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Russia end Euro drought with 1-0 over Finland to revive last 16 hopes

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Russia ended a winless run of six games at the Euros with a 1-0 victory over Finland on Wednesday to throw their group wide open again. Atalanta’s Aleksey Miranchuk’s classy goal into the top corner gave Russia full points in St Petersburg and kept them in the hunt for a place in the last 16. Russia were the dominant team but also rather wasteful in a meeting of nations who are better known for their ice hockey skills. Finland, who would have qualified for the last 16 with a victory, were unlucky to have an early goal from Joel Pohjanpalo disallowed for a marginal offside position. Russia and …

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