Russia's winner came thanks to a blunder by the French goalkeeper Lionel Letizi. Sergei Yuran pounced on Letizi's mistake to score after just two minutes. Letizi, playing in only his second international, failed to control a Leboeuf's simple back-pass and the former Millwall man dispossessed him and slotted home.
Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earned Norway a 2-2 draw against Belgium in Brussels with a goal 20 minutes from time. Barnsley's Georgi Hristov scored the only goal as Macedonia recorded a surprise 1-0 win over the World Cup finalists Bulgaria in Skopje.
Two goals in the first five minutes of his debut from Real Madrid's 20- year-old striker Fernando Morientes helped Spain crush Sweden 4-0 in Vigo.Reuse content