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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 June, 2004, 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK
Spain v Russia photos
Russian midfielder Yevgeny Aldonin and Spanish defender Ivan Helguera grapple for the ball
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Spain have the best of the first half but the teams are level at 0-0 as Russia's defence holds on
After half-time Russia bring on Radimov as a replacement for Gusev but Spain make no changes
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The best chance falls to Fernando Morientes but his header is saved by Russian goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov
Spain deservedly take the lead after having the best chances of the game
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Spain take the lead with a 60th-minute left-foot strike from substitute Juan Carlos Valeron, his first touch of the game
Spain deservedly take the lead after having the best chances of the game
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Valeron is mobbed by his delighted team-mates after giving Spain the lead
Initially Russia's defenders struggle to cope with wave after wave of Spanish attack
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Russia's chances of getting back into the game are diminished when Sharonov is sent off for a second yellow card
Spain registers the most shots at goal with 13 and four on target as Russia manage seven shots on goal
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Spain's Fernando Torres, who was a late sub for Raul, comes close to doubling the lead but shoots high over the bar
Russia have three shots on target as Spain join Greece at the top of Group A
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Spain look comfortable as they register a 1-0 win over Russia in their Euro 2004 opener
The Spanish side is never troubled by a Russian side which lacks penetration up front
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Spanish fans jump for joy as their team get off to a flying start with an impressive win




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