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Russia 2-1 Slovenia (World Cup Qualifier) – Goals & Highlights

Russia 2-1

Substitute Nejc Pecnik’s late goal gave Slovenia a lifeline in their World Cup qualifying play-off against Russia.

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov’s brace seemed to have put the home side in commanding but Pecnik – only introduced in the 83rd minute in place of Andraz Kirm – pounced two minutes from time for a potentially crucial away goal.

A capacity crowd of 80,000 – which included Russian president Vladimir Putin – had been issued with protective masks to guard against swine flu in the Luzhniki Stadium.

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