Monday May 26, 2014 Friendlies Finished Petrovskiy

Russia 1 - 0 Slovakia

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  1. World Cup - Late goal from Kerzhakov hands Russia win over Slovakia

    World Cup - Late goal from Kerzhakov hands Russia win over Slovakia

    A late goal from Aleksandr Kerzhakov gave a Russia a 1-0 win over Slovakia in their World Cup warm-up match. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Russia
    • Slovakia
    • 90'+3 And that is full-time, it finishes 1-0 to Russia courtesy of Kerzhakov's late header.
    • 90'+1 Sestak goes close to getting his shot away from close range but his effort is blocked.
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 88' Kanunnikov tries a through ball but Kerzhakov is caught offside.
    • 86' Russia are good value for their lead having created more chances than a defensive Slovakia overall.
    • 84' Russia make another change with Mogilevets on for Fayzulin.
    • 82' GOAL! Kerzhakov heads into the bottom corner from close range, a good finish after Maksim Kanunnikov's cross.
    • 80' Kerzhakov wins a corner off Durica on the right hand side. Kombarov's corner is cleared away though.
    • 79' 11 minutes to go and it looks like being a 0-0 unless the home side can improve in the final third.
    • 77' Mak goes on a good run on the rigth and flashes a cross across goal but there is no-one there to convert.
    • 76' Cikos is on for Hubocan for the visitors.
    • 75' Ionov also comes on for the home side as Russia make their fifth change.
    • 73' Kerzhakov and sub keeper Ludygov are on for Russia.
    • 72' Corner to Russia after Durrica blocks Kozlov's cross from the right. Kombarov's outswinging corner goes out for a throw in.
    • 70' Kozlov's cross from the right is flicked wide by Kanunnikov from close range, should have found the target from there.
    • 68' The Russians will have to show more intent if they are to get a result in the World Cup group game with Belgium, who play Luxermbourg in a friendly this evening.
    • 67' Russia look like they are runing out of ideas. Capello has his arms folded and looks like he is going to make another change.
    • 65' Salata is on for the visitors in place of the ineffective Pecovsky.
    • 63' Shatov makes a Paul Scholes-like run towards the edge of the box but slices his shot wide
    • 62' Denisov's first-time cross from the right is cleared, that was a dangerous delivery.
    • 60' Nemec goes off and is replaced by Sylvestr.
    • 58' Stoch is waiting to tap the ball in at the far post bt the cross fails to reach him, that was a good chance for the visitors.
    • 57' Kokorin finds the net with a neat first-time finish but is flagged off-side.
    • 55' The second half has been scrappy so far.
    • 53' Kannunikov is lucky to escape a booking for a crunching late challenge.
    • 51' Kannunikov beats hits man in the edge of the area but is muscled off the ball before he can get a shot away.
    • 50' Pekarik concedes a needless corner by heading the ball out despite being under no pressure. Kombarov's delivery is cleared though.
    • 48' Stoch tries a curling effort from the edge of the box but the keeper gathers comfortably.
    • 47' Russia's next assignment is a friendly with Norway on Saturday.
    • 45' Shatov immediately wins a corner on the left. It is played short but Russia lose the ball.
    • 16:03 Kannunikov and Eschenko are on for the Russians as the second half gets underway.
    • 45'+1 And that is half-time, its 0-0 between Russia and Slovakia..
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 43' Nemec wins a free-kick on the edge of the box after Denisov trips him. Weiss looks like he will take it, but Stoch steps up and his low effort is saved.
    • 41' That man Nemec again, in the absence of Hamsik, tries a curling effort from the edge of the box but its well wide.
    • 39' Godd cross from the right towards Nemec but he cannot get his head to the ball with two defenders surrounding him.
    • 37' Mak brushes off his marker and is through on goal but his shot is straight at the keeper, what a chance.
    • 36' Russia have a corner which Kombarov will take but the visitors head it away.
    • 35' Nemec tries to make amends with an ambitious effort from 30 yards that he lashes over, what a waste.
    • 34' A hospital pass from Slovakia across their defence and then Nemec concedes a foul in his own half.
    • 32' Durica goes down under a challenge from Fayzulin and gets the foul. He gingerly gets to his feet.
    • 31' Dzagoev ghosts behind his marker but is caught off-side.
    • 29' Russia are starting to dominate led by Shatov's creativity.
