Swiss brush Estonia aside

Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 18.40CET
Estonia 1-4 Switzerland
Switzerland struck four times in the first half to defeat Estonia in Tallinn and replace the Baltic side at the top of qualifying Group 2.
by Mikhail Malkin
from Kadriorg Stadium
Swiss brush Estonia aside
Switzerland have gone top of Group 2 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EstoniaSwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
4
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts11
 
21
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
9
Fouls committed12
 
15

Matches

Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 18.40CET

Swiss brush Estonia aside

Estonia 1-4 Switzerland
Switzerland struck four times in the first half to defeat Estonia in Tallinn and replace the Baltic side at the top of qualifying Group 2.

Switzerland struck four times in the first half to beat Estonia 4-1 and replace the Baltic side at the top of Group 2.

Revenge
The defeat was Estonia's first in the section and brought their bright start to qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship to an abrupt halt. Estonia had begun the campaign with a 1-0 win in Switzerland, but despite taking the lead in Tallinn through Sergei Zenjov on seven minutes, they could not replicate that success. The goal came against the run of play and Switzerland were not behind for long – four first-half efforts putting the result beyond doubt before the break.

Goal flurry
Stung into action, Alessandro Ciarocchi drew the visitors level three minutes after they had fallen behind when he burst clear of the Estonia defence, before three goals in six minutes blew the game out of the hosts' reach. Mario Gavranovic put Switzerland in front in the 21st minute and further strikes from Frank Feltscher (23) and Philippe Koch (26) ensured their third victory from four matches in the section. They top Group 2 with Estonia two points back and Turkey in third a further point adrift but with a game in hand.

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Last updated: 09/10/09 20.05CET

Related information

Lineup

Estonia

Estonia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1Stanislav Pedõk (GK)1Yann Sommer (GK) (C)
2Andrei Veis2Gaetano Berardi
Substitution83'
3Martin Tšegodajev3Philippe Koch
Goal26'
4Aleksei Jahhimovitš
Yellow Card19'
Substitution34'
4Jonathan Rossini
5Igor Morozov (C)
Yellow Card80'
5François Affolter
6Andre Frolov6Daniel Pavlović
7Juri Jevdokimov7Frank Feltscher
Goal23'
Yellow Card42'
Substitution67'
8Siim Luts8Xavier Hochstrasser
Yellow Card54'
9Sergei Zenjov
Goal7'
Substitution71'
9Alessandro Ciarocchi
Goal10'
10Sergei Mošnikov10Mario Gavranović
Goal21'
Substitution74'
11Kaimar Saag
Substitution46'
11Valentin Stocker

Substitutes

12Daniil Savitski (GK)12Kevin Fickentscher (GK)
13Artjom Artjunin
Substitution34'
Yellow Card90'
14Rolf Feltscher
Substitution83'
14Ken Kallaste15Alain Wiss
15Albert Taar16Moreno Costanzo
Substitution74'
16Tanel Võtti17Fabian Frei
17Rauno Alliku
Substitution46'
18Sébastien Wüthrich
18Henri Anier
Substitution71'
19Adrian Nikci
Substitution67'

Coach

Frank Bernhardt (GER) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Jan Jilek (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ludek Lhotak (CZE), Martin Vecera (CZE)

Fourth official

Milan Makovicka (CZE)

Legend:

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

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