Away win keeps Russia in contention

Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 9.45CET
Poland 1-4 Russia
Natalia Mokshanova scored twice as Russia kept their slender hopes of winning Group 6 alive when they conclude against Norway on Thursday.
Away win keeps Russia in contention
A Russia fan cheers on her team ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PolandRussia

Goals scored1
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts1
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 9.45CET

Away win keeps Russia in contention

Poland 1-4 Russia
Natalia Mokshanova scored twice as Russia kept their slender hopes of winning Group 6 alive when they conclude against Norway on Thursday.
Natalia Mokshanova scored twice as Russia overpowered Poland 4-1 in Kutno to keep their slender hopes of winning UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 6 alive when they complete the section at home to leaders Norway on Thursday.

Patient visitors
Although the match finished with an emphatic 4-1 scoreline, it took the visitors 52 minutes to break the deadlock when Valentina Savchenkova found the net. One became two six minutes later as Mokshanova scored her first, and Nadezhda Kharchenko added to Russia's tally in the 72nd. Poland pulled one back in the 78th minute, although Mokshanova had the final say when dispatching a penalty soon after to complete the scoring, ending the home teams' own mathematic hopes of reaching the play-offs in October.

Firm favourites
The win moves Russia on to 18 points, three behind Norway ahead of their decider in Krasnoarmeysk. Having won the corresponding fixture 3-0 in Stavanger last October, Norway are firm favourites to automatically advance to the finals in Finland and would do so if they do not to lose by four goals on Thursday. The second-placed team will enter the play-offs. "Everything is going to plan," Shalimov told uefa.com after the match. "We are only three points behind Norway. We will play this team on 2 October and this game will show how much we have progressed."

Last updated: 28/09/08 15.24CET

Related information

Lineup

Poland

Poland

Russia

Russia

12Izabela Godzinska (GK)1Elvira Todua (GK)
11Alicja Pawlak
Substitution63'
30Olga Poryadina
Yellow Card47'
6Paulina Rytwińska
Goal83'
19Ksenia Tsybutovich
8Zustyna Nazarczyk16Olga Sergaeva
14Natalia Chudzik7Oksana Shmachkova
10Agata Tarczyńska8Valentina Savchenkova
Goal53'
2Natasza Górnicka
Yellow Card27'
9Elena Fomina
Substitution77'
20Patrycja Pożerska5Tatiana Skotnikova (C)
4Marta Stobba23Elena Morozova
Substitution46'
9Anna Żelazko (C)
Substitution86'
17Natalia Mokshanova
Goal58'
Goal85'
15Agnieszka Winczo
Substitution60'
11Olga Letyushova
Substitution46'

Substitutes

1Daria Antończyk (GK)12Elena Kochneva (GK)
16Daria Kasperska
Substitution63'
25Ekaterina Sochneva
18Anna Gawrońska
Substitution60'
3Anna Kozhnikova
Substitution77'
17Anna Sznyrowska
Substitution86'
14Nadezhda Kharchenko
Substitution46'
Goal81'
13Agnieszka Karcz20Natalia Barbashina
Substitution46'
19Hanna Olszańska10Olesya Kurochkina
7Joanna Płonowska6Natalia Pertseva

Coach

Jan Stepczak (POL) Igor Shalimov (RUS)

Referee

Claudine Brohet (BEL)

Assistant referees

Ella De Vries (BEL), Leen Martens (BEL)

Fourth official

Katarzyna Nadolska (POL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Poland

    Poland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Ukraine, 25 August 2010
  • Russia

    Russia

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