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Russia's Kerzhakov pegs back South Korea

Published: Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1.00CET
Russia's Kerzhakov pegs back South Korea
Aleksandr Kerzhakov (right) celebrates his equaliser ©Getty Images

Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck three minutes after coming on as Russia opened their FIFA World Cup account with a 1-1 draw against South Korea.

Surprisingly overlooked as Fabio Capello opted for Aleksandr Kokorin in his starting XI, Kerzhakov showed his striker's instinct when a clearance ricocheted off Andrei Eschenko 16 minutes from time. He was on it in a flash, swivelling round and driving in, much to the relief of Igor Akinfeev, who had a moment to forget when he conceded Keun-Ho Lee's opening goal six minutes earlier. Neither side could find a winner.

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Standings

Last updated: 18/06/2014 02:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Russia
Korea Republic

1

Goals scored

1

11

Total attempts

8

5

Attempts on target

5

4

off target

2

4

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

0

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Koo Ja-Cheol (Korea Republic) is booked.
  • Substitution
    84
    Kim Bo-Kyung (in) - Son Heung-Min (out) (Korea Republic)
  • Goal
    74
    Kerzhakov (Russia) scores!
    He has only been on the pitch for three minutes but Aleksandr Kerzhakov has scored already, showing his striker's instinct when a clearance ricocheted off Andrei Eschenko and into his vicinity five metres out. He is on it in a flash, swivelling round and driving in.
  • Substitution
    73
    Hwang (in) - Jeon-ho (out) (Korea Republic)

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