Stadion Luzhniki - Moscow 12/10/2012 - 17:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Russia - Portugal
1-0
 

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Kerzhakov edges Russia past Portugal

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 19.15CET
Russia 1-0 Portugal
Aleksandr Kerzhakov scored the only goal after just six minutes as Russia made it three wins from three in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F.
by Mikhail Malkin
Kerzhakov edges Russia past Portugal
Aleksandr Kerzhakov celebrates scoring the game's only goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Russia
Portugal

1

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

15

4

Attempts on target

6

3

off target

6

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

7

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

15

12

Fouls suffered

13

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Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 21:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 19.15CET

Kerzhakov edges Russia past Portugal

Russia 1-0 Portugal
Aleksandr Kerzhakov scored the only goal after just six minutes as Russia made it three wins from three in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov's sixth-minute strike proved sufficient as Russia earned a slender 1-0 win at home against Portugal.

The hosts could hardly have dreamt of a better start. Kerzhakov found himself one on one with Rui Patrício after a lovely pass from his FC Zenit St Petersburg team-mate Roman Shirokov and sent the keeper the wrong way.

Portugal pushed hard in response and after Cristiano Ronaldo and Hélder Postiga missed the target, the visitors had a great chance to equalise. Miguel Veloso's 15th-minute free-kick from the right was met by a Bruno Alves header that caused problems for Igor Akinfeev. Kerzhakov almost doubled his tally before the interval, but fired wide from eight metres after taking advantage of some slack Portuguese marking.

Portugal took the initiative in the second half, but the Russian defence were faultless, quickly snuffing out any danger. The hosts counterattacked well, but Denis Glushakov's shot from the edge of the area was straight at Patrício. Portugal did their best for the remainder of the half to salvage a point in Moscow, but failed to create any clear-cut opportunities and could not prevent Russia making it nine points from nine in Group F.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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