Gorodskoi - Molodechno 25/08/2011 - 15:30CET (16:30 local time)

Qualifying group stage - Group 5

Belarus - Estonia
2-1
 

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Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense

Published: Thursday 25 August 2011, 17.27CET
Belarus 2-1 Estonia
First-half goals by Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva ensured Tatiana Volkova's side made a winning start to EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi stadium
Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense
Belarus goalscorer Olga Aniskovtseva (right) up against Anete Palus ©Anastasia Zhiltsova
 

Match statistics

Belarus
Estonia

2

Goals scored

1

14

Total attempts

9

5

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

3

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

3

3

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Estonia

Estonia

22Botyanovskaya (GK)1Meetua (GK)
3Vasilyeva2Emajõe
Goal71
4Borisenko3Jaadla
5Shpak (C)4Raadik
7Tatarinova
Yellow Card55
6Paulus
8Novikova
Goal31
7Loo
Yellow Card50
9Tretyakova
Substitution62
8Palmaru (C)
Substitution64
13Aniskovtseva
Goal45+1
Substitution78
9Aarna
14Shramok
Substitution89
11Žernosekova
17Avkhimovich15Zlidnis
Yellow Card61
18Lutskevich18Õunpuu
Substitution81

Substitutes

1Kovalchuk (GK)12Laar (GK)
2Astashova5Prants
Substitution64
6Khavanskaya
Substitution78
10Vals
10Loginova
Substitution62
13Sonnberg
11Buzinova
Substitution89
14Pello
15Nizhegorodova16Lambin
16Guzarevich17Sasova
Substitution81

Coaches

Tatiana Volkova (BLR) Keith Boanas (ENG)

Referee

Floarea Ionescu (ROU)

Press kits

Standings

 
  
Published: Thursday 25 August 2011, 17.27CET

Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense

Belarus 2-1 Estonia
First-half goals by Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva ensured Tatiana Volkova's side made a winning start to EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.

A strong first-half performance ensured Belarus made a winning start to UEFA Women's EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.

Goals in the first 45 minutes from Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva gave the hosts a two-goal lead. Although Liis Emajõe pulled one back with 19 minutes left Tatiana Volkova's side held on for a well-deserved victory.

Belarus dominated the early stages, going ahead just after the half-hour when Anna Tatarinova's long shot was saved, but Novikova got to the rebound first before unleashing a fierce 25-metre drive into the top left corner. Though Estonia came close to an equaliser a minute later, when Inna Botyanovskaya denied Margarita Žernosekov, the hosts continue to push on. Aniskovtseva was initially frustrated by a fine Elis Meetua save but finally beat the Estonian No1 on the stroke of half-time when she headed in Irina Tretiakova's cross.

There was a glimmer of hope for Keith Boanas's charges in the 71st minute when they reduced the deficit through Emajõe, who scored at the second attempt after being put through by Katrin Loo. But Belarus held on, settling for a narrow win, which might have been more convincing had Tatyana Shramok converted Ekaterina Avkhimovich's left-wing centre with six minutes remaining.

Estonia resume their campaign at home to Ukraine when qualifying around Europe begins in earnest on 18 September, while pacesetters Belarus welcome Finland on 27 October in their next fixture. Slovakia are also in the section, which is the second to begin with Iceland having previously beaten Bulgaria 6-0 in Group 3.

Last updated: 27/03/13 3.58CET

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