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Estonia finish with stylish win

Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.39CET
Andorra 0-2 Estonia
Andres Oper and Joel Lindpere scored the goals as Estonia ended their Group E programme with a second victory.
Estonia finish with stylish win
Estonia player Ragnar Klavan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraEstonia

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
2
Corners3
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.39CET

Estonia finish with stylish win

Andorra 0-2 Estonia
Andres Oper and Joel Lindpere scored the goals as Estonia ended their Group E programme with a second victory.

Estonia completed a difficult UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Andorra which left the vanquished home team without a point from eleven matches in Group E.

Tough group
The visitors, who had the misfortune of being placed in the same pool as Croatia, Russia and England, at least finished on a high with goals from Andres Oper and Joel Lindpere proving enough to see off a limited Andorra side.

Physical defending
It took Estonia a while to establish any kind of superiority with the majority of their attacks in the opening stages rebuffed by some physical defending from the hosts. Estonia finally found a way through the massed ranks of Andorra defenders after 31 minutes, though, Martin Reim's inswinging free-kick being headed in by Oper.

Lindpere goal
Kaimar Saag and Raio Piiroja both wasted chances to double the advantage before Lindpere did just that on the hour, driving in a left-footed shot from the edge of the area after home defender Óscar Sonejee failed to make a routine clearance. Only a magnificent save from Koldo Álvarez denied Saag a third as Estonia ran out comfortable winners to finish with seven points from 12 games.

Last updated: 18/11/07 1.28CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Estonia

Estonia

1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
1
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
2
Txema GarcíaTxema García
Substitution46
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
3
RubioJordi Rubio
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
Yellow Card36
Substitution84
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee (C)
4
PiirojaRaio Piiroja
5
Toni LimaAn Toni Lima
3
StepanovAndrei Stepanov
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima
Substitution81
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
8
M. VieiraMarcio Vieira
Yellow Card16
9
KlavanRagnar Klavan
Yellow Card90+2
7
AyalaJosep Ayala
Yellow Card65
10
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Goal60
9
MorenoSergio Moreno
Substitution70
7
ReimMartin Reim (C)
Yellow Card40
Substitution68
10
PujolMarc Pujol
Yellow Card45+4
18
SaagKaimar Saag
11
SiveraToni Sivera
8
OperAndres Oper
Goal31
Substitution46

Substitutes

13
Ferran PolFerran Pol (GK)
30
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
17
SomozaAlex Somoza
19
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
15
AndorráXavi Andorrá
11
AnnisteAivar Anniste
18
GonzalezJusto Gonzalez
Substitution81
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Substitution84
14
RieraGabriel Riera
22
TenisteTaijo Teniste
Substitution68
16
Juan Carlos ToscanoJuan Carlos Toscano
Substitution70
Yellow Card84
15
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution46
12
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Substitution46
28
AhjuperaJarmo Ahjupera

Coach

David Rodrigo Lo (ESP) Viggo Jensen (DEN)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Keith Sorbie (SCO), James Bee (SCO)

Fourth official

Stuart Dougal (SCO)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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