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Qualifying round - Group 1

Wales - Finland
1-5
 

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Finland put five past Wales

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 19.17CET
Wales 1-5 Finland
A Tim Väyrynen hat-trick and goals from Kastriot Kastrati and Moshtagh Yaghoubi helped the visitors to their first Group 1 victory.
by Mark Pitman
from Nantporth
Finland put five past Wales
Tim Väyrynen (right) of Finland is congratulated after one of his three goals ©FAW
 

Match statistics

Wales
Finland

1

Goals scored

5

12

Total attempts

11

4

on target

5

7

off target

5

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

16

14

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

Wales

Wales

Finland

Finland

1Ward (GK)1Joronen (GK) (C)
2Hewitt
46
3Aspegren
3Freeman
57
5Lam
4Lucas (C)
85
6Lod
5Walsh7Yaghoubi
39
6Tancock9Väyrynen
11
30
57
88
7Bodin
46
10Paananen
8Huws
47
14Hatakka
9Cassidy15P. O'Shaughnessy
10Lawrence
68
16Alho
59
79
11Isgrove19Kastrati
7
69

Substitutes

12Roberts (GK)12Viitala (GK)
13Fox
46
2Hämäläinen
14Dawson
68
4Nieminen
15Alfei8Heimonen
16Evans11Hertsi
79
17Burns
46
17Mäkijärvi
69
18Harrison18Hilska
88

Coaches

Geraint Williams (WAL) Mika Laurikainen (FIN)

Standings

  
Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 19.17CET

Finland put five past Wales

Wales 1-5 Finland
A Tim Väyrynen hat-trick and goals from Kastriot Kastrati and Moshtagh Yaghoubi helped the visitors to their first Group 1 victory.

Finland secured their first UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 victory in emphatic style with a 5-1 defeat of Wales.

Kastriot Kastrati and Tim Väyrynen put Finland in control with goals inside the opening 11 minutes. Their superiority was confirmed before the break when Väyrynen grabbed his second and Moshtagh Yaghoubi added a fourth. An Emyr Huws penalty early in the second half gave Wales a glimmer of hope but Väyrynen completed his hat-trick, and the scoring, in the 57th minute to restore Finland's four-goal lead.

Wales were looking to pick up where they left off after opening the section with victory against Moldova in March, but it was the visitors who took charge early on. Kastrati converted Yaghoubi's corner to open the scoring and his account for the qualifying campaign in the seventh minute, before Väyrynen turned in Nikolai Alho's centre to score his first just four minutes later. Väyrynen was giving the Wales defence a torrid time and the 20-year-old further extended the lead on the half-hour with Yaghoubi laying on another assist.

Finland's impressive first-half performance was capped off by Yaghoubi's effort. Wales were given some hope when Huws converted from the spot in the 47th minute after Felipe Aspegren felled Wesley Burns. However, Väyrynen had the final say, heading another Yaghoubi delivery in to complete his hat-trick and a resounding win for Finland just shy of the hour.

"We have to look at what happened in the first half, we didn't see it coming," Wales manager Geraint Williams told UEFA.com. "They put us under pressure from the outset and we didn't handle it. I was disappointed by the way we defended. We came out in the second half and upped our tempo, but we have to look at why we weren't at that tempo from the start. We must now look at ourselves for a reaction in the next match against San Marino."

Last updated: 04/09/13 17.44CET

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