Russia earn automatic qualification into Euro 2016 in France next year as goals from Oleg Kuzmin and Aleksandr Kokorin give them a 2-0 win over Montenegro in Group G.
confirmed their safe passage into Russia in France next year by beating Euro 2016 2-0 at the Otkrytie Arena in Group G this evening. Montenegro 's men sought to put some pressure on debutant Montenegro keeper Leonid Viktorovich Slutsky early on, but the youngster proved equal to the hosts' opening efforts. Milan Mijatovic © Getty Images
The visitors were under pressure for much of the first half, but they were tight at the back as Russia were left pondering how to find the opening goal after a tough 30 minutes in Moscow.
Russia were able to eventually find the breakthrough just a few minutes later, however, as defender
got his toe on the end of a cross from Oleg Kuzmin to push the home side in front. Igor Denisov
Things soon became even better for the Russians when
brought Vladimir Rodic down inside the area, leaving Dmitri Kombarov to slot a penalty past Mijatovic to make it 2-0 after 37 minutes. Aleksandr Kokorin
The hosts might have added a third goal before the final whistle, but Mijatovic continued to make a lasting impression for the away side as he pulled off a good stop to deny the experienced
late on. Roman Shirokov
Result: Russia beat Liechtenstein to move second