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Estonia strike late to secure a point against Serbia

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 23.00CET
Estonia 1-1 Serbia
Konstanin Vassiljev's 84th-minute strike denied Serbia the chance to go second in Group C following Marko Pantelić's first-half opener.
Estonia strike late to secure a point against Serbia
Marko Pantelić put Serbia in front in a snowy Tallinn ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EstoniaSerbia

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
8
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
1
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed21
 
15
Fouls suffered13
 
21

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 23.00CET

Estonia strike late to secure a point against Serbia

Estonia 1-1 Serbia
Konstanin Vassiljev's 84th-minute strike denied Serbia the chance to go second in Group C following Marko Pantelić's first-half opener.

Konstanin Vassiljev struck six minutes from time to earn Estonia a 1-1 draw against Serbia in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group C.

Having boosted their hopes of reaching next year's finals with a 2-1 win against Northern Ireland on Friday, Serbia again looked well set when Marko Pantelić – a scorer four days ago – found the net seven minutes before half-time. Vassiljev ensured the spoils were shared, though, leaving Serbia third in the section, level on points with second-placed Slovenia and five behind leaders Italy.

Tarmo Rüütli's side had the first opening in a snowy Tallinn, Kaimar Saag connecting with Dmitri Kruglov's cross only for Serbia captain Nemanja Vidić to block his effort. Home keeper Sergei Pareiko was soon in action himself, denying Zoran Tošić from close range after fine build-up play from Milan Jovanović.

Vassiljev, a scorer in Estonia's 3-1 win in Belgrade in October, tried to repeat the trick just after the half-hour but was thwarted by Željko Brkić. Pantelić, however, did break the deadlock with a clinical finish following a goalmouth scramble.

The Olympiacos FC striker turned creator after the break, Jovanović racing on to his pass but failing to find a way past Pareiko. Brkić was equally up to the task when called upon to keep out substitute Ats Purje's header, but could do nothing to prevent Vassiljev's equaliser from a free-kick.

Last updated: 29/03/11 23.44CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Serbia

Serbia

1
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
1
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
3
RähnTaavi Rähn
Yellow Card90+1
3
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
4
PiirojaRaio Piiroja (C)
Yellow Card16
4
BiševacMilan Biševac
Yellow Card83
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
5
VidićNemanja Vidić (C)
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
6
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
7
S. PuriSander Puri
Substitution29
7
TošićZoran Tošić
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Yellow Card46
Goal84
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Goal38
15
KlavanRagnar Klavan
11
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Yellow Card66
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
14
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution74
18
AhjuperaJarmo Ahjupera
Substitution55
15
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
20
SaagKaimar Saag
Substitution66
18
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution14

Substitutes

22
KotenkoArtur Kotenko (GK)
12
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
8
OperAndres Oper
Substitution55
2
TomovićNenad Tomović
9
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution66
8
LjajićAdem Ljajić
11
PurjeAts Purje
Substitution29
Yellow Card52
13
MirićMarko Mirić
13
VunkMartin Vunk
16
ObradovićIvan Obradović
19
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Substitution74
23
SidorenkovAndrei Sidorenkov
21
TrivunovićVeseljko Trivunović
Substitution14

Coach

Tarmo Rüütli (EST) Vladimir Petrović (SRB)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Rob van de Ven (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

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