Friendly: Russia 2-3 Argentina

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Argentina's players have took some pressure off coach Diego Maradona after securing a 3-2 victory over Russia.

Igor Semshov fired the Russians ahead in the 17th minute, only for Sergio Agüero to level with a 20-meter drive shortly before half-time.

Lisandro López fired the visitors in front before Jesús Dátolo's long-range effort made it 3-1.

Roman Pavlyuchenko made it 3-2 with a deflected free kick in the 78th minute, but Argentina held on.


Russia: Akinfeev; Anyukov, Kolodin (Berezutskiy 76), Ignashevich, Yanbaev; Denisov, Semshov (Pogrebnyak 82), Zyryanov, Semak (Dzagoev 58); Arshavin, Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 46)

Argentina: Andújar; Zanetti, Burdisso (Díaz 46), Otamendi, Heinze; Maxi, Mascherano, Bolatti, Jonas; Agüero, Milito (Lisandro 46)

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