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Russia dazzles in ousting Sweden
by Paul Kennedy, June 19th, 2008 7AM

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[RUSSIA-SWEDEN REPORT CARD] Guus Hiddink did it again, taking an underdog team and leading it to the knockout phase of a major championship. Russia moved into the quarterfinals of Euro '08 with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday.

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored after a superb buildup for his second goal in two games, and Andrei Arshavin, returning from a two-game suspension, sealed the victory by scoring after another series of exquisite passes.

The win sets up a date between Russia and the Netherlands, Hiddink's native country.

Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players.

Russia Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
5
Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow) 22/0
7 Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg) 32/1
6 Denis Kolodin (Dynamo Kiev) 15/0
6 Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) 37/3
8 Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow) 19/0
7 Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan) 49/4
7 Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St. Petersburg) 13/2
6 Igor Semshov (Dynamo Kiev) 87/0
7 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Lok. Moscow) 23/1
7 Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg) 33/12
7 Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow) 18/8
Subs:
5 Ivan Saenko (Nuremberg) 7/0
nr Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moscow) 21/4

Sweden Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
4 Andreas Isaksson (Man. City) 59/0
4 Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos) 50/3
3 Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa) 85/4
4 Petter Hansson (Rennes) 35/2
4 Fredrik Stoor (Rosenborg) 8/0
4 Johan Elmander (Toulouse) 38/11
4 Anders Svensson (Elfsborg) 93/15
4 Daniel Andersson (Malmo) 65/0
4 Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham United) 75/14
4 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan) 33/20
6 Henrik Larsson (Helsingborg) 98/36
Subs:
4 Kim Kallstrom (Lyon) 57/8
nr Marcus Allback (FC Copenhagen) 71/30

(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)

 



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