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Slovenia and Finland share Group 2 spoils

Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.58CET
Slovenia 1-1 Finland
Matic Maruško and Timi Lahti exchanged first-half goals as a meeting between two of the top three in Group 2 ended in a draw that suits neither team.
by Salttu Forsström
from Mestni Stadion Ptuj
Slovenia and Finland share Group 2 spoils
Timi Lahti (R) pictured here in action for HJK Helsinki shone at both ends for Finland ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.58CET

Slovenia and Finland share Group 2 spoils

Slovenia 1-1 Finland
Matic Maruško and Timi Lahti exchanged first-half goals as a meeting between two of the top three in Group 2 ended in a draw that suits neither team.

Slovenia extended their cushion at the top of Group 2 to four points, but second-placed Sweden were the chief beneficiaries of their 1-1 draw with Finland.

Tomaž Kavčič's Slovenia side were looking to keep the pressure on Sweden in the race for a guaranteed berth at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship but were unable to fully capitalise. It began well enough, Matic Maruško scrambling in the opener on 14 minutes, but defender Timi Lahti equalised with a predatory effort before the half-hour mark and after a frenetic, end-to-end finale, 1-1 is how it ended. Sweden, who like Finland have two games in hand on Slovenia, remain on their heels.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Finland

Finland

1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
12
ViitalaWalter Viitala (GK)
2
JovičBoban Jovič
2
UronenJere Uronen
4
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
Yellow Card73
Substitution84
5
HeikkiläTapio Heikkilä
5
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
6
KaukoJoni Kauko (C)
6
MaruškoMatic Maruško
Goal14
7
Cataxo TammilehtoDuarte Cataxo Tammilehto
Yellow Card40
Substitution64
7
KamplKevin Kampl
8
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
8
RepRajko Rep (C)
Yellow Card90+2
10
ForsellPetteri Forsell
10
LazarevičDejan Lazarevič
Substitution78
14
ToivomäkiHenri Toivomäki
Substitution75
11
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution58
16
PohjanpaloJoel Pohjanpalo
Substitution69
13
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
17
LahtiTimi Lahti
Goal29
19
BerićRobert Berić
19
Dalla ValleLauri Dalla Valle

Substitutes

12
DžafićElvis Džafić (GK)
1
SahlgrenSaku-Pekka Sahlgren (GK)
9
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič
Substitution78
3
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo
Substitution75
14
Delamea-MlinarAntonio Delamea-Mlinar
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä
15
BlažičMiha Blažič
9
VäyrynenTim Väyrynen
Substitution69
16
BožičBlaž Božič
Substitution84
11
LähdeJuho Lähde
Substitution64
17
BoharDamjan Bohar
15
RannankariTuomas Rannankari
18
PodlogarMatej Podlogar
Substitution58
18
AbdulahiDenis Abdulahi

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Mika Laurikainen (FIN)

Referee

Marius Avram (ROU)

Assistant referees

Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Dragos Istrate (ROU)

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