Estonia celebrate Swiss success

Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET
Switzerland 0-1 Estonia
Pierluigi Tami's first match as coach of Switzerland ended with a surprise home loss to qualfying Group 2 rivals Estonia.
by Justin Schroll
Estonia celebrate Swiss success
Kaimar Saag earned Estonia all three points ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwitzerlandEstonia

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts15
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
17

Matches

Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET

Estonia celebrate Swiss success

Switzerland 0-1 Estonia
Pierluigi Tami's first match as coach of Switzerland ended with a surprise home loss to qualfying Group 2 rivals Estonia.

Pierluigi Tami's first match as coach of Switzerland ended with a surprise home defeat by Estonia, giving the visitors the perfect start to life in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2.

Saag strike
Despite their technical superiority, the Swiss experienced difficulties straight from the off and failed to find the key to unlocking Estonia's well-marshalled defence. Instead, it was Kaimar Saag who made the only breakthrough of the match, burying the ball with 31 minutes gone to take Frank Bernhardt's charges into second place, three points adrift of Turkey.

Rare openings
Appointed to replace Pierre-André Schürmann, Tami was looking to begin his reign in the best possible circumstances, yet his side were unable to create any chances in the first period and paid the price when Saag pounced on a mistake at the back with just over half an hour gone. They were only marginally better after the interval too, Adrian Nikci and Valentin Stocker spurning rare openings as Estonia kept them at bay. The victors next welcome Georgia on 5 September, while the Swiss must attempt a return to winning ways in Armenia the day before.

 

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Last updated: 12/08/09 20.05CET

Related information

Lineup

Switzerland

Switzerland

Estonia

Estonia

1Yann Sommer (GK) (C)1Stanislav Pedõk (GK)
2Michel Morganella
Yellow Card59'
2Andrei Veis
3Jonas Elmer
Substitution60'
3Ken Kallaste
4Rolf Feltscher4Aleksei Jahhimovitš
5Jonathan Rossini
Yellow Card64'
5Igor Morozov
6Cabral
Yellow Card42'
6Eino Puri (C)
7Adrian Nikci7Sergei Mošnikov
Yellow Card45'
Substitution62'
8Sébastien Wüthrich
Substitution76'
8Siim Luts
Substitution69'
9Orhan Mustafi
Substitution60'
9Rauno Alliku
Substitution80'
10Mario Gavranović10Andre Frolov
11Valentin Stocker11Kaimar Saag
Goal31'

Substitutes

12Jayson Leutwiler (GK)12Daniil Savitski (GK)
14Simone Grippo
Substitution60'
13Martin Tšegodajev
Substitution69'
Yellow Card82'
15Daniel Pavlović14Artjom Artjunin
16Moreno Costanzo
Substitution60'
15Dmitri Smirnov
17Shkelzen Gashi
Substitution76'
16Albert Taar
18Alessandro Ciarocchi17Henri Anier
Substitution62'
19Gaetano Berardi18Edwin Stüf
Substitution80'

Coach

Pierluigi Tami (SUI) Frank Bernhardt (GER)

Referee

Christopher Lautier (MLT)

Assistant referees

Konrad G. Borg (MLT), Joseph Camilleri (MLT)

Fourth official

Andre Arciola (MLT)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also