    • 28' Shatov has space on the edge of the box but his curling effort is inches over the bar, he should have done better.
    • 27' Good save from the keeper to parry Kokorin's shot from a tight angle on the right side of the area.
    • 25' Nice skill from Shatov to flick the ball over his shoulder. The cross eventually reaches the box from Fayzulin but the keeper punches it away.
    • 23' Dzagoev tries to thread the ball through to Kokorin but the keeper gathers.
    • 22' The visitors have looked defensively solid as they clear another cross from the right, Kokorin is looking isolated.
    • 20' Approaching the midway point of the first-half and Slovakia are more than holding their own.
    • 18' Dzagoev has a low shot from outside the box which has some curl but is comfortable for the keeper.
    • 16' Capello looks frustrated as Kokorin was fouled in the box but the ref says no penalty.
    • 14' Stoch's shot from the edge of the box is blocked, he has looked impressive so far.
    • 13' A dangerous free-kick for the visitors but as the ball comes in Nemec is caught off-side.
    • 11' The Russians have made a nervy start here despite vocal support from the crowd.
    • 10' Weiss with another darting run but he is tackled on the edge of the box.
    • 8' Fantastic run by Weiss who beat two players before his deflected shot was tipped wide by the keeper.
    • 7' Vladimir Weiss tries a through ball but Adam Nemec is flagged offside for the visitors.
    • 5' Faizulin tries his luck with a first-time shot from the edge of the box that goes well over.
    • 2' Mark Clattenberg is the ref for today's friendly.
    • 15:00 Russia gets the game underway in their maroon shirts.
    • 14:56 SLOVAKIA: Mucha, Durica, Pekarik, Hubocan, Stoch, Mak, Pecovsky, Weiss, Nemec, Kiss, Gyömbér …Subs: Dubravka, Cikos, Salata, Guede, Sestak, Jendrisek, Sylvestr.
    • 14:55 There is five minutes till kick-off in Russia..
    • 14:50 Russia have announced their line-up of: Akinfeev, Yeshchenko, Ignashevich, Berezutskiy, Samedov, Kombarov, Denisov, Shatov, Faizulin, Dzagoev, Kokorin…Subs: Ryzhikon, Lodigin, Kozlov, Shennikov, Glshakov, Ionov, Zhirkov, Kerzhakov, Cheryshev.
    • 14:45 There is no Marek Hamsik for the visitors today.
    • 14:40 Slovakia finished third in their World Cup qualifying group to miss out on the tournament in Brazil
    • 14:35 Aleksandr Kerzhakov is the man to watch for the home side today with 15 goals in 11 Russia Premier League games for Zenit St Petersburg. He is the only player in Russia's 30-man squad to have been involved in their last World Cup in 2002.
    • 14:31 But the Russians have not been as defensively solid in recent games with just one clean sheet in their last six matches.
    • 14:25 Russia were brilliant in World Cup qualifying and topped their group ahead of Portugal - scoring 20 goals and conceding just five.
    • 14:20 The Slovakians have kept just four clean sheets in 15 games so Capello's men should be confident of finding the net.
    • 14:15 Slovakia should give the Russians a stern test in St Petersberg today with an attack boasting Marek Hamsik, Miroslav Stoch and Robert Vittek.
    • 14:10 Russia are confident going into the World Cup with a group that features Belgium, Algeria and South Korea.
    • 14:05 Fabio Capello's men are undefeated at home in 18 games but Slovakia did beat them 1-0 in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to live commentary of this World Cup warm up match between Russia and Slovakia. Kickoff is at 15:00 GMT.
  • Summary

    • 82' GOAL! Kerzhakov heads into the bottom corner from close range, a good finish after Maksim Kanunnikov's cross.
    • 70' Kozlov's cross from the right is flicked wide by Kanunnikov from close range, should have found the target from there.
    • 63' Shatov makes a Paul Scholes-like run towards the edge of the box but slices his shot wide
    • 57' Kokorin finds the net with a neat first-time finish but is flagged off-side.
    • 43' Nemec wins a free-kick on the edge of the box after Denisov trips him. Weiss looks like he will take it, but Stoch steps up and his low effort is saved.
    • 37' Mak brushes off his marker and is through on goal but his shot is straight at the keeper, what a chance.
    • 27' Good save from the keeper to parry Kokorin's shot from a tight angle on the right side of the area.
    • 18' Dzagoev has a low shot from outside the box which has some curl but is comfortable for the keeper.
    • 8' Fantastic run by Weiss who beat two players before his deflected shot was tipped wide by the keeper.

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