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Ukraine - Belgium
0-0
 

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Ukraine progress, eliminate hosts Belgium

Published: Saturday 1 February 2014, 22.14CET
Ukraine 0-0 Belgium
The first goalless draw of the finals was not short on excitement as Ukraine gained the point they needed to top Group A and end the hosts' hopes.
by Wayne Harrison
from Lotto Arena

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Match statistics

Ukraine
Belgium

0

Goals scored

0

28

Total attempts

33

9

Attempts on target

12

14

off target

12

5

blocked

9

1

against woodwork

1

7

Corners

8

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

3

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

3

Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Belgium

Belgium

12Tsypun (GK)1Morant (GK)
4D. Bondar2Dujacquier
7Pavlenko (C)5Sababti
8Rogachov6Lúcio
11Ovsyannikov9Salhi
16Lytvynenko (GK)12Benetti (GK)
2Shoturma3Harram
3Kiselyov7Chaibai (C)
5Bilotserkivets8Liliu
Yellow Card13:41
Red Card35:06
6Valenko10Hitou
Yellow Card37:37
9D. Sorokin11El Ghaadaoui
10D. Klochko13Neukermans
Yellow Card24:47
13O. Sorokin
Yellow Card27:13
14Dahbi Reda

Coaches

Yevhen Ryvkin (UKR) Alain Dopchie (BEL)

First referee

Saša Tomić (CRO)

Press kits

Standings

Group A

PPts
Ukraine Ukraine24
Romania Romania23
Belgium Belgium21
Last updated: 02/02/2014 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Saturday 1 February 2014, 22.14CET

Ukraine progress, eliminate hosts Belgium

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium
The first goalless draw of the finals was not short on excitement as Ukraine gained the point they needed to top Group A and end the hosts' hopes.

Ukraine gained the point they needed against Belgium to advance to the quarter-finals as Group A winners and eliminate the hosts from UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 in the process.

Requiring a three-goal triumph to progress at the expense of the two-time runners-up having lost 6-1 to a Romania side Ukraine beat 1-0, Belgium were denied victory by a stoic rearguard action and the expertise of incoming goalkeeper Kyrylo Tsypun. Ukraine's reward is a last-eight tie on Monday next door at the Sportpaleis against Portugal, for which Oleksandr Sorokin is suspended. Belgium exit with their heads held high.

That their side faced an uphill task did not deter the enthusiastic home supporters, who were given cause to warm their vocal chords further when Saad Salhi, in the starting five for the suspended Omar Rahou, stung the palms of Tsypun.

Tsypun was between the posts instead of Yevgen Ivanyak, who was nursing a knock, and his replacement had to stay big to halt Lúcio's charge on goal. As their situation merited, Belgium were taking the initiative, not letting Ukraine settle.

Once more they pressed, Jonathan Neukermans exchanging passes with captain Karim Chaibai and testing Tsypun. Before the break, Ukraine's ever busy No12 foiled Ahmed Sababti, Aziz Hitou and Lúcio, their opponents' only significant opening in that period a shot by Petro Shoturma against the upright. Tsypun quickly returned to the fore after the restart when beating out Valentin Dujacquier's drive and Chaibai's acute attempt.

As the clock ticked down, Lúcio was deployed as a flying keeper. When David Morant rejoined proceedings he saved from Yevgen Valenko and Vitaliy Kiselyov after Liliu had been dismissed for a second booking. Morant shone again late on as Ukraine let the shackles off, safe in the knowledge they had done enough. Dujacquier then smacked a post as Belgium tried in vain for a consolatory win.

Last updated: 17/04/14 9.02CET

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