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Russia stunned by fantastic Faroes

Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 21.45CET
Faroe Islands 1-0 Russia
The hosts created a huge shock after Jáan Símun Edmundsson's first-minute goal was enough to defeat Russia in 2011 UEFA European U21 qualifying.
by Hans Pauli Joensen
Russia stunned by fantastic Faroes
The Faroes pulled off a famous victory ©Bongarts

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsRussia

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 21.45CET

Russia stunned by fantastic Faroes

Faroe Islands 1-0 Russia
The hosts created a huge shock after Jáan Símun Edmundsson's first-minute goal was enough to defeat Russia in 2011 UEFA European U21 qualifying.

The Faroe Islands created a major shock by beating Russia 1-0 in their 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Group 1 qualifier in Torshavn.

Shock result
Jóan Símun Edmundsson's first-minute goal was enough for the hosts to record a famous victory against their illustrious opponents. It was only the Faroe Islands' second win at this level following a success by the same scoreline over Azerbaijan in October 2007.

Early action
Even before the Faroes' goal, Russia had a great chance to take the lead, but Aleksandr Prudnikov shot just wide when well placed in the opposition penalty area after just 18 seconds. However, before a minute had elapsed, the home team were in front when Jóhan Ellingsgaard got to the byline and put in an inviting cross which Edmundsson headed into the top corner. Russia came forward and enjoyed their best spell just after half-time but Faroes' goalkeeper Jóan Pauli Jakobsen made two outstanding saves to keep them at bay.

Russia stunned
The ball just would not go in for Russia who hit the bar before Jakobsen denied them a point in the closing stages with another fine stop. "We are shocked," said Russia coach Igor Kolyvanov. "Prudnikov had a great chance but missed and they scored straight away. After that we were on the attack the entire game but it wasn't our day. I don't think my players underestimated them – we just needed to score goals and weren't able to."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.05CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Russia

Russia

16
J. JacobsenJóan Pauli Jacobsen (GK)
1
PesyakovSergei Pesyakov (GK)
2
P. JørgensenPætur Jørgensen
8
KoslovAnton Koslov
3
HolmRógvi Holm
5
GrigalavaGia Grigalava
Yellow Card90+2
5
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
Yellow Card31
14
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
Yellow Card38
10
MouritsenChristian Mouritsen (C)
18
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution69
11
K. JacobsenKristoffur Jacobsen
Yellow Card34
Substitution82
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov (C)
Substitution59
12
KlettskardPáll Klettskard
Substitution90+4
2
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
13
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
11
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
14
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
7
IonovAleksei Ionov
17
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
Goal1
4
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
18
EllingsgaardJóhan Ellingsgaard
Substitution74
13
RyzhkovVladislav Ryzhkov
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
GestsonTeitur Gestson (GK)
12
PolyakovValeri Polyakov (GK)
6
FærøOdmar Færø
Substitution82
15
SosninAnton Sosnin
Substitution46
7
NielsenRasmus F. Nielsen
16
AmirkhanovRoman Amirkhanov
8
PoulsenFranck Poulsen
17
RyzhovDmitri Ryzhov
Substitution59
9
DalbúdOssur M. Dalbúd
Substitution90+4
3
MischenkoMikhail Mischenko
15
MortensenJann Martin Mortensen
Substitution74
10
GorbatenkoIgor Gorbatenko
Substitution69
4
DanielsenRói Danielsen
6
FominSemen Fomin

Coach

William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO) Igor Kolyvanov (RUS)

Referee

Alan Black (NIR)

Assistant referees

Andrew Neeson (NIR), John McDowell (NIR)

Fourth official

Raymond Crangle (NIR)

Legend:

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