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Ukraine continue unbeaten run

Published: Wednesday 8 September 2010, 0.29CET
Ukraine 2-1 Chile
Goals from Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Olexandr Aliyev earned the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts a narrow win.
by Igor Linnyk
from Kyiv
Ukraine continue unbeaten run
Ukraine are six matches unbeaten since defeat in the FIFA World Cup play-offs ©AFP

Match statistics

UkraineChile

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
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International Matches

Published: Wednesday 8 September 2010, 0.29CET

Ukraine continue unbeaten run

Ukraine 2-1 Chile
Goals from Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Olexandr Aliyev earned the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts a narrow win.

Ukraine recorded their first victory under caretaker coach Yuri Kalitvintsev with a 2-1 victory against Chile – their sixth match without defeat as they build-up to UEFA EURO 2012.

Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Olexandr Aliyev ensured the finals co-hosts of victory despite Mauricio Isla's late strike for the South American team.
Continuing a policy of experimentation, Kalitvintsev handed starts to Vitali Mandzyuk, Olexandr Romanchuk, Igor Khudobyak and Yevhen Konoplyanka this time as his search for players continues, while at the other end of the experience scale Andriy Shevchenko made his 99th appearance for Ukraine.

The experienced FC Dynamo Kyiv striker was unable to mark it with a goal, however, squandering three one-on-one situations with goalkeeper Luis Marín in the first half alone. That said, Shevchenko made amends by setting up the opener on 37 minutes when he received Oleh Gusev's free-kick and chipped the ball to Rakitskiy, whose powerful shot flew past Marín.

Héctor Mancilla and Pedro Morales tested Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Dykan and with the visitors continuing to press, Kalitvintsev introduced Aliyev, who swiftly repaid his coach's faith with a long-range shot which went in off the far post on 65 minutes.

Having wasted chances to extend their lead on the counterttack through Rakitskiy and Shevchenko, Isla reduced the visitors' arrears three minutes from time. The Udinese Calcio defender could even have equalised in added time but for an excellent save by Dykan.

 
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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Chile

Chile

DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
MarínLuis Marín (GK)
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
Substitution74
GonzálezOsvaldo González
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
LabrínCarlos Labrín
MandzyukVitaliy Mandzyuk
IslaMauricio Isla
Goal86
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Goal36
MoralesPedro Morales
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
MenesesFernando Meneses
Substitution56
KhudobyakIgor Khudobyak
Substitution52
TelloRodrigo Tello
Substitution46
GusevOleh Gusev
MillarRodrigo Millar
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution81
EstradaMarco Estrada
Substitution72
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko (C)
Substitution70
HernándezEmilio Hernández
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution70
MancillaHector Mancilla

Substitutes

PolioviyVolodymyr Polioviy
Substitution74
FuenzalidaJose Pedro Fuenzalida
Substitution56
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
Goal52
Substitution52
MenaEugenio Mena
Substitution46
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution81
AránguizCharles Aránguiz
Substitution72
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
Substitution70
KozhanovDenys Kozhanov
Substitution70

Coach

Yuriy Kalitvintsev (UKR) Marcelo Bielsa (ARG)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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