On March 27, one of the matches of Euro 2024 took place. Team Austria and the national team of Estonia met.
Austria - Estonia - 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: Kainz (68), Gregoric (88) - Sappinen (25)
Warnings: M. Paskotsi (34), Mattias Kyte (58), V. Sinyavsky (80)
Overview of the match Austria - Estonia:
Austria faced Estonia at the Raiffeisen Arena in the decisive match of Euro qualification, and it was an exciting encounter from start to finish. At halftime the score was 0-1 in favor of Estonia, but in the end the Austrians won 2-1. Austria started to put pressure on Estonia early in the game, and after just 17 minutes, a penalty kick was awarded, which unfortunately Michael Gregoric failed to convert. Estonia responded just 8 minutes later with a successful goal by Rauno Sappinen to put them ahead. A few minutes later Estonian player Markkus Paskotsi earned a yellow card, but neither team was able to use the chances created. Austria came out in the second half with renewed vigor, and was rewarded with a pair of substitutions in Florian Daniljuk and Dominik Ljubicic. In the 58th minute, Estonian Mikel Kyte was also in the book, and it marked a period of dominance for the Austrian team.
In the 68th minute, Austrian Florian Kainz managed to level the score, which their game deserved. In the 78th minute, Estonia made their first substitution, but it didn't bring the expected result. Instead, they earned a yellow card when Vladislav Sinyavski was sent off in the 80th minute. Austria took the lead after another substitution, when Stefan Posch replaced Karim Onisivo. In the 85th minute, Estonia replaced Rauno Sappinen with Henri Ojamaa, while Austria kept fighting for the decisive goal. And they finally found it in the 88th minute when the aforementioned Michael Gregoric redeemed himself with the winning goal. Estonia tried their best to level the score, but it was not to be. In the last few minutes there were many substitutions as both teams tried to bring the game to a win. Austria's Christoph Baumgartner and Reinhold Schmid replaced David Alaba and Michael Gregoric, respectively, while Estonia released Ats Purje, Sergei Zenov, and Sander Puri. In the end, it was Austria's night, and they earned a well-deserved victory.
In the next round, the rivals are waiting for such matches: Belgium - Austria, Azerbaijan - Estonia.
Match statistics of Austria - Estonia:
|Team Austria||National team of Estonia|
|8||Goals on goal||2|
|15||Kicks from the penalty area||4|
|4||Kicks from behind the penalty box||2|
|1||Saves by goalkeeper||6|
|80%||Accuracy of transmissions||56%|