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Hysén condemns Ukraine to Kharkiv defeat

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 23.22CET
Ukraine 0-1 Sweden
Tobias Hysén scored the winner in the second minute of added time in a friendly played in the UEFA EURO 2012 host city of Kharkiv.
Hysén condemns Ukraine to Kharkiv defeat
Marko Dević (right) skips past a challenge from Sweden's Mikael Lustig ©AFP

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Yellow cards1
 
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Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 23.22CET

Hysén condemns Ukraine to Kharkiv defeat

Ukraine 0-1 Sweden
Tobias Hysén scored the winner in the second minute of added time in a friendly played in the UEFA EURO 2012 host city of Kharkiv.

A goal in the second minute of added time from Tobias Hysén earned Sweden victory against UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Ukraine, who have won just one of their last nine matches.

In a game notable for its missed chances and the performance of both goalkeepers, Hysén, a substitute, sprung the offside trap and beat Andriy Dykan with the deftest of touches. Ukraine, who drew 1-1 with Sweden in February, return to action on 2 September against Copa América winners Uruguay while Erik Hamrén's men play Hungary in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E.

With Andriy Yarmolenko, Oleh Gusev, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, Taras Mikhalik, Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Dmytro Chygrynskiy absent due to injury, Ukraine saw little of the ball in the early stages. For all Sweden's possession, however, Dykan was not called into action until five minutes before the break, when he advanced from his goal line to deny Christian Wilhelmsson with the angle forever narrowing.

Opposite number Andreas Isaksson soon became the busier keeper, the PSV Eindhoven No1 repelling free-kicks from Maxym Kalynychenko and Andriy Shevchenko. He also thwarted Marko Dević when the ball struck the back of a defender and dropped for the FC Metalist Kharkiv striker − playing in his home stadium − inside the penalty area.

After the break, Alexander Gerndt forced Dykan into another save, while Isaksson's reflexes were tested when stopping Olexiy Gai's close-range shot and a pair of free-kicks from Yevhen Konoplyanka. However, with a draw seeming the inevitable outcome, Hysén ran on to a through ball and flicked the ball beyond Dykan with his outstretched left boot.

 
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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Sweden

Sweden

DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
MandzyukVitaliy Mandzyuk
WendtOscar Wendt
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
GranqvistAndreas Granqvist
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
Substitution56
LustigMikael Lustig
Substitution62
RotanRuslan Rotan
Substitution74
KällströmKim Källström
Substitution46
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
SvenssonAnders Svensson (C)
GaiOlexiy Gai
GerndtAlexander Gerndt
Substitution82
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko (C)
Substitution58
LarssonSebastian Larsson
Substitution60
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution45+1
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution67
DevićMarko Dević
Yellow Card69
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution26

Substitutes

MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution45+1
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
Substitution26
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution56
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Substitution46
AntonovOlexiy Antonov
Substitution58
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
Substitution60
EdmarEdmar
Substitution74
SafariBehrang Safari
Substitution62
HysénTobias Hysén
Substitution67
Goal90+2
J. OlssonJonas Olsson
Substitution82

Coach

Oleh Blokhin (UKR) Erik Hamrén (SWE)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Giorgio Niccolai (ITA), ()

Fourth official

Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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