Finland: 0 Russia: 1 (Zhukov, 45)
Following an earlier, epic, encounter between these two plucky teams, Adolf Hitler commented: 'We have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.' He had noted the parlous performance of the Red Army during the initial stages of the 1939 Winter War and thus convinced himself that invading the USSR would be a doddle.
We have those Finns to thank, then, sort of, for the Allies' eventual victory. Famously, they routed the Red Army because they had the sense to wear white gear in the snow, while the commies wore green. It was a game of two halves, mind, and the Ruskies won in the end.
They won in St Petersburg, too — probably deservedly, a point the caterwauling female BBC commentator also conceded.