European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Cyprus 0-5 Russia: Russia qualify for Euro 2020 with Cyprus thrashing

Russia's Denis Cheryshev
Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead after just nine minutes

Russia became the third team to qualify for Euro 2020 after thrashing 10-man Cyprus 5-0 to guarantee a top-two spot in group I.

The World Cup quarter-finalists took the lead through Denis Cheryshev before Magomed Ozdoyev doubled the lead.

Konstantinos Laifis was dismissed for a late tackle soon after, before second-half goals from Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Golovin and Cheryshev's second.

Belgium and Italy have also qualified for next summer's tournament.

Line-ups

Cyprus

  • 1PanayiSubstituted forPardoat 40'minutes
  • 8Kyriakou
  • 4Merkis
  • 19LaifisBooked at 27mins
  • 13Kousoulos
  • 6Ioannou
  • 18Artymatas
  • 16SpoljaricSubstituted forPapoulisat 79'minutes
  • 3Ioannou
  • 20Kosti
  • 7ZachariouSubstituted forMargaçaat 36'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Karo
  • 5Pittas
  • 9Christofi
  • 10Sotiriou
  • 11Georgiou
  • 12Pardo
  • 14Mintikkis
  • 15Papoulis
  • 17Margaça
  • 21Papageorghiou
  • 22Michael
  • 23Economides

Russia

  • 1Alvim Marinato
  • 23PetrovSubstituted forKaravaevat 38'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 5Semenov
  • 14Dzhikiya
  • 13Kudryashov
  • 7Ozdoev
  • 10AkhmetovSubstituted forKuzyaevat 61'minutes
  • 17Golovin
  • 21IonovSubstituted forBakaevat 78'minutes
  • 22Dzyuba
  • 6Cheryshev

Substitutes

  • 2Bakaev
  • 3Ignatjev
  • 4Belyaev
  • 8Kuzyaev
  • 9Sobolev
  • 11Mogilevets
  • 12Lunev
  • 15Karavaev
  • 16Dzhanaev
  • 18Zhirkov
  • 19Komlichenko
  • 20Chistyakov
Referee:
Srdjan Jovanovic
Attendance:
9,439

Match Stats

Home TeamCyprusAway TeamRussia
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home3
Away22
Shots on Target
Home0
Away12
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Cyprus 0, Russia 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cyprus 0, Russia 5.

Goal!

Goal! Cyprus 0, Russia 5. Denis Cheryshev (Russia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Artem Dzyuba with a headed pass.

Foul by Daler Kuzyaev (Russia).

Charalambos Kyriakou (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cyprus 0, Russia 4. Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Artem Dzyuba.

Offside, Russia. Magomed Ozdoev tries a through ball, but Artem Dzyuba is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Magomed Ozdoev (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daler Kuzyaev.

Attempt saved. Artem Dzyuba (Russia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vyacheslav Karavaev with a cross.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Ioannis Kousoulos.

Foul by Fedor Kudryashov (Russia).

Michalis Ioannou (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Georgi Dzhikiya (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Renato Margaça.

Offside, Cyprus. Kostakis Artymatas tries a through ball, but Ioannis Kousoulos is caught offside.

Corner, Cyprus. Conceded by Andrey Semenov.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Fotios Papoulis replaces Matija Spoljaric.

Goal!

Goal! Cyprus 0, Russia 3. Artem Dzyuba (Russia) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denis Cheryshev with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Zelimkhan Bakaev replaces Aleksey Ionov.

Attempt missed. Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Magomed Ozdoev.

Attempt missed. Denis Cheryshev (Russia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandr Golovin.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Giorgios Merkis.

Foul by Artem Dzyuba (Russia).

Renato Margaça (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Magomed Ozdoev (Russia).

Charalambos Kyriakou (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Russia).

Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Vyacheslav Karavaev (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ioannis Kosti (Cyprus).

Attempt saved. Aleksey Ionov (Russia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Artem Dzyuba with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Daler Kuzyaev replaces Ilzat Akhmetov because of an injury.

Ilzat Akhmetov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus).

Attempt missed. Ilzat Akhmetov (Russia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Artem Dzyuba.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Giorgios Merkis.

Attempt missed. Ioannis Kosti (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cyprus. Conceded by Artem Dzyuba.

Foul by Ilzat Akhmetov (Russia).

Michalis Ioannou (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England54012061412
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro6033313-103
5Bulgaria6033511-63

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine65101311216
2Portugal5320134911
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania6015417-131

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland633062412
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland522110558
4Georgia612348-45
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain76101841419
2Sweden7421178914
3Romania7412167913
4Norway7241129310
5Malta7106217-153
6Faroe Islands7007323-200

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey76011521318
2France76012041618
3Iceland74031010012
4Albania7304101009
5Andorra7106114-133
6Moldova7106218-163

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy77002031721
2Finland740398112
3Armenia73131312110
4Bos-Herze73131612410
5Greece7124712-55
6Liechtenstein7025220-182
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