Ob Jezeru - Velenje 14/08/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 2

Slovenia - Estonia
0-1
 

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Estonia hold firm to grab Slovenia win

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 22.06CET
Slovenia 0-1 Estonia
A first-half goal from Artur Rättel and some outstanding goalkeeping from Marko Meerits helped the visitors to their first victory of Group 2.
by Grega Sever
from Ob Jezeru Stadium
Estonia hold firm to grab Slovenia win
Slovenia's Elvis Bratanovič (right) and Maksim Podholjuzin of Estonia compete for the ball ©SPS
 

Match statistics

Slovenia
Estonia

0

Goals scored

1

16

Total attempts

9

7

on target

2

6

off target

5

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

0

2

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Estonia

Estonia

1Jug (GK)12Meerits (GK) (C)
2Kous2Baranov
4Blažič
Substitution46
3Mets
5Mitrovič (C)4Podholjuzin
6Dobrovoljc
Substitution83
5Kulinitš
Yellow Card50
7Šporar7Lipin
Substitution90+4
9Vučkič
Yellow Card88
8Raudsepp
10Jelenič
Yellow Card66
11Pikk
Substitution81
13Trajkovski13Antonov
17Bratanovič
Substitution71
15Anier
21Derviševič17Rättel
Goal22
Substitution65

Substitutes

12Cotman (GK)22Reiman (GK)
3Janža6Lepistu
8Črnic
Substitution46
9Mööl
Substitution65
11Pučko
Substitution71
10Elhi
Substitution81
14Palčič14Klemmer
15Zajc16Indermitte
18Ploj
Substitution83
18Mütt
Substitution90+4

Coaches

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Martin Reim (EST)

Referee

Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)

Standings

Last updated: 15/08/2013 10:11 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 22.06CET

Estonia hold firm to grab Slovenia win

Slovenia 0-1 Estonia
A first-half goal from Artur Rättel and some outstanding goalkeeping from Marko Meerits helped the visitors to their first victory of Group 2.

A first-half goal from Artur Rättel kick-started Estonia's UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign as Slovenia endured a frustrating evening.

Rättel made the breakthrough on 22 minutes, collecting Andreas Raudsepp's low cross, turning marker Nemanja Mitrovič and firing in. At the break a 1-0 lead was the least Estonia deserved but Slovenia laid siege to their goal in the second half. Only some wayward finishing and outstanding saves from Marko Meerits denied them at least a share of the Group 2 spoils.

"We needed this success after two bad games," said Estonia coach Martin Reim, whose team moved second with four points from three games with the win. "I expected a tough match, but we were better in the first half. We knew Slovenia would press hard in the second half, but we held on and had chances to score. This victory is very important for our confidence."

Meerits will certainly have high morale after an outstanding performance, largely at the expense of the lively Andraž Šporar. The striker went close with his feet, with his head and even in a one-on-one early in the second half but the goalkeeper stood firm. "This is a disappointment," home coach Tomaž Kavčič conceded after what was his team's first qualifier.

Last updated: 04/09/13 17.45CET

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