Finland v Russia, 16 June 2021

Score1-0 to Russia
RefereeDanny Makkelie
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group B
VenueGazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance24,540
Kick-off: 4.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Hessel Steegstra (NED) and Jan De Vries (NED) Fourth official: István Kovács (ROU) Video assistant referee: Pol Van Boekel (NED) This was match no. 15 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Russia won all four previous meetings by an aggregate score of 15-1. Current manager Stanislav Cherchesov was the Russia goalkeeper when they conceded the only goal (by Kim Suominen in November 1995).

0  Finland

Manager: Markku Kanerva

1  Russia

Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov

Goals:

Goals:

Aleksei Miranchuk 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký
Defender Paulus Arajuuri (captain)
Defender Jukka Raitala
Defender Joona Toivio
Defender/Midfielder Jere Uronen
Midfielder Glen Kamara
Midfielder Robin Lod
Midfielder Rasmus Schüller
Forward Joel Pohjanpalo
Forward Teemu Pukki

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Matvei Safonov
Defender Igor Diveev
Defender Georgi Dzhikiya
Defender Mário Fernandes
Defender/Midfielder Daler Kuzyaev
Midfielder Dmitry Barinov
Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin
Midfielder Magomed Ozdoev
Midfielder Roman Zobnin
Midfielder/Forward Aleksei Miranchuk
Forward Artem Dzyuba (captain)

Substitutions:

Joni Kauko for Rasmus Schüller 67
Lassi Lappalainen for Teemu Pukki 75
Pyry Soiri for Jukka Raitala 75
Fredrik Jensen for Joona Toivio 85

Substitutions:

Vyacheslav Karavaev for Mário Fernandes 26
Rifat Zhemaletdinov for Magomed Ozdoev 61
Aleksandr Sobolev for Artem Dzyuba 85
Maksim Mukhin for Aleksei Miranchuk 85

Cards:

Glen Kamara 22 Y
Dan O'Shaughnessy 90 Y

Cards:

Dmitry Barinov 27 Y
Magomed Ozdoev 34 Y
Georgi Dzhikiya 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakola
Goalkeeper Jesse Joronen
Defender Robert Ivanov
Defender Leo Väisänen
Defender/Midfielder Nikolai Alho
Midfielder Fredrik Jensen
Midfielder Joni Kauko
Midfielder Tim Sparv
Midfielder Onni Valakari
Forward Marcus Forss
Forward Pyry Soiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Yury Dyupin
Goalkeeper Anton Shunin
Defender Andrei Semenov
Defender Roman Yevgenyev
Midfielder Denis Cheryshev
Midfielder Daniil Fomin
Midfielder Denis Makarov
Midfielder Maksim Mukhin
Midfielder/Forward Rifat Zhemaletdinov
Forward Anton Zabolotny

Comments:

This was Finland's second game at their first UEFA European Championship finals. Having never previously qualified for a FIFA World Cup finals, this was also their debut at a major tournament. Finland failed in their attempt to become the first nation to win their first two games at the UEFA Championship finals since Croatia in 1996. They had now lost two of their last nine competitive (non-friendly) games (won five). Joel Pohjanpalo scored after three minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.

Comments:

This was Russia's first win in their last seven games at UEFA European Championship finals. They had lost four of their preceding six competitive (non-friendly) games (won two). Russia had now won 11 of the 16 games they had played in Saint Petersburg (lost four).