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Macedonian frustration in Skopje

Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.25CET
F.Y.R. Macedonia 1-1 Estonia The Macedonians failed to complete the double over Group E rivals Estonia despite dominating for large periods.
Macedonian frustration in Skopje
Estonia's goalscorer Raio Piiroja, left, vies with Macedonia's Nikolce Noveski in their Group E draw ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FYROMEstonia

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners8
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.25CET

Macedonian frustration in Skopje

F.Y.R. Macedonia 1-1 Estonia The Macedonians failed to complete the double over Group E rivals Estonia despite dominating for large periods.

F.Y.R. Macedonia failed to complete the double over Group E rivals Estonia despite dominating for large periods as they pushed in vain for a winning goal in Skopje.

Early onslaught
Despite struggling against an early Estonia onslaught, which earned the visitors a 17th-minute lead through Raio Piiroja's strike, the Macedonians equalised on the half-hour when Goran Maznov headed in a corner. The subsequent rash of chances that they forced could not produce a winner.

Estonia on top
Estonia had the better of the first half and capitalised when Piiroja drove a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Petar Milosevski to give his team a deserved advantage. The hosts responded, though, and Maznov restored parity when he met Darko Tasevski's inswinging corner with a towering header. Estonia then came close to regaining the initiative late in the half, Piiroja volleying a Joel Lindpere corner just wide.

Turnaround
After the break Srečko Katanec's men began to assert themselves and Maznov screwed a shot off target from inside the penalty box. Maznov again threatened after Aleksandr Dmitrijev had fouled substitute Artim Polozani on the left wing; the midfielder dusted himself down to cross the resulting free-kick for the impressive Maznov to nod centimetres wide.

Macedonian miss
Another F.Y.R. Macedonia forward, Aco Stojkov, also squandered a late opportunity when he failed to trouble Pavel Londak from close range. The draw leaves the home side in fifth place in Group E on eight points, while their opponents trail four points behind having played a game more. The Macedonians had won 1-0 in Estonia in August 2006.

Last updated: 13/09/07 0.09CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Estonia

Estonia

1
MilosevskiPetar Milosevski (GK)
12
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
14
LazarevskiVlade Lazarevski
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski (C)
3
StepanovAndrei Stepanov
2
NoveskiNikolce Noveski
4
PiirojaRaio Piiroja
Goal17
5
VasoskiAleksandar Vasoski
Yellow Card42
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
7
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski
21
RähnTaavi Rähn
Substitution62
17
TrajanovVanco Trajanov
Substitution46
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
8
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
9
KlavanRagnar Klavan
9
MaznovGoran Maznov
Goal30
Yellow Card55
10
LindpereJoel Lindpere
10
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
8
OperAndres Oper (C)
Substitution90
20
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution81
18
SaagKaimar Saag
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
GeorgievskiJordan Georgievski (GK)
16
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
13
PolozaniArtim Polozani
Substitution46
2
AllasTeet Allas
3
PopovGoran Popov
13
RoobaUrmas Rooba
6
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski
7
ReimMartin Reim
Substitution62
18
ToleskiGoce Toleski
Substitution81
11
AnnisteAivar Anniste
Substitution90
11
BaldovalievZoran Baldovaliev
14
SmirnovMaksim Smirnov
16
EminiVulnet Emini
15
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution79
Yellow Card83

Coach

Srečko Katanec (SVN) Viggo Jensen (DEN)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Stavros Procopiou (CYP), Andreas Papapanayiotou (CYP)

Fourth official

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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