Vassilijev frustrates Serbia
Konstantin Vassilijev was the hero for Estonia as his late goal sealed a 1-1 draw with Serbia.
Last Updated: 29/03/11 10:40pm
Konstantin Vassilijev was the hero for Estonia as his late goal ensured them a point in the 1-1 draw with Serbia.
The visitors will view this as a wasted opportunity as they missed numerous chances from which to seal the win and claim three points in their Group C clash.
And Vassilijev rubbed salt into their wounds when he rifled in thunderous 25-yard free-kick to deny the Serbs a win.
Playmaker Vassilijev had been at the centre of the very few Estonian attacks throughout the game and had already worked Serbian goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic twice from long range.
Olympiakos striker Marko Pantelic had put Serbia in front after 38 minutes from close range with his 10th international strike. It was just reward for the Serbians, who had dominated proceedings.
They continued to take the game to Estonia and former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic was denied a goal by a fantastic save from Sergei Pareiko with only 15 minutes remaining, but Estonia hit back and made Serbia pay for their wayward finishing.