|Attempts on target||0||2|
|Attempts off target||0||0|
|4||Israel||Republic of Ireland|
|7||Belgium||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Serbia and Montenegro||Spain|
|7||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Lithuania|
By Margus Luik
Slovakia joined second-placed Russia on nine points in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 thanks to a useful win in Estonia.
Lietava heads in
In the wet conditions, Estonia began brightly but it was Slovakia who opened the scoring after 25 minutes when the 1.91m-tall Lietava, who has been in fine form in attack for FK AS Trencín this season, was first to the ball from a corner.
Vladimir Voskoboinikov then went close for Estonia as they pushed to equalise before the break. They could not manage a goal, though, and in the second half it was Slovakia who dominated, forcing Estonia goalkeeper Mihkel Aksalu to make a number of great saves. But even he was beaten three minutes from time again after a corner, when defender Roman Konecny headed in.
Following this game, the only game in the pool today, Slovakia are now only behind Russia on head-to-head record and three points adrift of Portugal in the race for the two play-off places. Slovakia welcome the leaders, who have won all their four games, to Senec on Tuesday while fourth-placed Estonia, yet to score or win in the group, play Russia the following day.
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|Marek Mikolajewski (POL)|
|Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Piotr Mikolajewski (POL)|
|Tomasz Mikulski (POL)|