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    Finland

    1

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    0

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    0

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    5

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    1

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    2

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    1

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    1

    Slovakia

    3

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    2

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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - UEFA

Fubball Arena Munchen

Referee: Peter Frojdfeldt | Attendance: 65600

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Germany

  • Lukas Podolski 9'
  • Michael Ballack 28'

2 - 1

FT

Russia

  • Andrey Arshavin 51'

Germany 2-1 Russia: Early salvo wins it

DORTMUND, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Germany retained top spot in

World Cup qualifying Group Four after first-half goals from

Lukas Podolski and Michael Ballack gave them a 2-1 win over

Russia on Saturday.

Podolski opened the scoring when he picked up Miroslav

Klose's pass on the edge of the penalty area in the ninth

minute, hustled his way around defender Vasily Berezutsky and

slammed the ball past Igor Akinfeyev in the Russian goal.

Captain Ballack was in the right place to double Germany's

lead 20 minutes later by side-footing home Bastian

Schweinsteiger's clever cross with Akinfeyev stranded.

Germany came under pressure after the break when Russia's

playmaker Andrei Arshavin stabbed Alexander Anyukov's cross into

an empty net in the 51st minute after a rare mistake by Philipp

Lahm but the visitors failed to find an equaliser.