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Russia win keeps pressure on

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2008, 13.33CET
Russia 3-1 Austria
Russia kept alive their hopes of automatic qualification with a win that severely diminshed Austria's play-off ambitions.
Russia win keeps pressure on
Russia are aiming to catch Norway in Group 6 ©uefa.com 1998-2012. All rights reserved.

Match statistics

RussiaAustria

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2008, 13.33CET

Russia win keeps pressure on

Russia 3-1 Austria
Russia kept alive their hopes of automatic qualification with a win that severely diminshed Austria's play-off ambitions.
Russia kept alive their hopes of automatic UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualification with a home win that severely diminshed Austria's ambitions of reaching the play-offs.

Norway race
Two goals from Natalia Mokshanova either side of an Olga Petrova strike put the home side in control with just half an hour gone and although Nina Aigner pulled one back, Austria rarely looked like reducing the deficit further. Russia were already sure of at least a play-off place and will now definitely finish in the top two of Group 6. But to head the pool and move straight into the finals in Finland, Russia must win in Poland on 27 September and then defeat leaders Norway in Krasnoarmeysk five days later by a better scoreline than 3-0.

Early goals
Austria knew a win would give them a great chance of finishing as one of the four best third-placed teams, earning a play-off place, and on three minutes Aigner pounced on a Maria Dyatchkova back-pass but Russia goalkeeper Elvira Todua rushed off her line to block. Within two minutes Russia were ahead, Olga Letyushova's header teeing up Mokshanova. In the 25th minute the lead doubled when Petrova turned in Elena Morozova's cross at the far post and then Mokshanova made it three from close range.

Win sealed
Aigner gave Austria hope after making the most of a wonderful pass from Elisabeth Tieber, but Russia remained in total control; coming close after the break through Petrova and Mokshanova, who also was denied her hat-trick late on when she hit the post. Austria, whose fixtures are complete, will finish third in the group if Poland do not beat Russia next month but to reach October's play-offs they also need Slovakia to defeat Scotland narrowly in Group 5 on 28 September and Greece to overhaul Slovenia in Group 3.

Last updated: 29/01/12 8.21CET

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Lineup

Russia

Russia

Austria

Austria

2Maria Dyachkova
Substitution46'
14Nina Aigner (C)
Goal33'
11Olga Letyushova
Substitution64'
10Nina Burger
17Natalia Mokshanova
Goal5'
Goal29'
9Marion Gröbner
9Elena Morozova4Marlies Hanschitz
6Natalia Pertseva1Birgit Leitner (GK)
15Olga Petrova
Goal25'
7Carina Wenninger
8Valentina Savchenkova5Kathrin Höllmüller
Substitution46'
16Olga Sergaeva3Susanna Höller
Substitution46'
5Tatiana Skotnikova (C)
Substitution72'
6Elisabeth Tieber
1Elvira Todua (GK)2Ines Ruiss
19Ksenia Tsybutovich8Nadine Prohaska
Substitution76'

Substitutes

20Natalia Barbashina
Substitution64'
17Maria Gstöttner
Substitution76'
25Elena Fomina
Substitution72'
16Birgit Gumpenberger
3Anna Kozhnikova13Susanna Gahleitner
Substitution46'
10Olesya Kurochkina15Doris Adamovics
Substitution46'
7Oksana Shmachkova21Sarah Grossmann (GK)
12Elena Kochneva (GK)
23Olga Poryadina
Substitution46'

Coach

Igor Shalimov (RUS) Ernst Weber (AUT)

Referee

Eva Ödlund (SWE)

Assistant referees

Susanne Borg (SWE), Asa Olsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Russia

    Russia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Republic of Ireland, 21 August 2010
  • Austria

    Austria

    Next match womensworldcup: v England, 21 August 2010
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