Estonia 1-0 Finland: defeats 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Miller

ALBUFEIRA. Estonia tops Finland 1-0 after M. Miller scored just 1 goal (84').

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ALBUFEIRA. Estonia defeats Finland 1-0 after M. Miller scored just 1 goal (84′). Finland was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

The match was played at the Estádio da Nora stadium in Albufeira on Thursday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Gustavo Fernandes Correia with the support of Inácio Pereira and Tiago Oliveira Leandro. The 4th official was Marcos Roberto Viegas Brazão. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.7 degrees Celsius or 62.02 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Finland was in firm control of the ball 62% while Estonia was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Finland was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Estonia managed to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Finland shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target. Talking about the opposition, Estonia shot 4 times, 3 on target, 1 off target.


Finland received 1 yellow card (Santeri Hostikka). On the other side, Estonia received 1 yellow card (Marko Lipp).

After this match, Finland stays with points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while Estonia has points (0th).

Match Events

  • 9'

    Santeri Hostikka

  • 46'

    K. Hein

    Marko Meerits

  • 46'

    K. Meriluoto

    Santeri Hostikka

  • 51'

    Sten Reinkort

    Henrik Ojamaa

  • 51'

    H. Ojamaa

    Taijo Teniste

  • 66'

    Markus Poom

    Konstantin Vassiljev

  • 66'

    R. Saarma

    Sergei Zenjov

  • 71'

    Lucas Lingman

    Saku Ylätupa

  • 72'

    Agon Sadiku

    Saku Ylätupa

  • 72'

    Santeri Väänänen

    Rasmus Schüller 

  • 75'

    Marko Lipp

  • 81'

    D. Kuraksin

    Ken Kallaste

  • 84'

    Martin Miller

  • 90'

    Pyry Soiri

    Jaakko Oksanen

Next match

In the next match in the Estonia will play away with Hungary on the 23rd of March with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Hungary (0 draws).

Finland: Formation and Lineups

Finland adopted the 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

The manager Markku Kanerva chose to play with the following team: Viljami Sinisalo (6.4), Santeri Hostikka (6.4), Robin Tihi (7.2), Ville Koski (6.8), Diogo Tomas (7.3), Noah Pallas (6.9), Matti Peltola (7.1), Rasmus Schüller (7.7), Jaakko Oksanen (7.3), Anthony Olusanya (6.1) and Saku Ylätupa (7.0).


Finland made 5 changes: Santeri Hostikka for K. Meriluoto (46′), Saku Ylätupa for Lucas Lingman (71′), Saku Ylätupa for Agon Sadiku (72′), Rasmus Schüller  for Santeri Väänänen (72′) and Jaakko Oksanen for Pyry Soiri (90′).

Top player: Rasmus Schüller

Probably the most impressive player in Finland was Rasmus Schüller.

His rating is (7.7) with 59 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.

Estonia: Formation and Lineups

Also Estonia adopted the 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

Regarding the opposition, Thomas Häberli played with: Marko Meerits (6.4), Taijo Teniste (6.6), Marko Lipp (7.3), Rasmus Peetson (7.0), Erko Tougjas (7.0), Ken Kallaste (6.8), Konstantin Vassiljev (6.4), Martin Miller (6.9), Nikita Vassiljev (7.0), Henrik Ojamaa (6.4) and Sergei Zenjov (6.6).

Estonia could not rely on the presence of D. Kuraksin (injured).


Estonia made 6 changes: Marko Meerits for K. Hein (46′), Henrik Ojamaa for Sten Reinkort (51′), Taijo Teniste for H. Ojamaa (51′), Konstantin Vassiljev for Markus Poom (66′), Sergei Zenjov for R. Saarma (66′) and Ken Kallaste for D. Kuraksin (81′).

Top player: Marko Lipp

Probably the most impressive player in Estonia was Marko Lipp even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.3) with 31 passes (61% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.

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