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Swiss brush Estonia aside

Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 18.40CET
Estonia 1-4 Switzerland
Switzerland struck four times in the first half to defeat Estonia in Tallinn and replace the Baltic side at the top of qualifying Group 2.
by Mikhail Malkin
from Kadriorg Stadium
Swiss brush Estonia aside
Switzerland have gone top of Group 2 ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 18.40CET

Swiss brush Estonia aside

Estonia 1-4 Switzerland
Switzerland struck four times in the first half to defeat Estonia in Tallinn and replace the Baltic side at the top of qualifying Group 2.

Switzerland struck four times in the first half to beat Estonia 4-1 and replace the Baltic side at the top of Group 2.

Revenge
The defeat was Estonia's first in the section and brought their bright start to qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship to an abrupt halt. Estonia had begun the campaign with a 1-0 win in Switzerland, but despite taking the lead in Tallinn through Sergei Zenjov on seven minutes, they could not replicate that success. The goal came against the run of play and Switzerland were not behind for long – four first-half efforts putting the result beyond doubt before the break.

Goal flurry
Stung into action, Alessandro Ciarocchi drew the visitors level three minutes after they had fallen behind when he burst clear of the Estonia defence, before three goals in six minutes blew the game out of the hosts' reach. Mario Gavranovic put Switzerland in front in the 21st minute and further strikes from Frank Feltscher (23) and Philippe Koch (26) ensured their third victory from four matches in the section. They top Group 2 with Estonia two points back and Turkey in third a further point adrift but with a game in hand.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.09CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
PedõkStanislav Pedõk (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK) (C)
2
VeisAndrei Veis
2
BerardiGaetano Berardi
Substitution83
3
TšegodajevMartin Tšegodajev
3
P. KochPhilippe Koch
Goal26
4
JahhimovitšAleksei Jahhimovitš
Yellow Card19
Substitution34
4
RossiniJonathan Rossini
5
MorozovIgor Morozov (C)
Yellow Card80
5
AffolterFrançois Affolter
6
FrolovAndrei Frolov
6
PavlovićDaniel Pavlović
7
JevdokimovJuri Jevdokimov
7
F. FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Goal23
Yellow Card42
Substitution67
8
LutsSiim Luts
8
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
Yellow Card54
9
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
Goal7
Substitution71
9
CiarocchiAlessandro Ciarocchi
Goal10
10
MošnikovSergei Mošnikov
10
GavranovićMario Gavranović
Goal21
Substitution74
11
SaagKaimar Saag
Substitution46
11
StockerValentin Stocker

Substitutes

12
SavitskiDaniil Savitski (GK)
12
FickentscherKevin Fickentscher (GK)
13
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
Substitution34
Yellow Card90
14
R. FeltscherRolf Feltscher
Substitution83
14
KallasteKen Kallaste
15
WissAlain Wiss
15
TaarAlbert Taar
16
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Substitution74
16
VõttiTanel Võtti
17
F. FreiFabian Frei
17
AllikuRauno Alliku
Substitution46
18
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
18
Henri AnierHenri Anier
Substitution71
19
NikciAdrian Nikci
Substitution67

Coach

Frank Bernhardt (GER) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Jan Jilek (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ludek Lhotak (CZE), Martin Večera (CZE)

Fourth official

Milan Makovicka (CZE)

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