Nine-goal Russia thrash San Marino in Saransk

Russia recorded their biggest winning margin as Artem Dzyuba scored four Saturday in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino in Euro 2020 qualifying in Saransk, one of last year's World Cup finals venues.

It took Russia 25 minutes, and the first of two own goals by 20-year-old Michele Cevoli, to get going, but they were 4-0 ahead at half-time.

Dzyuba's first goal came from the penalty spot, and he completed his hat trick with a follow-up after having a second spot kick saved. His fourth was the final goal of the one-sided victory.

On Tuesday, Kazakhstan host San Marino, Scotland are in Belgium and Cyprus travel to Russia for the next round of Group I fixtures.