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Estonia v Germany Euro 2020 Qualifiers: 4 Talking Points

Ferdie
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
14 Oct 2019, 03:27 IST

#2 Estonia keen but wasteful

Kimmich's reading of the game prevented plenty of counter attacks
Kimmich's reading of the game prevented plenty of counter attacks

The home side started off sensing Germany's desire to play out of the back and pressed high right from the first minute. They were further encouraged by the sending off to commit men in attack and take on a sometimes over-elaborate build-up from Germany's backline.

Despite having recovered posession in dangerous areas and breaking fairly quickly Estonia weren't able to tangibly hurt this Germany team. Their shooting was either off-target or too tame and often found Manuel Neuer in goal easily.

Vassiljev, the team captain with 25 goals for his national team, had a couple of opportunities that he should have tested Neuer with more sternly but failed to do so. Had they been able to make the best of these opportunities, the Germans might have had a very different night. They continued to press forward to the end to their credit but could've done with better finishing.

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