International Friendlies
Russia1Slovakia0

Russia 1-0 Slovakia

Russia v Slovakia

Russia's World Cup preparations got off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a friendly on Monday.

Zenit St Petersburg striker Alexander Kerzhakov nodded in debutant Maxim Kanunnikov's cross after 82 minutes.

Russia's former England manager Fabio Capello was without injured captain Roman Shirokov for the game in St Petersburg.

Capello's team face friendlies against Norway on 31 May and Morocco on 5 June before heading for Brazil.

Russia are playing in the World Cup for the first time in 12 years.

They have been drawn in the same group as South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.

Line-ups

Russia

  • 1AkinfeevSubstituted forLodyginat 74'minutes
  • 22EshchenkoSubstituted forKozlovat 45'minutes
  • 23Kombarov
  • 17Shatov
  • 14Berezoutski
  • 4Ignashevitch
  • 7Denisov
  • 20FaizulinSubstituted forMogilevetsat 86'minutes
  • 9KokorinSubstituted forKerzhakovat 75'minutes
  • 19SamedovSubstituted forIonovat 75'minutes
  • 10DzagoevSubstituted forKanunnikovat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kozlov
  • 3Schennikov
  • 5Semenov
  • 6Ionov
  • 8Glushakov
  • 11Kerzhakov
  • 12Lodygin
  • 16Ryzhikov
  • 18Zhirkov
  • 21Kanunnikov
  • 24Mogilevets
  • 25Cheryshev

Slovakia

  • 1Mucha
  • 2Pekarík
  • 15HubocanSubstituted forCikosat 76'minutes
  • 22PecovskySubstituted forSalataat 68'minutes
  • 6Gyömbér
  • 4Durica
  • 20Mak
  • 14Kiss
  • 11NemecSubstituted forSylvestrat 62'minutes
  • 7WeissSubstituted forSaboat 72'minutes
  • 10StochSubstituted forSestakat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Farkas
  • 8Guédé
  • 9Sestak
  • 12Novota
  • 13Sabo
  • 16Salata
  • 18Jendrisek
  • 19Sylvestr
  • 21Cikos
  • 23Dubravka
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamRussiaAway TeamSlovakia
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Russia 1, Slovakia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Russia 1, Slovakia 0.

Hand ball by Erik Cikos (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Stanislav Sestak replaces Miroslav Stoch.

Offside, Russia. Maksim Kanunnikov tries a through ball, but Alexander Kerzhakov is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Pavel Mogilevets replaces Viktor Faizulin.

Foul by Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia).

Peter Pekarík (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Russia 1, Slovakia 0. Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maksim Kanunnikov with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Aleksey Ionov (Russia) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Sergei Ignashevitch.

Attempt missed. Sergei Ignashevitch (Russia) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dmitriy Kombarov with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Jan Durica.

Corner, Slovakia. Conceded by Sergei Ignashevitch.

Attempt blocked. Norbert Gyömbér (Slovakia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Erik Cikos.

Foul by Oleg Shatov (Russia).

Erik Cikos (Slovakia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Erik Cikos replaces Tomas Hubocan.

Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jakub Sylvestr (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Aleksey Ionov replaces Aleksandr Samedov.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Alexander Kerzhakov replaces Alexander Kokorin.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Juri Lodygin replaces Igor Akinfeev.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Jan Durica.

Maksim Kanunnikov (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Pekarík (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Erik Sabo replaces Vladimir Weiss.

Attempt missed. Maksim Kanunnikov (Russia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksei Kozlov with a cross.

Maksim Kanunnikov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Pekarík (Slovakia).

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Kornel Salata replaces Viktor Pecovsky.

Attempt missed. Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Viktor Faizulin.

Substitution

Substitution, Slovakia. Jakub Sylvestr replaces Adam Nemec.

Foul by Viktor Faizulin (Russia).

Viktor Pecovsky (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Russia. Sergei Ignashevitch tries a through ball, but Alexander Kokorin is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Robert Mak (Slovakia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Nemec.

Foul by Viktor Faizulin (Russia).

Robert Mak (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander Kokorin (Russia).

Jan Durica (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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