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EC 2020 Qualification Report: Russia thrash Cyprus to qualify for Euro 2020

 
Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead after just nine minutes



Russia became the third team to qualify for Euro 2020 after thrashing 10-man Cyprus 5-0 to guarantee a top-two spot in group I.

The World Cup quarter-finalists took the lead through Denis Cheryshev before Magomed Ozdoyev doubled the lead.

Konstantinos Laifis was dismissed for a late tackle soon after, before second-half goals from Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Golovin and Cheryshev's second.

Belgium and Italy have also qualified for next summer's tournament.

-- Courtesy of BBC Sport


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