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Late loss to Swiss compounds Estonia's woe

Published: Monday 12 October 2015, 22.37CET
Estonia 0-1 Switzerland
Results elsewhere confirmed that Magnus Pehrsson's side would miss out on the play-offs but Ragnar Klavan's late own goal salted the wound.

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Match statistics

EstoniaSwitzerland

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)42
 
58
Total attempts9
 
15
on target4
 
3
off target3
 
8
blocked2
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
17

Standings

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Monday 12 October 2015, 22.37CET

Late loss to Swiss compounds Estonia's woe

Estonia 0-1 Switzerland
Results elsewhere confirmed that Magnus Pehrsson's side would miss out on the play-offs but Ragnar Klavan's late own goal salted the wound.

  • Estonia miss out on a place in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs after Slovenia's victory in San Marino
  • Switzerland come second in Group E with seven wins and three losses, nine points behind England
  • Tonight's results mean Estonia are still to appear at a UEFA European Championship finals
  • Ragnar Klavan scores an own goal in the 94th minute
  • Xherdan Shaqiri is substituted at the break as Vladimir Petković plans for France next summer

Estonia's dream of an unlikely late surge into the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs failed to materialise, their fate of a fourth-placed finish already confirmed before Ragnar Klavan's 94th-minute own goal consigned them to defeat by Switzerland at the A. Le Coq Arena.

Ultimately, tonight's concurrent 2-0 win for Slovenia away to San Marino deemed the result in Tallinn meaningless as Magnus Pehrsson's side missed out on third position in Group E – and the possibility of a first appearance at the continental finals – by six points.

The hosts had been relying on an unlikely turn of events, including a loss for Slovenia and a nine-goal swing in their favour, but they made a frenzied start nonetheless.

Konstantin Vassiljev led by example in the early exchanges, forcing Swiss goalkeeper Marwin Hitz to push his long-range drive behind inside three minutes. The midfielder's resulting corner then fizzed agonisingly across goal, via Eren Derdiyok's mistimed clearance.

Fabian Schär, Granit Xhaka and Haris Seferovic had scored as Switzerland won the reverse fixture 3-0 in Lucerne in March, but this promised to be a more competitive affair judging by the Baltic team's first-half endeavour.

They had another opportunity to break the deadlock in the 19th minute when Karol Mets crossed for Ken Kallaste in front of goal, but the defender could not direct his header on target.

Four minutes after the restart, Breel Embolo, who had just replaced Xherdan Shaqiri, found Admir Mehmedi in space. However the Bayer Leverkusen man, marauding into space behind the defence, was unable to beat Mihkel Aksalu in the Estonian goal.

Coupled with Ats Purje's late miss from one metre out in the 90th minute, defender Klavan's subsequent bundled own goal deep into stoppage time from Embolo's smart cutback, summed up Estonia's night.

Last updated: 14/10/15 0.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014059/postmatch/report/index.html#swiss+salt+estonia+wound

Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
12
HitzMarwin Hitz (GK)
3
PikkArtur Pikk
2
M. LangMichael Lang
7
S. PuriSander Puri
Substitution67
3
MoubandjeFrançois Moubandje
10
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
Substitution61
5
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
8
InlerGökhan Inler (C)
15
KlavanRagnar Klavan (C)
Goal90+4
9
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
16
AntonovIlja Antonov
10
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Substitution80
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
15
DžemailiBlerim Džemaili
18
MetsKarol Mets
Yellow Card78
18
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution71
19
KallasteKen Kallaste
Substitution80
20
DjourouJohan Djourou
23
TenisteTaijo Teniste
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
MeeritsMarko Meerits (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
22
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
4
KloseTimm Klose
2
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Substitution67
6
WidmerSilvan Widmer
4
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
7
EmboloBreel Embolo
Substitution46
5
JürgensonMarkus Jürgenson
14
SteffenRenato Steffen
Substitution71
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
16
ZuffiLuca Zuffi
8
GussevMaksim Gussev
17
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Substitution80
9
PurjeAts Purje
Substitution61
19
DrmicJosip Drmic
11
TeeverIngemar Teever
22
SchärFabian Schär
13
LutsSiim Luts
Substitution80
20
KamsGert Kams
21
BaranovNikita Baranov

Coach

Magnus Pehrsson (SWE) Vladimir Petković (SUI)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Bas van Dongen (NED), Davie Goossens (NED)

Fourth official

Jan de Vries (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Dennis Higler (NED)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution