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