Russia make it through the rain

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 3.00CET
Latvia 0-4 Russia
Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough Group 1 away win in rain-soaked Latvia.
Russia make it through the rain
Dmitri Ryzhov scored Russia's third of the night ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LatviaRussia

Goals scored0
4
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts15
 
17
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
11
Fouls committed9
 
6

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Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 3.00CET

Russia make it through the rain

Latvia 0-4 Russia
Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough Group 1 away win in rain-soaked Latvia.

Russia atoned for their 1-0 defeat in the Faroe Islands last time out with a deceptively tough UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1 away win against Latvia.

Sucker punch
The 4-0 scoreline did scant justice to the home team, who made the better start in torrential rain with Vadims Žulevs having a shot saved by Sergei Pesyakov before Aleksandrs Gramovics tested the Russia goalkeeper with a long-range effort. However, Latvia were undone after 17 minutes as Jevgenijs Kazura deflected Fedor Smolov's cross into his own net and fell 2-0 behind eleven minutes later, FC Spartak Moskva striker Pavel Yakovlev meeting Evgeny Balyaykin's cross at the far post.

Magnanimous coach
The FC Rubin Kazan midfielder set up Russia's third after the break for Dmitri Ryzhov and while Latvia picked up the pace, they were undone again in the 54th minute as Vadims Gaiļus's mistake allowed Yakovlev to steal in, crossing for Igor Gorbatenko to complete the scoring. "We won 4-0 but it was a close match and the game could have finished with a completely different scoreline," Russia coach Igor Kolyvanov told uefa.com. His side visit Andorra on Tuesday with Latvia facing the Faroe Islands a day later.

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Last updated: 09/09/09 18.05CET

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Lineup

Latvia

Latvia

Russia

Russia

1Kaspars Ikstens (GK)1Sergei Pesyakov (GK)
4Jevgēņijs Kazura
Goal17'
2Anton Vlasov
5Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)5Georgi Schennikov
7Vadims Žulevs
Substitution59'
8Pavel Mamaev (C)
Yellow Card76'
8Aleksandrs Gramovičs9Dmitri Ryzhov
Goal48'
Substitution56'
10Edgars Gauračs10Igor Gorbatenko
Goal54'
13Vadims Gaiļus
Substitution58'
11Pavel Yakovlev
Goal28'
Substitution62'
14Toms Mežs13Evgeni Balyaykin
15Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis14Fedor Smolov
Substitution76'
16Artjoms Rudņevs
Substitution76'
16Evgeni Makeev
18Ritvars Rugins17Sergei Parshivlyuk

Substitutes

12Artūrs Vaičulis (GK)12Evgeni Pomazan (GK)
2Deniss Petrenko3Aleksandr Prudnikov
Substitution56'
3Staņislavs Pihockis
Substitution58'
4Pavel Mochalin
6Igors Tarasovs6Alan Gatagov
Substitution62'
9Artjoms Osipovs
Substitution59'
7Aleksei Ionov
11Daniils Turkovs
Substitution76'
15Anton Sosnin
17Deniss Tarasovs18Aleksandr Kokorin
Substitution76'

Coach

Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA) Igor Kolyvanov (RUS)

Referee

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

Assistant referees

Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Bülent Gökcü (TUR)

Fourth official

Serkan Cinar (TUR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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  • Latvia

    Latvia

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