Slovenia leaves Estonia with a win

BY foxsports • October 13, 2010

An own goal by Andrei Sidorenkov handed Slovenia a 1-0 win over Estonia in their European Championship qualifier on Tuesday.

The goal came in the 66th minute, when Zlatko Dedic's shot from inside the penalty area deflected off Sidorenkov and wrongfooted Estonia's goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko.

Both teams wasted several scoring opportunities in the Group C match, particularly in the first half.

The hosts' best chance came in the 16th minute when Kaimar Saag's powerful shot was saved by Slovenia's goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

Slovenia has seven points and Estonia has six after four qualifying matches.

Also in Group C are Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland and the Faeroe Islands.

Lineups:

Estonia: Sergei Pareiko, Enar Jaager, Taavi Rahn (Karl Palatu, 55), Ragnar Klavan, Andrei Sidorenkov, Sander Puri (Ats Purje, 69), Aleksandr Dmitrijev, Konstantin Vassiljev, Dmitri Kruglov, Tarmo Kink (Sergei Zenjov, 59), Kaimar Saag.

Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Mio Brecko, Bojan Jokic, Marko uler, Botjan Cesar, Aleksander Radosavljevic, Robert Koren, Valter Birsa (Zlatan Ljubnkic, 90+1), Josip Ilicic (Andra Kirm, 67), Milovoje Novakovic, Tim Matav (Zlatko Dedic, 53).


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