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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Euro 2012: Estonia Draw First Blood

ESTONIA secured a comfortable 31-18 victory over Bulgaria in the opening match of the 2012 European Championships qualifying tournament at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London on Thursday afternoon.

Leading 16-9 at half time, Estonia controlled the game well, led chiefly by their tall left back Mait Patrail, who is just a centimetre short of two metres.

At times is seemed as if all the Estonia players were taller than their Bulgarian rivals, and while that may not strictly be true they certainly towered above them across the court.

Bulgaria showed glimpses of inventive attacking, but too few and far between to trouble Estonia, who notched up the points with ease and nearly always punished Bulgarian goals with fast breaks.

Patrail scored seven goals for the Estonians, while 21-year-old right back Dener Jaanimaa, right winger Kaupo Liiva and left back Janar Magi scored four apiece.

For Bulgaria, centre back Yordan Mihaylov top-scored with five goals, while left back Chavdar Chernev and left back Dimitar Petkov both scored four.

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