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Netherlands end Markevich's perfect record

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.00CET
Ukraine 1-1 Netherlands
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts failed to win for the first time under Myron Markevich but avoided defeat thanks to Olexandr Aliyev's equaliser.
by Bogdan Buga
Netherlands end Markevich's perfect record
Netherlands goalscorer Jeremain Lens (right) vies with Olexandr Romanchuk of Ukraine ©Getty Images

Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
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Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
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Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.00CET

Netherlands end Markevich's perfect record

Ukraine 1-1 Netherlands
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts failed to win for the first time under Myron Markevich but avoided defeat thanks to Olexandr Aliyev's equaliser.

Ukraine 1-1 Netherlands
UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Ukraine failed to win for the first time in Myron Markevich's tenure after FIFA World Cup finalists the Netherlands held them to a draw in Donetsk.

Bert van Marwijk's side were beaten by Spain in the 2010 global showpiece barely more than a month ago and they headed to Ukraine with an experimental squad. They nevertheless took the lead through PSV Eindhoven's Jeremain Lens with 18 minutes remaining, only for Olexandr Aliyev to earn the hosts a point by equalising two minutes later.

Markevich's side had started slowly but eventually found their rhythm and started to turn their dominance of possession into chances on goal, Andriy Shevchenko, top scorer in the Ukrainian Premier League, the first to go close. The Netherlands appeared to lack cohesion and rarely mounted a credible threat on their hosts' goal during a nervy opening period.

Ukraine emerged from half-time the more positive side and again nearly broke the deadlock, Aliyev, who is leading the scoring charts in the Russian Premier League, calling Michel Vorm into action. Andriy Pyatov responded in kind after Lens had had an attempt on goal, but it was Vorm who was the busier of the two keepers. Aliyev and Olexandr Romanchuk were both denied before Van Marwijk's men took the lead.

Theo Janssen of FC Twente was unfortunate not to be the man to break the deadlock, but Lens was on hand to turn in the rebound after his shot had come off the crossbar. Dutch celebrations were short-lived, however, Aliyev scoring direct from a free-kick to register his third goal in as many matches under Markevich. Both sides had chances to win but the spoils were shared.

"The first half was not what I expected," said Markevich. "The second half was much better – we created a host of chances with Shevchenko and Romanchuk both on target. The opponent's goalkeeper deserves his share of the plaudits." Van Marwijk was satisfied with the performance of his unfamiliar side: "I told them that UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying is about to start so everyone put in a lot of effort to make an impression." The Netherlands' campaign to reach the finals begins in San Marino on 3 September.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.32CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Netherlands

Netherlands

PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
VormMichel Vorm (GK)
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
Substitution77
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
Substitution46
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
VlaarRon Vlaar
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card7
N. de JongNigel de Jong
Substitution63
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Yellow Card58
JanssenTheo Janssen
RotanRuslan Rotan
Substitution36
BramaWout Brama
Substitution84
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
Goal75
AnitaVurnon Anita
Substitution46
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution46
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko (C)
Substitution57
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Substitution70
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
LensJeremain Lens
Goal73

Substitutes

Oleynik                       Denis Oleynik
Substitution77
Substitution90
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
Substitution46
KobinVasyl Kobin
Substitution36
FerLeroy Fer
Substitution63
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution46
LoovensGlenn Loovens
Substitution84
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution57
PietersErik Pieters
Substitution46
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
Substitution90
BeerensRoy Beerens
Substitution70

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Bert van Marwijk (NED)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Robert Zirnstein (SVN), Matej Žunič (SVN)

Fourth official

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)

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