2018-19 UEFA Nations League, League B
  • Roman Neustädter (20')
  • Denis Cheryshev (78')

Russia ease past Turkey in UEFA Nations League

Russia players celebrate after scoring a goal against Turkey in the UEFA Nations League. Getty Images

Goals by Roman Neustadter and Denis Cheryshev either side of half time gave Russia a 2-0 win against Turkey in their UEFA Nations League B, Group 2 match on Sunday.

A powerful drive by Russian defender Georgy Dzhikiya following a corner hit the post before falling to Neustadter, who tapped the ball past Turkish goalkeeper Sinan Bolat to open scoring in the 20th minute.

Russia doubled their lead in the 78th minute when substitute Cheryshev latched on to Aleksandr Golovin's cross and fired home left-footed.

The Russians, surprise quarterfinalists at this year's World Cup, lead Group 2 with seven points. They travel to Sweden, who are bottom with one point but have a game in hand, on Nov. 20.