Berezutski strikes late as Russia deny England victory in Euro opener

London : Striker Vasili Berezutski thumped a last-minute equalizer as Russia settled with a 1-1 draw against England in their opening match of the European Championship at Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Sunday.

After a goalless first-half, England broke the deadlock through Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier’s free kick in the 73rd minute of the game, the Guardian reported.

England appeared to have won the game with Direr’s goal, but Russia kept themselves in the game and levelled the score when skipper Vasili Berezutski netted a header just two minutes prior to the stoppage time.

Russia will now play against Slovakia while England will take on Wales in their next clash of the Euro 2016. (ANI)