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Ukraine cruise past Faroe Islands

Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 23.49CET
Faroe Islands 0-2 Ukraine The visitors kept in the hunt for a place at UEFA EURO 2008™ courtesy of this one-sided victory away to the Faroe Islands.

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsUkraine

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
9
Attempts off target3
 
10
Corners3
 
10
Fouls committed2
 
5
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 23.49CET

Ukraine cruise past Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 0-2 Ukraine The visitors kept in the hunt for a place at UEFA EURO 2008™ courtesy of this one-sided victory away to the Faroe Islands.

Ukraine kept themselves in the hunt for a place at UEFA EURO 2008™ with a one-sided win against a Faroe Islands side who were condemned to their fifth consecutive defeat without scoring in Group B.

Champions leapfrogged
The visitors had the chance to open up a two-point gap on world champions Italy while maintaining the pressure on France and Scotland. They made no mistake with Volodymyr Yezerskiy scoring in the first half and Oleh Gusev after the break.

Deserved lead
Despite missing prolific forward Andriy Shevchenko through injury, Ukraine assumed control early on with Andriy Voronin testing Jákup Mikkelsen. It was no surprise when Oleh Blokhin's men took the lead after 20 minutes when Yezerskiy drilled a 20-metre shot past Mikkelsen. Taras Mikhalik then curled an effort past the far post and Anatoliy Tymoschuk nodded over Maxym Kalynychenko's corner as the away team looked to double their advantage.

Just reward
The home side's first attempt of note came on 50 minutes yet Olexandr Shovkovskiy was able to watch Símun Samuelsen's 35-metre strike fly over. Ukraine were eventually rewarded for their dominance seven minutes later when Andriy Nesmachniy headed into the path of Gusev and the midfielder calmly slid a low shot past Mikkelsen. Olexiy Bielik wasted two fine chances to put the game further beyond doubt while Súni Olsen blazed wide as the Faroes tried to force their way back into contention.

Profligate finishing
Kalynychenko was left kicking himself after he squandered two simple openings, one with his head, the other a volley, while Tymoschuk's fierce drive crashed against Mikkelsen's right-hand post. But by then Ukraine had done enough to secure the points and were happy to settle for a two-goal margin ahead of another crucial qualifier on Wednesday, when they entertain Lithuania.

Last updated: 25/03/07 0.52CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK) (C)
2
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
Substitution74
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
Goal20
3
DjurhuusMarni Djurhuus
13
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
Yellow Card9
6
RusolAndriy Rusol
5
SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution66
2
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
9
GusevOleh Gusev
Goal57
Substitution60
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Substitution82
8
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
Substitution78
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik
9
BorgJákup Borg
19
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
20
BielikOlexiy Bielik
13
JohannesenÓli Johannesen (C)
10
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution75

Substitutes

11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
23
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
12
S. JoensenSámal Joensen
Substitution78
3
KucherOlexandr Kucher
14
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution66
8
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution82
15
T. HansenTem Hansen
Substitution74
15
LevchenkoEvgen Levchenko
16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
16
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution60
17
Ra. NolsøeRasmus Nolsøe
18
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko
Substitution75
18
HørgMortan úr Hørg
22
SviderskiyVyacheslav Sviderskiy

Coach

Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO) Oleh Blokhin (UKR)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Marko Stančin (SVN)

Fourth official

Peter Sart (SVN)

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