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Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.45CET
Turkey 0-0 Estonia
An off-colour Kaimar Saag failed to take advantage of the visitors' openings as a draw in Rize played into the hands of Switzerland.
Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt
Kaimer Saag passed up two good chances ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.45CET

Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt

Turkey 0-0 Estonia
An off-colour Kaimar Saag failed to take advantage of the visitors' openings as a draw in Rize played into the hands of Switzerland.

Turkey and Estonia failed to keep the pressure on at the Group 2 summit as a goalless draw in Rize served only to strengthen leaders Switzerland's advantage.

Saag openings
Just one point separated Turkey and Estonia going into Wednesday's match and there was similarly little to choose between them at the Rize Atatürk Stadium. Despite picking up five points from their last four 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers it was the visitors who made much of the running, Kaimar Saag going close inside two minutes. The Silkeborg IF striker wasted another presentable opportunity just before the interval, and when goalkeeper Cenk Gönen kept out Artjom Artjunin's blistering free-kick five minutes from time a draw was inevitable.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Estonia

Estonia

1
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
1
PedõkStanislav Pedõk (GK)
2
Barış BaşdaşBarış Başdaş
2
TenisteTaijo Teniste
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
3
KallasteKen Kallaste
4
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
4
MorozovIgor Morozov
5
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
5
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
6
Ergün BerishaErgün Berisha
Substitution58
6
E.PuriEino Puri (C)
Yellow Card15
7
Tevfik KöseTevfik Köse
7
S. PuriSander Puri
Yellow Card37
Substitution90+5
8
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin (C)
8
LutsSiim Luts
Yellow Card62
Substitution90+2
9
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
9
SaagKaimar Saag
10
Ömer ŞişmanoğluÖmer Şişmanoğlu
Substitution64
10
MošnikovSergei Mošnikov
Substitution69
11
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Yellow Card42
11
FrolovAndrei Frolov

Substitutes

12
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
12
VentselAlan Ventsel (GK)
13
Emre ÖzkanEmre Özkan
13
VeisAndrei Veis
14
Abdullah KarmilAbdullah Karmil
14
NarisArmand Naris
15
Ferhat KirazFerhat Kiraz
Substitution58
Substitution83
15
VõttiTanel Võtti
16
Deniz YılmazDeniz Yılmaz
Substitution64
16
JevdokimovJuri Jevdokimov
Substitution90+2
17
Furkan ÖzçalFurkan Özçal
17
AllikuRauno Alliku
Substitution90+5
18
Ahmet ArıAhmet Arı
Substitution83
18
Henri AnierHenri Anier
Substitution69

Coach

Hami Mandirali (TUR) Frank Bernhardt (GER)

Referee

Draženko Kovačić (CRO)

Assistant referees

Zeljko Novosel (CRO), Josip Havaić (CRO)

Fourth official

Zlatko Šimčić (CRO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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