Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 07/06/2013 - 21:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Portugal - Russia
1-0
 

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Portugal go top as Postiga punishes Russia

Published: Saturday 8 June 2013
Portugal go top as Postiga punishes Russia
Portugal players rush to congratulate Hélder Postiga ©AFP/Getty Images

Hélder Postiga's early goal earned Portugal a key victory against Russia in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F which moved them two points clear of Fabio Capello's men, who have two games in hand on the hosts.

A defeat would have been a huge blow to Paulo Bento's side, and they knew they had it all to lose in Lisbon. However, Postiga's 26th international strike kept their noses in front before a trip to Northern Ireland on 6 September, the same day Russia host Luxembourg after visiting Belfast in August.

Match statistics

Portugal
Russia

1

Goals scored

0

12

Total attempts

6

4

Attempts on target

2

8

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

2

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Custódio (in) - Vieirinha (out) (Portugal)
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Luís Neto (Portugal) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    73
    Rúben Amorim (in) - Raul Meireles (out) (Portugal)
  • Substitution
    68
    Smolov (in) - Kerzhakov (out) (Russia)

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