T. Pukki scores a double to give a 2-0 win to Finland over Kazakhstan

ASTANA. Finland tops Kazakhstan 2-0 after T. Pukki scores a double.

T. Pukki scores a double to give a 2-0 win to Finland over Kazakhstan

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 38 Ball Possession 62
Shots
  • 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
Fouls
  • 14 Total 4
  • 3 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 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.

Cards

Kazakhstan received 3 yellow cards (B. Zaynutdinov, S. Maliy and Y. Vorogovskiy). On the other side, Finland received 1 yellow card (R. Ivanov).

Match Timeline

33'
Fredrik Jensen- sub ->J. Pohjanpalo
Sergey Maliy- Yellow
36'
36'
Robert Ivanov- Yellow
Baktiyar Zaynutdinov- Yellow
39'
45'
Teemu Pukki(goal)R. Lod
48'
Teemu Pukki(goal)U. Nissila
Yan Vorogovskiy- Yellow
58'
58'
Aybar Zhaksylykov- sub ->G. Zhukov
58'
Askhat Tagybergen- sub ->V. Vasiljev
58'
73'
76'
78'
78'
90'
Robert Taylor- sub ->R. Lod
90'

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
19
8
15
8
10
8

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
16
8

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
18
8
12
8
11
8

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8
15
8

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
23
10
16
10
16
10
1
10

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
21
10
18
10
9
10

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
23
10
22
10
14
10
14
10
5
10
5
10

Group I

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
26
10
20
10
18
10
17
10
6
10

Group J

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
17
10
12
10
9
10

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.

Next matches

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
G
Igor Shatskiy 12.Kazakhstan
7.2
D
Sergey Maliy 2.Kazakhstan
7.2
36'
D
Abzal Beysebekov 21.Kazakhstan
7.0
D
Yan Vorogovskiy 11.Kazakhstan
6.4
73' 58'
D
Marat Bystrov 20.Kazakhstan
6.4
76'
D
Nuraly Alip 3.Kazakhstan
7.2
M
Islambek Kuat 5.Kazakhstan
7.0
M
G. Zhukov 10.Kazakhstan
6.9
58'
M
V. Vassiljev 14.Kazakhstan
6.4
58'
F
Baktiyar Zaynutdinov 19.Kazakhstan
7.1
39'
F
Oralkhan Omirtayev 18.Kazakhstan
6.4
58'
Substitutes
G
M. Seysen 15.Kazakhstan
G
Stas Pokatilov 1.Kazakhstan
D
Alibek Kassym 13.Kazakhstan
D
Erkin Tapalov 22.Kazakhstan
6.5
76'
D
Maksat Taykenov 6.Kazakhstan
73'
D
S. Tursynbay 23.Kazakhstan
D
Temirlan Erlanov 4.Kazakhstan
M
Askhat Tagybergen 8.Kazakhstan
6.9
58'
M
Ramazan Orazov 16.Kazakhstan
M
S. Astanov 7.Kazakhstan
F
Aleksey Shchetkin 9.Kazakhstan
6.4
58'
F
Aybar Zhaksylykov 17.Kazakhstan
6.2
58'

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 (7.2), Marat Bystrov (6.4), Abzal Beysebekov (7.0), Sergey Maliy (7.2), Nuraly Alip (7.2), Yan Vorogovskiy (6.4), Georgy Zhukov (6.9), Islambek Kuat (7.0), Vladislav Vasiljev (6.4), Oralkhan Omirtayev (6.4) and Baktiyar Zaynutdinov (7.1).

The home team had on the bench: Askhat Tagybergen (6.9), Ramazan Orazov, Aleksey Shchetkin (6.4), Alibek Kassym, Sultanbek Astanov, Mukhamedjan Seisen, Erkin Tapalov (6.5), Maksat Taykenov, Stas Pokatilov, Aybar Zhaksylykov (6.2), Sagadat Tursynbay and Temirlan Erlanov.

Substitutions

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 is (7.2) with 40 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12.

Finland – Formation

Finland
G
Lukáš Hrádecký 1.Finland
7.2
D
Albin Granlund 3.Finland
6.8
78'
D
Robert Ivanov 18.Finland
7.4
36'
D
Leo Väisänen 15.Finland
7.2
D
Niko Hämäläinen 21.Finland
6.8
M
Rasmus Schüller 11.Finland
7.4
M
Robin Lod 8.Finland
7.0
90'
M
Glen Kamara 6.Finland
7.4
M
Urho Nissilä 16.Finland
7.1
90'
F
Teemu Pukki 10.Finland
8.3
78' Goals45', 48'
F
Joel Pohjanpalo 20.Finland
6.4
33'
Substitutes
G
Carljohan Eriksson 23.Finland
G
Jesse Joronen 12.Finland
D
Joona Toivio 4.Finland
D
Jukka Raitala 22.Finland
6.5
78'
D
P. Arajuuri 2.Finland
D
J. Ojala 5.Finland
M
Robert Taylor 7.Finland
90'
M
O. Valakari 13.Finland
6.4
78'
M
Thomas Lam 14.Finland
M
Fredrik Jensen 9.Finland
6.5
33'
F
Roope Riski 19.Finland
90'
F
Ilmari Niskanen 17.Finland

Finland started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).

On the opposite side, Markku Kanerva played with: Lukáš Hrádecký (7.2), Albin Granlund (6.8), Leo Väisänen (7.2), Robert Ivanov (7.4), Niko Hämäläinen (6.8), Rasmus Schüller (7.4), Robin Lod (7.0), Urho Nissilä (7.1), Glen Kamara (7.4), Joel Pohjanpalo (6.4) and Teemu Pukki (8.3).

They had on the bench: Robert Taylor, Joona Toivio, Roope Riski, Jukka Raitala (6.5), Ilmari Niskanen, Onni Valakari (6.4), Thomas Lam, Carljohan Eriksson, Fredrik Jensen (6.5), Paulus Arajuuri, Jesse Joronen and Juhani Ojala.

Finland could not rely on the presence of F. Jensen (injured).

Substitutions

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 is (8.3) with 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.​