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

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
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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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Portugal

Portugal

1Igor Akinfeev (GK)12Rui Patrício (GK)
2Aleksandr Anyukov2Bruno Alves
4Sergei Ignashevich3Pepe
7Igor Denisov (C)4Miguel Veloso
Yellow Card43
9Aleksandr Kokorin
Yellow Card90+3
5Fábio Coentrão
Substitution20
11Aleksandr Kerzhakov
Goal6
Substitution65
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
14Vasili Berezutski8João Moutinho
15Roman Shirokov
Yellow Card89
15Rúben Micael
Substitution67
18Vladimir Bystrov
Substitution83
17Nani
20Viktor Fayzulin
Substitution46
21João Pereira
23Dmitri Kombarov23Hélder Postiga
Substitution75

Substitutes

12Vladimir Gabulov (GK)22Beto (GK)
13Anton Shunin (GK)1Eduardo (GK)
3Vladimir Granat6Custódio
5Renat Yanbaev9Pizzi
6Aleksei Berezutski10Rúben Amorim
8Denis Glushakov
Substitution46
11Nélson Oliveira
10Alan Dzagoev13Sereno
16Diniyar Bilyaletdinov14Luís Neto
17Artem Dzyuba16Raul Meireles
19Aleksandr Samedov
Substitution83
18Silvestre Varela
Substitution67
21Dmitri Tarasov19Miguel Lopes
Substitution20
22Andrei Eschenko
Substitution65
20Éder
Substitution75

Coach

Fabio Capello (ITA) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), György Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Németh (HUN)

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

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