Group 4 round-up
Pasanen and Lampi score own goal to help Hiddink's men
Last Updated: 15/10/08 6:57pm
Arshavin: Netted a late third
Russia moved into second place in World Cup 2010 qualifying Group 4 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Finland.
A first half Petri Pasanen own goal opened the scoring before Veli Lampi also netted at the wrong end after the interval and Andrei Arshavin extended the advantage in the dying minutes at Luzhniki stadium.
Russia entered the game eager for the three points after narrowly losing out to Germany at the weekend, while Finland defeated Azerbaijan in their last outing.
But Russia were forced to wait until midway through the first half to take the lead when Werder Bremen defender Pasanen committed his faux pas on 22 minutes.
Lampi followed Pasanen's lead and added a second own goal to double Russia's advantage with 25 minutes remaining.
Star player Arshavin then made sure of the points with a third goal with two minutes left on the clock.
The victory allows Guus Hiddink's side to leapfrog Wales behind Germany in the battle to reach South Africa in two years' time.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Wed 15th Oct - Group D
Russia3 - 0Finland
Germany1 - 0Wales
Wed 15th Oct - Group C
Czech Rep1 - 0Slovenia
Slovakia2 - 1Poland
N Ireland4 - 0San Marino
Wed 15th Oct - Group B
Latvia1 - 1Israel
Luxembourg0 - 0Moldova
Greece1 - 2Switzerland
Wed 15th Oct - Group G
Lithuania1 - 0Faroe Islands
Austria1 - 3Serbia
Wed 15th Oct - Group H
Georgia0 - 0Bulgaria
Rep Ireland1 - 0Cyprus
Italy2 - 1Montenegro
Wed 15th Oct - Group I
Norway0 - 1Netherlands
Iceland1 - 0Macedonia
Wed 15th Oct - Group A
Malta0 - 1Hungary
Portugal0 - 0Albania
Wed 15th Oct - Group F
Croatia4 - 0Andorra
Belarus1 - 3England
Wed 15th Oct - Group E
Bosnia4 - 1Armenia
Estonia0 - 0Turkey
Belgium1 - 2Spain
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I