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Finland beat Slovenia to claim first win

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 22.35CET
Finland 1-0 Slovenia
Lauri Dalla Valle's tenth-minute penalty was enough for the hosts to pick up their first win and leap above Slovenia in qualifying Group 2.
by Pasi Heikkilä
from Porin Stadion
Finland beat Slovenia to claim first win
Lauri Dalla Valle takes the plaudits after scoring the only goal of the game for Finland ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

FinlandSlovenia

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
7
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners3
 
3
Fouls committed10
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 22.35CET

Finland beat Slovenia to claim first win

Finland 1-0 Slovenia
Lauri Dalla Valle's tenth-minute penalty was enough for the hosts to pick up their first win and leap above Slovenia in qualifying Group 2.

Finland beat Slovenia 1-0 to record their first victory in 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2.

Having kicked off their campaign with a goalless draw against Malta in June, Finland now have four points to their name. Lauri Dalla Valle was their match-winner in Pori, converting a penalty after ten minutes.

The decisive spot kick came after Petteri Pennanen was felled by Nejc Mevlja, Fulham FC prospect Dalla Valle making no mistake having been told to retake his initial effort. Slovenia begun to assert their authority as Mika Laurikainen's team tired in the second half but were unable to find a way past Saku-Pekka Sahlgren.

Finland are level with Malta at the top of Group 2, a point clear of third-placed Slovenia. Action in the section recommences on 1 September, when Lithuania host Sweden and Slovenia play Malta.

Last updated: 27/03/13 3.58CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
SahlgrenSaku-Pekka Sahlgren (GK)
1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
2
UronenJere Uronen
2
JovičBoban Jovič
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä
4
KrhinRené Krhin
5
HeikkiläTapio Heikkilä
Yellow Card21
5
MevljaNejc Mevlja
6
KaukoJoni Kauko (C)
Yellow Card47
6
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
8
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
Substitution71
7
Aljaž StrunaAljaž Struna
9
RiskiRoope Riski
Substitution86
9
H. VučkičHaris Vučkič
10
PennanenPetteri Pennanen
10
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution77
14
AbdulahiDenis Abdulahi
15
BerićRobert Berić
17
LahtiTimi Lahti
18
VinkoVedran Vinko
Substitution46
19
Dalla ValleLauri Dalla Valle
Goal10
Substitution69
20
RepRajko Rep (C)
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
ViitalaWalter Viitala (GK)
12
RadanMatej Radan (GK)
11
LähdeJuho Lähde
Substitution71
3
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
15
HeiniRiku Heini
Substitution86
11
BešićAdnan Bešić
16
SalonenJuuso Salonen
13
MilecMartin Milec
Substitution77
18
LehtonenJuho Lehtonen
Substitution69
14
BožičBlaž Božič
16
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
Substitution46
17
FinkMatic Fink
Substitution46
Yellow Card68

Coach

Mika Laurikainen (FIN) Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)

Referee

Eli Hacmon (ISR)

Assistant referees

Abed Alramili (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Liran Wachsberger (ISR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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