Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 30/10/2008 - 15:00CET (17:00 local time) - Spartak - Nalchik
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Aggregate: 4-4 Russia win on away goals 

Russia - Scotland 1-2 - 30/10/2008 - Match page - UEFA Women's EURO 2009

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Relieved Russia hold out to qualify

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 19.45CET
Russia 1-2 Scotland (agg: 4-4, Russia win on away goals)
Pauline Hamill struck twice in the second half for Scotland but it was not enough to prevent Russia qualifying for next summer's finals.
by Dmitri Rogovitsky
Relieved Russia hold out to qualify
Elena Fomina and her Russia team-mates will play in next summer's finals in Finland ©www.womenfootball.ru

Match statistics

RussiaScotland

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 19.45CET

Relieved Russia hold out to qualify

Russia 1-2 Scotland (agg: 4-4, Russia win on away goals)
Pauline Hamill struck twice in the second half for Scotland but it was not enough to prevent Russia qualifying for next summer's finals.

Russia withstood a tremendous Scotland comeback in Nalchik to qualify for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ on away goals.

Own goal decisive
Having trailed twice in Edinburgh on Sunday before winning the first leg of this play-off 3-2, Russia increased their aggregate lead on 20 minutes when Scotland defender Ifeoma Dieke turned the ball into her own net. However, the visitors were not overawed by needing to find three goals, and two strikes from their double scorer of the weekend, Pauline Hamill, gave them hope. In the end, though, Russia survived as the Scots finished agonisingly short of their first women's finals.

Russia lead
Scotland were able to welcome back prolific striker Julie Fleeting, suspended for the home leg, while Russia had midfielder Valentina Savchenkova serving a ban and also left out Elena Morozova in favour of Olga Petrova and Olga Sergaeva. The first half was even but Russia got a break when Petrova's cross from the left was inadvertently turned in by Dieke. Within 13 minutes Scotland nearly levelled, Anna Kozhnikova clearing the ball off the line as it looked to be creeping in.

Comeback in vain
After the interval Scotland continued to push and in the 64th minute a Hamill free-kick gave her side hope. With five minutes to go, the same player put the away team in front on the day with a header, yet that elusive third goal did not come and in the dying seconds Russia substitutes Olga Letyushova and Natalia Barbashina hit the post. Their side can now look forward to the 18 November draw and a trip to Finland next summer.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.21CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Scotland

Scotland

1
ToduaElvira Todua (GK)
1
FayGemma Fay (GK)
19
TsybutovichKsenia Tsybutovich
4
DiekeIfeoma Dieke
Goal20
Yellow Card88
21
SuslovaElena Suslova
5
KerrMichelle Kerr
16
SergaevaOlga Sergaeva
14
L. RossLeanne Ross
7
ShmachkovaOksana Shmachkova
3
BeattieJennifer Beattie
Goal85
3
KozhnikovaAnna Kozhnikova
6
LoveJoanne Love
5
SkotnikovaTatiana Skotnikova (C)
Yellow Card83
9
SneddonMegan Sneddon
9
FominaElena Fomina
Yellow Card90+2
10
FleetingJulie Fleeting (C)
15
PetrovaOlga Petrova
13
GrantSuzanne Grant
Substitution62
10
KurochkinaOlesya Kurochkina
Substitution90+1
11
HamillPauline Hamill
Goal64
17
MokshanovaNatalia Mokshanova
Substitution60
8
LittleKim Little

Substitutes

22
KochnevaElena Kochneva (GK)
12
HutchesonJoanna Hutcheson (GK)
6
PertsevaNatalia Pertseva
17
BrownFrankie Brown
30
PoryadinaOlga Poryadina
15
FergusonJulie Ferguson
14
KharchenkoNadezhda Kharchenko
2
JonesRhonda Jones
25
SochnevaEkaterina Sochneva
16
McdonaldAmy Mcdonald
11
LetyushovaOlga Letyushova
Substitution90+1
7
McbrideKirsty Mcbride
20
BarbashinaNatalia Barbashina
Substitution60
18
N.RossNatalie Ross
Substitution62

Coach

Igor Shalimov (RUS) Anna Signeul (SWE)

Referee

Gyöngyi Gaál (HUN)

Assistant referees

Judit Kulcsár (HUN), Brigitta Makkosne Petz (HUN)

Fourth official

Nadezhda Ulyanovskaya (RUS)

Legend:

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