Russian prevails over Azerbaijan 1:0 after the first half
Russian soccer team has the upper hand over the Azerbaijani team with the score 1:0 after the first half of the qualifying World Cup tournament match 2010 held in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported..
From the first minutes of the match at the filled "Luzhniki" stadium, Russians started an attack on the gates of their opponents, though, did not create any particularly dangerous moments. The team of Azerbaijan, in return, counterattacked with distant strikes and from the penalty area.
Team Russia opened the account on the 32 minute when Roman Pavlyuchenko scored a goal from free kick from 18 meters . The ball went right near the Azerbaijani goalkeeper Farkhad Veliev, who clearly made a mistake in this episode, missing the ball by hand.