The national team of Russia on football defeated the team of New Zealand in the opening match of the confederations Cup 2017. Stanislav cherchesova’s wards have won with the account 2:0. Goal scored by Fedor Smolov. Another ball was sent to their gate by the visitors ‘ defender Michael Boxall. Thus, the Russians scored three points and take first place in the group.
The football team of Russia won the opening match of the confederations Cup 2017 the New Zealand team with the score 2:0, reports TVC.ru.
Coach Stanislav Cherchesov has released a lineup that was predicted by most experts. In the attack played Fedor Smolov and Dmitri Poloz. In midfield there was Alexander Samedov, Alexander Golovin, Denis Glushakov, Yuri Zhirkov and Alexander Erokhin. The defense played Fedor Kudryashov, Georgy Jikia and Victor Vasin. Expected in goal played Igor Akinfeev.
Russians actively started the game. Goalkeeper Stefan marinovic reflected shot Golovin in the first minutes. After that Viktor Vasin head struck the post after a corner. Then the defender knocked the ball from the goal line after hitting Dmitry Poloz.
Then the new Zealanders settled on the field of St. Petersburg stadium. But anything dangerous to create at gate of Akinfeeva are unable. And on the 31st minute, the Russian team took the lead. Denis Glushakov went one on one and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper. The projectile hit the bar, then flew into the gate by hand running to help Mike Boxall.
In the second half the teams came in the same compositions. At the beginning of the second half the Russians were again close to a goal, but marinovich repelled several dangerous attacks. However, in the 69th minute, the Russians still scored the second goal. Distinguished Fedor Smolov.
After that, the new Zealanders have started to create chances. In the end, Akinfeev parried a long shot Thomas, and then Yuri Zhirkov saved the team, knocking the ball from the goal line after a corner from new Zealanders.
But then the Russians again managed to take control of the game, and are able to bring the score to defeat. However, the numbers on the scoreboard have not changed.
Thus, the Russian team scored three points after the first match and topped the group A. on Sunday head to match will be rivals of Russians on group – teams of Portugal and Mexico.
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