Russia remain on course to qualify for next year's World Cup finals after
recording an expected victory over Luxembourg.
Fabio Capello's men had lost their previous two away games in Group F,
going down 1-0 to Portugal and Northern Ireland, but rarely looked like
slipping up against minnows Luxembourg as they ensured they remained top
of the table.
The match was as good as over by half-time, with goals from Alexander
Samedov, Viktor Faitzulin and Dennis Glushakov giving Russia a 3-0 lead.
Alexander Kerzhakov then wrapped up the scoring with a fourth goal midway
through the second half as Russia made it eight wins out of ten in the
11 October 2013.
World Cup qualifying - Europe - Group F.
Luxembourg. Josy Barthel Stadium. Attendance: 5354.
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Luxembourg: Jonathan Joubert, Tom Laterza, Chris Philipps, Laurent Jans,
Mathias Janisch, Mario Mutsch (c), Daniel Da Mota Alves (Yannick Bastos,
63'), Lars Christian Krogh Gerson, Stefano Bensi, David Turpel (Ben Payal,
31'), Antonio Luisi (Massimo Martino, 76').
Coach: Luc Holtz (LUX).
Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Aleksei Kozlov, Vladimir Granat, Vasili Berezutsky,
Dmitriy Kombarov (Georgy Shennikov, 86'), Denis Glushakov, Alexander Kokorin
( Yuri Zhirkov, 46', Vladimir Bystrov, 65v), Viktor Faizulin, Roman Shirokov
(c), Aleksandr Samedov, Alexander Kerzhakov.
Coach: Fabio Capello (ITA).
Goals: (9') Aleksandr Samedov, (39') Viktor Faizulin, (45+2') Denis Glushakov,
(73') Alexander Kerzhakov.
Booked: Daniel Da Mota Alves (17').