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2012 European Championship Qualifying, Group Stage
  • Konstantinos Laifis (27')
  • Denis Cheryshev (9', 90'+2')
  • Magomed Ozdoev (22')
  • Artem Dzyuba (79')
  • Aleksandr Golovin (89')

Russia beat Cyprus to qualify for Euro 2020

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Russia strikes early & often to qualify for Euro 2020 (0:35)

Russia qualifies for Euro 2020 with a 5-0 rout against Cyprus. Watch Euro qualifying on ESPN+. (0:35)

Russia booked their place in next year's European Championship finals with a comprehensive 5-0 win over 10-man Cyprus away in Nicosia on Sunday.

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Russia are the third team to qualify for the 24-team tournament, following Group I rivals Belgium and Italy from Group J.

The Russians needed only draw to ensure a top two finish and qualification but an early strike from Denis Cheryshev set them on their way to a their seventh victory in eight qualification games.

The Valencia winger then turned provider as he set up Magomed Ozdoev for the second goal in the 23rd minute.

Artem Dyzuba made it 3-0 and Aleksandr Golovin added a fourth with two minutes to play.

Cheryshev finished off the victory with the last shot of the game.