Russia, Cameroon friendly ends scoreless
Russia was held to a scoreless draw by Cameroon in an
international friendly on Tuesday with both teams fielding weakened
Russia dominated for most of the match but it was Cameroon
through Aurelien Chedjou who came closest to scoring, the
defender’s header hitting the post in the 79th minute with
goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev beaten.
Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak failed to give Russia an early lead
after dribbling from the right wing into the area, but goalkeeper
Guy N’dy Assembe pushed his low shot just wide.
Russia coach Dick Advocaat left Tottenham forward Roman
Pavlyuchenko, who scored a hat trick in the 3-1 win over Armenia on
Saturday, on the bench while Cameroon was without Arsenal
midfielder Alex Song.