Football: Estonia Draw Against Kyrgyzstan

Henri Anier Photo: ERR Sport
6/11/2013 4:55 PM
Category: Sports

Kyrgyzstan went one better than in their last game against European opposition, when they lost 1-0 against Estonia in Kuressaare in 2000, by drawing against the Estonian national football team 1-1 on Tuesday.

The match was the last of three friendly games played in Tallinn over nine days, with Estonia beating Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0, but losing to Belarus 0-2.

In a similar fashion to last Friday’s game against Trinidad and Tobago, the Estonian national team started strong, putting pressure on the visitors and opting for a more physical style of play.

Estonia, not fielding its strongest eleven, created many chances and found another gear during the last fifteen minutes of the first half, culminating in a headed goal by Sander Puri, one of the shortest footballers on the pitch from the last touch of the ball in the first half.

Estonia also dominated the second half, but could not capitalize on any chances.

Instead it was the visitors who scored through Vadim Hartšenko. The Kyrgyz made the most of a serious defensive error by the home side In the 67th minute to make it 1-1.


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