Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 1.45CET
Turkey 0-0 Estonia
An off-colour Kaimar Saag failed to take advantage of the visitors' openings as a draw in Rize played into the hands of Switzerland.
Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt
Kaimer Saag passed up two good chances ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyEstonia

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts6
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
2
Fouls committed9
 
11

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Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 1.45CET

Saag misfires as Group 2 rivals wilt

Turkey 0-0 Estonia
An off-colour Kaimar Saag failed to take advantage of the visitors' openings as a draw in Rize played into the hands of Switzerland.

Turkey and Estonia failed to keep the pressure on at the Group 2 summit as a goalless draw in Rize served only to strengthen leaders Switzerland's advantage.

Saag openings
Just one point separated Turkey and Estonia going into Wednesday's match and there was similarly little to choose between them at the Rize Atatürk Stadium. Despite picking up five points from their last four 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers it was the visitors who made much of the running, Kaimar Saag going close inside two minutes. The Silkeborg IF striker wasted another presentable opportunity just before the interval, and when goalkeeper Cenk Gönen kept out Artjom Artjunin's blistering free-kick five minutes from time a draw was inevitable.

Last updated: 19/11/09 9.26CET

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Lineup

Turkey

Turkey

Estonia

Estonia

1Cenk Gönen (GK)1Stanislav Pedõk (GK)
2Barış Başdaş2Taijo Teniste
3İsmail Köybaşı3Ken Kallaste
4Aykut Demir4Igor Morozov
5Serdar Kesimal5Artjom Artjunin
6Ergün Berisha
Substitution58'
6Eino Puri (C)
Yellow Card15'
7Tevfik Köse7Sander Puri
Yellow Card37'
Substitution90+5'
8Caner Erkin (C)8Siim Luts
Yellow Card62'
Substitution90+2'
9Mustafa Pektemek9Kaimar Saag
10Ömer Şişmanoğlu
Substitution64'
10Sergei Mošnikov
Substitution69'
11Necip Uysal
Yellow Card42'
11Andre Frolov

Substitutes

12Volkan Babacan (GK)12Alan Ventsel (GK)
13Emre Özkan13Andrei Veis
14Abdullah Karmil14Armand Naris
15Ferhat Kiraz
Substitution58'
Substitution83'
15Tanel Võtti
16Deniz Yılmaz
Substitution64'
16Juri Jevdokimov
Substitution90+2'
17Furkan Özçal17Rauno Alliku
Substitution90+5'
18Ahmet Arı
Substitution83'
18Henri Anier
Substitution69'

Coach

Hami Mandirali (TUR) Frank Bernhardt (GER)

Referee

Draženko Kovačić (CRO)

Assistant referees

Zeljko Novosel (CRO), Josip Havaić (CRO)

Fourth official

Zlatko Šimčić (CRO)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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