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Russia make it through the rain

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 3.00CET
Latvia 0-4 Russia
Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough Group 1 away win in rain-soaked Latvia.
Russia make it through the rain
Dmitri Ryzhov scored Russia's third of the night ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 3.00CET

Russia make it through the rain

Latvia 0-4 Russia
Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough Group 1 away win in rain-soaked Latvia.

Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1 away win against Latvia.

Sucker punch
The 4-0 scoreline did scant justice to the home team, who made the better start in torrential rain with Vadims Žulevs having a shot saved by Sergei Pesyakov before Aleksandrs Gramovics tested the Russia goalkeeper with a long-range effort. However, Latvia were undone after 17 minutes as Jevgenijs Kazura deflected Fedor Smolov's cross into his own net and fell 2-0 behind eleven minutes later, FC Spartak Moskva striker Pavel Yakovlev meeting Evgeny Balyaykin's cross at the far post.

Magnanimous coach
The FC Rubin Kazan midfielder set up Russia's third after the break for Dmitri Ryzhov and while Latvia picked up the pace, they were undone again in the 54th minute as Vadims Gaiļus's mistake allowed Yakovlev to steal in, crossing for Igor Gorbatenko to complete the scoring. "We won 4-0 but it was a close match and the game could have finished with a completely different scoreline," Russia coach Igor Kolyvanov told uefa.com. His side visit Andorra on Tuesday with Latvia facing the Faroe Islands a day later.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.13CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Russia

Russia

1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
1
PesyakovSergei Pesyakov (GK)
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura
Goal17
2
VlasovAnton Vlasov
5
KosmačovsJevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
5
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
7
ŽulevsVadims Žulevs
Substitution59
8
MamaevPavel Mamaev (C)
Yellow Card76
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
9
RyzhovDmitri Ryzhov
Goal48
Substitution56
10
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
10
GorbatenkoIgor Gorbatenko
Goal54
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
Substitution58
11
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev
Goal28
Substitution62
14
MežsToms Mežs
13
BalyaykinEvgeni Balyaykin
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
14
SmolovFedor Smolov
Substitution76
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Substitution76
16
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
17
ParshivlyukSergei Parshivlyuk

Substitutes

12
VaičulisArtūrs Vaičulis (GK)
12
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
3
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Substitution56
3
PihockisStaņislavs Pihockis
Substitution58
4
MochalinPavel Mochalin
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
6
GatagovAlan Gatagov
Substitution62
9
OsipovsArtjoms Osipovs
Substitution59
7
IonovAleksei Ionov
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
Substitution76
15
SosninAnton Sosnin
17
D. TarasovsDeniss Tarasovs
18
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
Substitution76

Coach

Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA) Igor Kolyvanov (RUS)

Referee

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

Assistant referees

Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Bülent Gökcü (TUR)

Fourth official

Serkan Cinar (TUR)

Legend:

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