Throughout the match the hosts had a noticeable game and territorial preimushestvo. Already by the eighth minute wards Stanislaus cherchesova could double to open the scoring. First, after a corner the head was locked shed Vasin: from the post the ball went along the goal line and he managed to knock one of the NZ defenders. And then on a shock position was Poloz: forward shot past the Keeper, but that was backed by a field player.
In the course of the first half, the Russians missed a few good chances, but one of them succeeded. Midfielder "Spartacus" Denis Glushakov has received a pass, burst into the penalty area and shot past the Marinovich. The ball hit the bar, Glushakov rushed on the ball and in the struggle with him Boxwell sent the ball into his own net— 1:0.
In the second half, the Russian team could finish the account to large, but has scored another goal. Its author was Fyodor Smolov is the best scorer of the Russian Premier League season 16/17. After a cross from Samedov on the right the new Zealanders acted promptly, and forward of "Krasnodar" in focus "shot" into the empty goal— 2:0.
The FIFA confederations Cup. Group A
Russia — New Zealand 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: Boxell 31 (own goal), pitch. 69
Russia: Akinfeev, Kudryashov, Vasin, Djikia, Zhirkov, Erokhin (Tarasov, 77), Glushakov, Golovin, Samedov, Snake (Bukharov, 64), Pitch (Miranchuk, 90).
New Zealand: Marinovic, Smith, Wynn, Boxell, Durant, Rojas (Smelts, 71), Moog (Patterson, 83), Thomas, Wood, Barbarouses (Tuiloma, 61), McGlinchey.
17 Jun. Saint-Petersburg. The Stadium "Central".