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Russia pegged back but still go through

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.44CET
Russia 2-2 Moldova
Ion Jardan equalised in the 90th minute for Moldova but Russia progressed to the play-offs as Group 6 winners following Portugal's draw with Poland.
Russia pegged back but still go through
Russia's Pavel Yakovlev (right) takes aim against Moldova ©RFS
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.44CET

Russia pegged back but still go through

Russia 2-2 Moldova
Ion Jardan equalised in the 90th minute for Moldova but Russia progressed to the play-offs as Group 6 winners following Portugal's draw with Poland.

Russia are through to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as qualifying Group 6 winners after a 2-2 home draw with Moldova.

A rare foray forward by the visitors resulted in Anatoli Cheptine opening the scoring two minutes before half-time with a strong shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Half-time substitute Fedor Smolov struck a post six minutes after the restart and then took the free-kick which resulted in fellow replacemtn Maksim Grigoryev equalising after the set piece had been blocked.

Grigoryev was next to be frustrated by the woodwork, though Russia's disappointment would be short-lived, Smolov turning in captain Pavel Yakovlev's cross moments later. Moldova had the last word, however, with skipper Ion Jardan scoring from a corner.

It was a goal which could have had dire consequences for Nikolai Pisarev's team had second-placed Portugal, who finished two points further back following their goalless draw with Poland, won in Gdynia.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006891/postmatch/report/index.html#russia+reach+play+offs

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Moldova

Moldova

1
ZabolotniNikolai Zabolotni (GK)
1
RusuDenis Rusu (GK)
2
TsallagovIbragim Tsallagov
2
JardanIon Jardan (C)
Goal90+2
3
LogashovArseni Logashov
Substitution58
3
KhachaturovArtyom Khachaturov
4
ChicherinNikita Chicherin
4
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
5
Belyaev Maksim Belyaev
5
M. AntoniucMaxim Antoniuc
6
BibilovShota Bibilov
Substitution46
6
CostandachiVadim Costandachi
Substitution83
7
PetrovSergei Petrov
7
IoniţăArtur Ioniţă
8
ShatovOleg Shatov
8
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
Substitution86
Yellow Card90+4
9
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev (C)
9
CheptineAnatoli Cheptine
Goal43
Substitution73
10
CheryshevDenis Cheryshev
10
GînsariRadu Gînsari
11
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
Substitution46
11
NicologloGheorghe Nicologlo

Substitutes

12
FiltsovAleksandr Filtsov (GK)
12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
13
ZhestokovMaksim Zhestokov
13
MandrîcencoConstantin Mandrîcenco
14
Pliev Zaurbek Pliev
Substitution58
Yellow Card90+1
14
ProdanIon Prodan
Substitution83
15
SmolovFedor Smolov
Substitution46
Goal81
15
MateiSergiu Matei
16
GrigoryevMaksim Grigoryev
Substitution46
Goal74
16
BoghiuMaxim Boghiu
Yellow Card90+4
17
ZotovAleksandr Zotov
Yellow Card75
17
LeucaPetru Leuca
Substitution86
18
SosninAnton Sosnin
Yellow Card75
18
VremeaAlexandru Vremea
Substitution73

Coach

Nikolai Pisarev (RUS) Alexandr Curteian (MDA)

Referee

Damir Batinić (CRO)

Assistant referees

Goran Pataki (CRO), Dalibor Conjar (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović Jr. (CRO)

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