Russia blow away Egypt 3-1, Record second win

Russia beat Egypt 3-1 in a Group A match

Hosts Russia beat Egypt 3-1 for second successive win in the tournament

Russia are virtually in the round of 16 after registering their second successive win in the tournament. Russia outclassed Mohamed Salah's Egypt 3-1 in their second Group A match to consolidate their top position at the points table. All the four goals came in the second half, after the two sides played out a goalless first half.
  • 90' - Four minutes added as stoppage time
  • 90' - Amr Warda shot it wide of the Russian goal from the top of the box
  • 89' - Corner for Russia. Egypt cleared it comfortably
  • 88' - Salah miscued it wide of the Russian goal from top of the box. Final chance of the match for the Liverpool star?
  • 86' - Substitution! Yuri Zhirkov is replaced by Fedor Kudryashov for Russia
  • 84' - Yellow Card! Russian substitute Fedor Smolov is booked
  • 82' - Substitution! Marwan Mohsen is replaced by Kahraba for Egypt
  • 81' - Aleksandr Golovin got a good chance inside the Egypt box, he took too long to decide his mind - to shoot or not. Chance missed after a good move
  • 79' - Substitution! Artem Dzyuba is replaced by Fedor Smolov for Russia. Both the goalscorers are off the field now for the hosts
  • 74' - Substitution! First change for Russia. Denis Cheryshev is replaced by Daler Kuzyaev
  • 73' - GOAL! Salah converted the penalty to pull one back for Egypt
  • Comeback-man Mohamed Salah scored as he hammered high into the net.
  • 72' - PENALTY! Salah was brought down. VAR used and the decision stayed. It's a penalty for Egypt.

  • 70' - Abdallah El Said's long ranger went well over the Russian goal
  • 68' - Substitution! Another change for Egypt. Trezeguet is replaced by Ramadan Sobhi
  • 64' - Substitution! Mohamed Elneny is replaced by Amr Warda for Egypt
  • 62' - GOAL! Artem Dzyuba made it 3-0 for Russia
  • What a goal! Dzyuba chest down the ball at the edge of the area, turned and shot a thunderous strike into the net.

  • 59' - GOAL! Denis Cheryshev doubled the lead for Russia

A brilliant team goal by the Russians. The move from the right flank was collected by Fernandes and nicely pull back in front of the Egypt goal. Cheryshev cleared himself from the markers and shot it low into the net from close range
  • 57' - Yellow Card! Egypt's Trezeguet got the first booking of the night
  • 56' - Another Salah's left-foot attempt, this time a deflection gave Egypt a corner. And the delivery found no takers and the ball went pass the Russian goal untouched.
  • 55' - Back-to-back corners for Russia. But it was easily cleared by the Egyptians
  • 53' - Another Russian attack from the left flank. It resulted in a corner for the hosts.
  • 47' - GOAL! Own goal gave Russia the lead

UNLUCKY! The ball deflected from Ahmed Fathy's knee into the goal. Believe it or not, it's the fifth own goal of the tournament so far. In the last edition of the FIFA World Cup, a total of only five own goals were scored. And the record is six own goals during 1998 World Cup. Some stats.

Second half begins...Who will break the deadlock - Russia or Egypt?

HT - It's goalless at the half-time break in St Petersburg
  • 45' - No stoppage time added in the first half
  • 42' - First clear chance for Salah, he turned around to beat his marker and shot with his left-foot from top of the Russian box. The strike went just wide of goal though. Good effort.
  • 41' - Artem Dzyuba head it over the Egypt crossbar.
  • 37' - Denis Cheryshev's tantalising cross-in from the left flank found no takers inside the Egypt box
  • 34' - Timely clearance from Yuri Zhirkov. Salah was lurking just behind him. Nothing substantial came off the resultant Egypt corner
  • 31' - Russia have dominated the proceedings so far. Egypt losing the ball quite easily in the middle
  • 28' - Another Russian attack from the left flank. Aleksandr Golovin's cross-in for Artem Dzyuba was cleared out by Egypt defender
  • 26' - Egypt defender head it out of his own goalkeeper's hand. It could have cost them dearly, but somehow Mohamed El-Shenawy hold on with the ball during the second cross-in from Russia.
  • 23' - Yuri Gazinskiy's cross-in from the left flank was little high for the jumping Artem Dzyuba in front of Egypt goal
  • 19' - Denis Cheryshev effort from the distance went over the Egypt crossbar
  • 16' - WIDE! Trezeguet tried to curl an effort into the right-hand corner of Akinfeev's net but it's just wide off the mark.
  • 14' - Corner for Egypt, first of the match for them. Mohsen's header from the edge of the six-yard box was deflected. Another corner for Egypt.
  • 8' - Free-kick for Russia. It ended with another corner for the Russians, which they took short but nothing came of it.
  • 7' - Egypt's Elneny gave the ball away sloppily, and Golovin dragged his shot wide of Egypt goal from 20 yards.
  • 5' - Corner for Russia. Short corner taken and the final header from veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich was straight to Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy
  • 2' - Early chance for Russia, Denis Cheryshev's through ball was just ahead of his team-mate Artem Dzyuba

Here we go... KICK-OFF TIME

*Time for National Anthems*

Starting line-ups
Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov; Yuri Gazinskiy, Roman Zobnin; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba. 

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shenawy; Ahmed Fathy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Shafy; Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed; Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Marwan Mohsen.

Courtesy: TOI
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Russia are virtually in the round of 16 after registering their second successive win in the tournament. Russia outclassed Mohamed Salah's Egypt 3-1 in their second Group A match

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