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Russia close in on finals with Poland scalp

Published: Thursday 6 September 2012, 18.00CET
Russia 4-1 Poland
Nikolai Pisarev's charges climbed to the Group 6 summit with one game left after earning an impressive comeback victory in Yekaterinburg.
from Centralni Stadium
Russia close in on finals with Poland scalp
Denis Cheryshev celebrates one of his two goals against Poland ©Eugeni Medvedevskikh
Published: Thursday 6 September 2012, 18.00CET

Russia close in on finals with Poland scalp

Russia 4-1 Poland
Nikolai Pisarev's charges climbed to the Group 6 summit with one game left after earning an impressive comeback victory in Yekaterinburg.

Russia are in pole position to qualify for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship from qualifying Group 6 after posting a 4-1 comeback victory against Poland, who finished the game with ten men.

The hosts knew victory would take them top of their section but their hopes looked bleak when Poland captain Artur Sobiech broke the deadlock after seven minutes. Nikolai Pisarev's side responded through Shota Bibilov 15 minutes later, before Denis Cheryshev struck either side of Fedor Smolov's 88th-minute effort to cement an impressive second-half display.

Poland started with optimism and intent and were rewarded when Sobiech made no mistake from close range. Arkadiusz Milik then forced Nikolai Zabolotni into a smart save, before Bibilov lifted the gloom by converting Cheryshev's centre with an imperious header.

The visitors rallied after the break and almost regained the lead when Michał Żyro struck the woodwork, before Russia forward Cheryshev wrestled back the initiative when his fierce cross eluded goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski. Daniel Łukasik's red card made Poland's task even more arduous with eight minutes remaining. Smolov soon doubled Russia's advantage, before Cheryshev completed the scoring in added time. 

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Poland

Poland

1
ZabolotniNikolai Zabolotni (GK)
1
SkorupskiŁukasz Skorupski (GK)
2
TsallagovIbragim Tsallagov
2
DziwnielDaniel Dziwniel
3
LogashovArseni Logashov
3
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński
4
ChicherinNikita Chicherin
Yellow Card13
4
ByrtekDamian Byrtek
Substitution20
5
Belyaev Maksim Belyaev
Yellow Card33
5
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
6
BibilovShota Bibilov
Goal22
Substitution80
6
MatrasMateusz Matras
Yellow Card30
7
PetrovSergei Petrov
7
KupiszTomasz Kupisz
Substitution57
8
ShatovOleg Shatov
Yellow Card18
8
ŁukasikDaniel Łukasik
Red Card82
9
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev (C)
Substitution71
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech (C)
Goal7
10
CheryshevDenis Cheryshev
Goal74
Goal90+3
10
KlichMateusz Klich
Yellow Card90+2
11
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
Substitution46
11
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Substitution71

Substitutes

12
FiltsovAleksandr Filtsov (GK)
12
KamińskiKrzysztof Kamiński (GK)
13
ZhestokovMaksim Zhestokov
13
MalarczykPiotr Malarczyk
Substitution20
14
Pliev Zaurbek Pliev
14
BartkowskiJakub Bartkowski
15
SmolovFedor Smolov
Substitution46
Goal88
15
OleksyPaweł Oleksy
16
GrigoryevMaksim Grigoryev
Substitution71
16
ŚwierczokJakub Świerczok
Substitution71
17
ZotovAleksandr Zotov
Substitution80
17
TeodorczykLukasz Teodorczyk
18
SosninAnton Sosnin
18
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Substitution57

Coach

Nikolai Pisarev (RUS) Stefan Majewski (POL)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Erdinç Sezertam (TUR)

Fourth official

Barış Simsek (TUR)

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