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Bazelyuk double helps Russia sink Slovenia

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 16.55CET
Russia 2-1 Slovenia
Nikolai Pisarev's side join Bulgaria at the top of Group 2 after Konstantin Bazelyuk helped them come from behind to beat the point-less visitors.
by Shuvaev Evgen
from Arena Khimki
Bazelyuk double helps Russia sink Slovenia
Two-goal Konstantin Bazelyuk rises above Slovenia's Luka Krajnc ©Evgeny Mokrousov/Sportarchiv

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Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 16.55CET

Bazelyuk double helps Russia sink Slovenia

Russia 2-1 Slovenia
Nikolai Pisarev's side join Bulgaria at the top of Group 2 after Konstantin Bazelyuk helped them come from behind to beat the point-less visitors.

Russia made it two wins from two in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 but were forced to come from behind to defeat a Slovenia side who finished with ten men.

After they opened with a 1-0 home loss to Estonia, little was expected of Tomaž Kavčič's Slovenians in Khimki, but they went ahead through Haris Vučkič's 56th-minute strike. Konstantin Bazelyuk responded almost immediately before snatching the winner four minutes from the end, though there was still time for Žiga Kous to receive a second yellow card.

Off the back of a 3-0 victory in Andorra in March, the hosts were on the front foot in the first half. Vladimir Obukhov saw a dangerous effort saved by Ažbe Jug, before the Slovenia No1 denied Aleksandr Kozlov after the forward's solo run.

The visitors shocked the home crowd after the break, though, as Matej Pučko's cross from the left was met by captain Vučkič who put Slovenia in front. However, the lead did not last: three minutes later Bazelyuk dived low to head Pavel Mogilevets's ball in for the equaliser.

Jug kept out substitute Andrei Panyukov as Slovenia sought to hang onto a first point of qualifying, only for Bazelyuk to drive in the clincher from range with 86 minutes on the clock. Nikolai Pisarev's team join Bulgaria on six points at the top of the section.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.10CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
BaburinEgor Baburin (GK)
1
JugAžbe Jug (GK)
2
TenPetr Ten
2
KousŽiga Kous
Yellow Card84
Red Card89
3
ZuevIlya Zuev
4
BlažičMiha Blažič
4
NikitinAleksei Nikitin (C)
6
KrajncLuka Krajnc
5
GolubevDmitri Golubev
7
ŠporarAndraž Šporar
Substitution72
6
ObukhovVladimir Obukhov
Substitution74
9
VučkičHaris Vučkič (C)
Goal56
Substitution87
7
SolomatinPavel Solomatin
Substitution46
10
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Yellow Card82
8
EmelyanovRoman Emelyanov
11
PučkoMatej Pučko
9
KozlovAleksandr Kozlov
Substitution79
13
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
10
MogilevetsPavel Mogilevets
14
VrhovecBlaž Vrhovec
Yellow Card63
11
BazelyukKonstantin Bazelyuk
Goal59
Goal86
16
ŽibertUrban Žibert
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
Leonov Artem Leonov (GK)
12
CotmanAljaž Cotman (GK)
13
An. VasilyevAndrei Vasilyev
3
JanžaErik Janža
14
MiranchukAleksei Miranchuk
Substitution74
5
DobrovoljcGaber Dobrovoljc
15
KnyazevIvan Knyazev
8
BenedičičŽan Benedičič
Substitution62
Yellow Card73
16
LambarskiIgor Lambarski
15
ZajcMiha Zajc
Substitution72
Yellow Card90+3
17
SolovyevIvan Solovyev
Substitution79
17
BratanovičElvis Bratanovič
18
PanyukovAndrei Panyukov
Substitution46
21
DerviševićAmir Dervišević
Substitution87

Coach

Nikolai Pisarev (RUS) Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)

Referee

Peter Kralović (SVK)

Assistant referees

Radomir Sluk (SVK), Miroslav Benko (SVK)

Fourth official

Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)

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