ASTANA. Finland tops Kazakhstan 2-0 after T. Pukki scores 2 goals.
The match was played at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on Tuesday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Halis Özkahya who was helped by Ceyhun Sesigüzel and Ali Saygın Ögel. The 4th official was Tugay Kaan Numanoğlu. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold at 2 degrees Celsius or 35.55 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.
- ! 38 Ball Possession 62
- 7 Total 20
- 1 On Target 8
- 6 Off Target 12
- 1 Shots blocked 3
- 109 Attack 168
- 23 Dangerous attack 61
- 99 Ball safe 92
- 0 Penalties 0
- 0 Corners 5
- 14 Total 4
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 10 Substitutions 11
Finland was in firm control of the ball 62% while Kazakhstan was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Finland was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Finland won the match.
Kazakhstan shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Finland shot 20 times, 8 on target, 12 off target.
Kazakhstan received 3 yellow cards (B. Zaynutdinov, S. Maliy and Y. Vorogovskiy). On the other side, Finland received 1 yellow card (R. Ivanov).
After playing this encounter, Kazakhstan will stay with 3 points to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Finland will have 8 points to stay in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Kazakhstan will play away against France on the 13th of November with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of France (0 draws).
Finland will play away agasint Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 13th of November with a 1-1 head to head.
Kazakhstan – Formation
Kazakhstan started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Talgat Baysufinov decided to play with the following team: Igor Shatskiy, Marat Bystrov , Abzal Beysebekov , Sergey Maliy , Nuraly Alip , Yan Vorogovskiy , Georgy Zhukov , Islambek Kuat , Vladislav Vasiljev , Oralkhan Omirtayev and Baktiyar Zaynutdinov .
The home team had on the bench: Askhat Tagybergen, Ramazan Orazov, Aleksey Shchetkin , Alibek Kassym, Sultanbek Astanov, Mukhamedjan Seisen, Erkin Tapalov , Maksat Taykenov, Stas Pokatilov, Aybar Zhaksylykov , Sagadat Tursynbay and Temirlan Erlanov.
Kazakhstan made 5 changes: O. Omirtaev for A. Shchetkin (58′), G. Zhukov for A. Zhaksylykov (58′), V. Vasiljev for A. Tagybergen (58′), Y. Vorogovskiy for M. Taykenov (73′) and M. Bystrov for E. Tapalov (76′).
Best player: Nuraly Alip
The player that probably impressed the most for Kazakhstan was Nuraly Alip.
His rating iswith 40 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12.
Finland – Formation
Finland started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
On the opposite side, Markku Kanerva played with: Lukáš Hrádecký, Albin Granlund , Leo Väisänen , Robert Ivanov , Niko Hämäläinen , Rasmus Schüller , Robin Lod , Urho Nissilä , Glen Kamara , Joel Pohjanpalo and Teemu Pukki .
They had on the bench: Robert Taylor, Joona Toivio, Roope Riski, Jukka Raitala, Ilmari Niskanen, Onni Valakari , Thomas Lam, Carljohan Eriksson, Fredrik Jensen , Paulus Arajuuri, Jesse Joronen and Juhani Ojala.
Finland could not rely on the presence of F. Jensen (injured).
Finland made 5 changes: J. Pohjanpalo for F. Jensen (33′), T. Pukki for O. Valakari (78′), A. Granlund for J. Raitala (78′), R. Lod for R. Taylor (90′) and U. Nissila for R. Riski (90′).
Best player: Teemu Pukki
The player that probably impressed the most for Finland was Teemu Pukki.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 16 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 11. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.
- Kazakhstan – Finland – 0-2
- Portugal – Luxembourg – 5-0
- Serbia – Azerbaijan – 3-1
- Bulgaria – Northern Ireland – 2-1
- Lithuania – Switzerland – 0-4
- Kosovo – Georgia – 1-2
- Sweden – Greece – 2-0
- Denmark – Austria – 1-0
- Faroe Islands – Scotland – 0-1
- Israel – Moldova – 2-1
- Albania – Poland – 0-1
- England – Hungary – 1-1