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Qualifying round - Group F

Russia - Luxembourg
4-1
 

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Luxembourg left in wake of four-goal Russia

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 19.40CET
Russia 4-1 Luxembourg
Aleksandr Kokorin scored twice – the first Russia's fastest ever – as Fabio Capello's team revived their Group F campaign after successive defeats.
by Dmitri Rogovitski
Luxembourg left in wake of four-goal Russia
Russia's exciting young striker Aleksandr Kokorin hit two first-half goals ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Russia
Luxembourg

4

Goals scored

1

14

Total attempts

11

7

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

5

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

4

4

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1Akinfeev (GK)1Joubert (GK)
4Ignashevich9Da Mota
7Denisov (C)10Payal
67
9Kokorin
1
36
46
11Bensi
77
11Kerzhakov
60
13Joachim (C)
90
13Granat14Laterza
15Shirokov
82
16Philipps
18Bystrov
68
18Jans
20Fayzulin19Jänisch
22Kozlov20Turpel
60
23D. Kombarov22Gerson
66

Substitutes

16Ryzhikov (GK)12Oberweis (GK)
12Gabulov (GK)2Delgado
2Anyukov5Malget
3Schennikov6Peters
66
5Ryazantsev
82
7Luisi
77
6Dyakov8Bastos
60
8Glushakov15Bukvic
10Dzagoev
14Ionov
46
19Samedov
68
90+3
24Shatov
25Smolov

Coaches

Fabio Capello (ITA) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Press kits

Standings

  
Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 19.40CET

Luxembourg left in wake of four-goal Russia

Russia 4-1 Luxembourg
Aleksandr Kokorin scored twice – the first Russia's fastest ever – as Fabio Capello's team revived their Group F campaign after successive defeats.

Russia eased past Luxembourg in a rain-drenched early kick-off to take pole position in Group F.

FC Dinamo Moskva's Aleksandr Kokorin was the star, hitting a first-half double – the opener inside 20 seconds, Russia's fastest ever goal – to send his team on their way to a routine win in a match that was delayed for an hour due to heavy rain. Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Aleksandr Samedov added further efforts after the break to negate Aurélien Joachim's late response for the visitors.

Following back-to-back defeats against Portugal and, last month, Northern Ireland, Russia fans were looking for a positive response from their team and got it with only 19 seconds on the clock. A searching ball from the back was headed into Kokorin's path by Kerzhakov, and the striker stayed cool to lob stranded goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert with his first touch.

At a 36th-minute free-kick, Kokorin's glancing header found its way inside a post to further strengthen Russia's grip on the game, before Kerzhakov poached a third on the hour, nipping in front of Joubert to redirect Sergei Ignashevitch's headed effort.

Luxembourg captain Joachim pulled a goal back in the final minute, but substitute Samedov cemented a hectic final period by restoring Russia's three-goal advantage in added time.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.39CET

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