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Canny Russia rein in Poland

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 20.52CET
Poland 0-2 Russia
Goals from Aleksandr Kokorin and Denis Cheryshev book-ended a measured but effective first Group 6 display by the visitors.
by Sebastian Skierski
from Kielce Stadium
Canny Russia rein in Poland
Lukasz Tyminski of Poland (right) challenges Aleksandr Kokorin of Russia ©Evgeny Mokrousov/Sportarchiv
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 20.52CET

Canny Russia rein in Poland

Poland 0-2 Russia
Goals from Aleksandr Kokorin and Denis Cheryshev book-ended a measured but effective first Group 6 display by the visitors.

Russia's first UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 fixture went to plan, with Nikolai Pisarev's side picking up three points with a measured performance in Poland.

Aleksandr Kokorin put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes in Kielce, and while the woodwork was rattled at both ends following the interval, substitute Denis Cheryshev struck what proved to be the killer blow, beating Filip Kurto in the Poland goal for a second time.

Kokorin cannoned a shot into the goal off a post as Russia made a positive start, and Kurto had to make two important interventions during a cagey first period to stop the guests breaking through again. His opposite number Nikolai Zabolotni was busy after half-time, saving Mateusz Klich's shot before Michał Kucharczyk sped past him only to strike his shot against the post.

Dangerous on the break, Russia responded as Kokorin headed against the bar from a corner and they got the crucial second goal with 20 minutes to go, Cheryshev tidying up with a low shot after the ball spun loose from another corner. Captain Taras Burlak came within inches of a third, hitting a free-kick against the post. Russia visit Moldova next on 7 October, with Poland hosting Albania four days later.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.14CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Russia

Russia

1
KurtoFilip Kurto (GK)
1
ZabolotniNikolai Zabolotni (GK)
2
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
Substitution76
2
TsallagovIbragim Tsallagov
3
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak (C)
4
ChicherinNikita Chicherin
4
MalarczykPiotr Malarczyk
3
LogashovArseni Logashov
Yellow Card76
5
OleksyPaweł Oleksy
Yellow Card50
Substitution89
5
BurlakTaras Burlak (C)
6
TyminskiŁukasz Tyminski
6
KirillovYuri Kirillov
7
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
7
OzdoevMagomed Ozdoev
8
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
8
ShatovOleg Shatov
9
TeodorczykLukasz Teodorczyk
Substitution66
9
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
Goal13
Substitution81
10
KlichMateusz Klich
Yellow Card57
10
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev
Substitution88
11
KupiszTomasz Kupisz
11
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
Substitution58

Substitutes

12
SłowikJakub Słowik (GK)
12
FiltsovAleksandr Filtsov (GK)
13
SalamonBartosz Salamon
13
GrigoryevMaksim Grigoryev
Substitution81
14
WichtowskiMaciej Wichtowski
Substitution76
14
SmolovFedor Smolov
Substitution88
15
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
15
CheryshevDenis Cheryshev
Substitution58
Goal70
16
PrzybeckiMiłosz Przybecki
Substitution66
16
ZhestokovMaksim Zhestokov
17
AłdaśDamian Ałdaś
Substitution89
17
GatagovAlan Gatagov
18
MatrasMateusz Matras
18
EmelyanovRoman Emelyanov

Coach

Stefan Majewski (POL) Nikolai Pisarev (RUS)

Referee

Marius Avram (ROU)

Assistant referees

Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)

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