Russia collect a valuable 1-0 win over Portugal, Israel knock 6 past Luxembourg

Russia 1 – Portugal 0 (2014 World Cup Qualifier, October 12, 2012) (Alternative highlights) Russia took the lead in the sixth minute when a fine attack saw Shirokov play in Aleksandr Kerzhakov through the middle and the centre-forward powered home the opener. Cristiano Ronaldo took a smack to the face just before the half hour.

Tekkers! Cristiano Ronaldo nutmegs Sergei Ignashevich with a backheel pass

Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luxembourg 0 – Israel 6 (2014 World Cup Qualifier, October 12, 2012) Tomer Hadad grabbed a hat-trick as Israel bounced back from a poor start to their qualifying campaign. Radi, Basat and Melikson also got on the scoresheet in the demolition.