Stadion Luzhniki - Moscow 16/10/2012 - 17:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Russia - Azerbaijan
1-0
 

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Russia leave it late to see off Azerbaijan

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 19.00CET
Russia leave it late to see off Azerbaijan
Roman Shirokov is congratulated after scoring the winner ©AFP/Getty Images

Though his team were given a stern test throughout, Roman Shirokov's penalty six minutes from time earned Russia a fourth consecutive victory in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F at the expense of Azerbaijan.

If anyone doubted Russia's credentials, those suspicions were dispelled when they overcame Portugal 1-0 on Friday. Building on that eye-catching win, the hosts dominated proceedings in Moscow and eventually broke Azerbaijan's brave resistance courtesy of Shirokov's late penalty.

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Akinfeev (GK)1K. Agayev (GK)
43
4Ignashevich4Shukurov (C)
7Denisov (C)7Javadov
32
9Kokorin8Chertoganov
84
11Kerzhakov
79
9Cihan Özkara
14V. Berezutski
57
10Subašić
63
15Shirokov
84
13Gokdemir
19Samedov
62
15Abışov
20Fayzulin
46
17Nadirov
38
46
22Eschenko18Medvedev
14
23D. Kombarov21Levin

Substitutes

12Gabulov (GK)12Nazirov (GK)
13Shunin (GK)23S. Agayev (GK)
2Grigoryev2Guseynov
3Granat3Nabiyev
5Yanbaev5Agaev
8Glushakov
46
6Naziri
10Dzagoev
79
11R. Aliyev
84
16Bilyaletdinov16C. Hüseynov
46
17Dzyuba19Amirguliyev
63
18Bystrov
62
21Tarasov

Coaches

Fabio Capello (ITA) Berti Vogts (GER)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Russia
Azerbaijan

1

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

2

7

Attempts on target

0

10

off target

2

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

4

2

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

21

16

Fouls suffered

5

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    84
    R. Aliyev (in) - Chertoganov (out) (Azerbaijan)
  • Goal
    84
    Shirokov (Russia) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Substitution
    79
    Dzagoev (in) - Kerzhakov (out) (Russia)
  • Substitution
    63
    Amirguliyev (in) - Subašić (out) (Azerbaijan)

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