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Russia run rings round Liechtenstein

Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 20.45CET
Russia 4-0 Liechtenstein
Two own goals paved the way as Fabio Capello's side got off to a comfortable start in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group G.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Arena Khimki

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Match statistics

RussiaLiechtenstein

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)63
 
37
Total attempts31
 
4
on target10
 
1
off target13
 
2
blocked8
 
1
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners10
 
1
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
11

Standings

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Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 20.45CET

Russia run rings round Liechtenstein

Russia 4-0 Liechtenstein
Two own goals paved the way as Fabio Capello's side got off to a comfortable start in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group G.

• Two own goals put Russia into the ascendancy
• Artem Dzyuba gets his first goal for his country
• Just over 11,000 fans cheer Russia to victory in Khimki
Liechtenstein's Mario Frick plays international football as a 40-year-old
• Next games: Liechtenstein v Montenegro, Sweden v Russia (9 October)

Two own goals helped guide Russia towards a 4-0 victory, with Liechtenstein's resistance crumbling after the break in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 Group G fixture.

Russia took the lead after just four minutes when Sergei Ignashevich's free-kick took a decisive deflection off Martin Büchel to beat Peter Jehle, but they were unable to add to their advantage until after the interval. Franz Burgmeier was the fall guy as he inadvertently scored Russia's second, and Mario Frick – playing a day after his 40th birthday – gave away a penalty for the third, before Artem Dzyuba made it 4-0.

After that early gift from Büchel, Russia had a monopoly on possession, but poor finishing from Aleksandr Kokorin and Denis Cheryshev let them down as the hosts went into the break only 1-0 up. However, they were relieved five minutes after the restart, Burgmeier turning the ball into his own net after Jehle just about managed to block an Alan Dzagoev shot.

Dmitri Kombarov then converted a spot kick, low into the bottom corner, for Russia's third before his FC Spartak Moskva team-mate Dzyuba marked his first appearance since August 2013 with his maiden international goal, a tap-in following excellent work from Kokorin down the right flank.

Last updated: 03/06/15 4.55CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013828/postmatch/report/index.html#russia+trounce+liechtenstein

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
Substitution72
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
2
SmolnikovIgor Smolnikov
5
QuintansIvan Quintans
Substitution87
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
6
A. ChristenAndreas Christen
Substitution64
8
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
8
WieserSandro Wieser
Yellow Card19
9
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
10
M. FrickMario Frick (C)
Yellow Card27
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution64
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Goal50
11
A. KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution46
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Goal4
14
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski (C)
15
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
18
CheryshevDenis Cheryshev
18
HaslerNicolas Hasler
19
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
21
SalanovicDennis Salanovic
23
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
Goal54
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino
Substitution73

Substitutes

16
RebrovArtem Rebrov (GK)
12
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
12
LodyginYuri Lodygin (GK)
Substitution72
7
ErnePhilippe Erne
3
ParshivlyukSergei Parshivlyuk
9
KühneSimon Kühne
5
SemenovAndrei Semenov
14
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution64
6
KanunnikovMaksim Kanunnikov
16
ErisBurak Eris
7
OzdoevMagomed Ozdoev
Substitution64
17
GubserRobin Gubser
Substitution73
13
GranatVladimir Granat
20
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
Substitution87
15
PolozDmitri Poloz
17
ShatovOleg Shatov
20
FayzulinViktor Fayzulin
21
IonovAleksei Ionov
22
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
Substitution46
Goal65

Coach

Fabio Capello (ITA) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Yves De Neve (BEL), Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Laurent Conotte (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Jonathan Lardot (BEL), Erik Lambrechts (BEL)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution