Kokorin comes up trumps for Russia

Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.40CET
Russia 3-1 Moldova
Russia won for the second time in five days to keep the pressure on Romania in Group 1, with Aleksandr Kokorin scoring twice.
Kokorin comes up trumps for Russia
Aleksandr Kokorin, seen here in action for FC Dinamo Moskva, scored twice for Russia ©Getty Images

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RussiaMoldova

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts10
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
10

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Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.40CET

Kokorin comes up trumps for Russia

Russia 3-1 Moldova
Russia won for the second time in five days to keep the pressure on Romania in Group 1, with Aleksandr Kokorin scoring twice.

Russia won for the second time in five days to keep the pressure on Romania at the top of Group 1 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Kokorin opener
The home side beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 on Saturday and followed that up with a 3-1 win at the Arena Khimki to move level with fellow section leaders Romania on 15 points from six games. Igor Kolyvanov's troops effectively made sure of the points and their fourth straight win with three goals in the first half, prompted by the first of two for Aleksandr Kokorin when he turned in Pavel Yakovlev's cross in the fifth minute.

Balyaykin strike
FC Spartak Moskva winger Yakovlev also set up the second goal with 38 minutes gone when, following a fine run, he picked out Evgeni Balyaykin to register with a powerful strike. Kokorin then completed his double four minutes before the interval after fine work from PFC CSKA Moskva defender Georgi Schennikov. Dmitrii Vornisel provided a 62nd-minute response for the visitors, who saw off Andorra on Saturday, but it was not enough to stir a comeback.

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Last updated: 14/10/09 22.25CET

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Lineup

Russia

Russia

Moldova

Moldova

1Sergei Pesyakov (GK)1Maxim Copelciuc (GK)
2Aleksandr Kokorin
Goal5'
Goal41'
2Oleg Clonin
Substitution45'
3Sergei Morozov3Ştefan Caraulan
5Georgi Schennikov
Yellow Card86'
5Dumitru Bogdan
6Pavel Mochalin6Eugen Slivca
10Igor Gorbatenko
Substitution55'
7Artur Ionița (C)
11Pavel Mamaev (C)11Dmitrii Vornișel
Goal62'
13Evgeni Balyaykin
Goal38'
13Dumitru Berbinschi
14Fedor Smolov
Substitution46'
14Iuri Bondarciuc
Substitution46'
15Pavel Yakovlev
Substitution71'
16Eugen Sidorenco
Substitution71'
17Sergei Parshivlyuk
Yellow Card45+3'
17Alexandru Grosu

Substitutes

12Evgeni Pomazan (GK)12Anatol Chirinciuc (GK)
4Aleksandr Salughin
Substitution46'
4Alexandru Chiciuc
7Aleksei Ionov8Artur Patraș
Substitution46'
8Dmitri Ryzhov9Petru Leuca
9Aleksandr Prudnikov10Alexandru Dedov
Substitution45'
16Anton Sosnin
Substitution55'
15Vasile Carauş
Substitution71'
18Alan Gatagov
Substitution71'
18Ion Leagu

Coach

Igor Kolyvanov (RUS) Serghei Chirilov (MDA)

Referee

Luc Wouters (BEL)

Assistant referees

Michaël Keyen (BEL), Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Philippe Flament (BEL)

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