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Belarus win keeps Ukraine in Group C contention

Published: Saturday 5 September 2015, 19.52CET
Ukraine 3-1 Belarus
First-half goals from Artem Kravets, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka ensured the 2012 co-hosts kept alive their 2016 hopes.

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Match statistics

UkraineBelarus

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)51
 
49
Total attempts24
 
5
on target10
 
2
off target8
 
2
blocked6
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
19
Fouls suffered18
 
8

Standings

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Published: Saturday 5 September 2015, 19.52CET

Belarus win keeps Ukraine in Group C contention

Ukraine 3-1 Belarus
First-half goals from Artem Kravets, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka ensured the 2012 co-hosts kept alive their 2016 hopes.

  • Three first-half strikes secure Ukraine victory against Belarus
  • Artem Kravets gives Ukraine early advantage in Lviv (7)
  • Andriy Yarmolenko (30) and Yevhen Konoplyanka (40pen) add further goals
  • Sergei Kornilenko pulls one back from the penalty spot (62)
  • Next games: Slovakia v Ukraine, Belarus v Luxembourg (8 September)

First-half goals from Artem Kravets, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka put Ukraine on course for victory against Belarus and kept alive their hopes of a top-two finish in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C.

Ukraine kicked off third in the section and immediately looked determined to put pressure on Slovakia and Spain above them, Kravets testing Andrei Gorbunov with a snapshot from distance before 30 seconds had gone. The breakthrough was not long delayed as a towering clearance from goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov was missed by Maksim Volodko and Kravets took full advantage, firing low into the net.

Kravets was denied a second by the keeper's diving stop moments later, Gorbunov then spreading himself to block Konoplyanka's close-range effort. Ukraine kept coming, however, and though Gorbunov prevented Vyacheslav Shevchuk's left-wing cross reaching Taras Stepanenko, Yarmolenko tapped in the loose ball to double the Ukraine lead.

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Yevhen Konoplyanka was among the scorers

It was three five minutes before the break, Konoplyanka sending Gorbunov the wrong way from the penalty spot after Mikhail Sivakov had barged over Kravets inside the area. Belarus responded in kind just past the hour, Yevhen Khacheridi impeding Sergei Kornilenko and the No8 picking himself up to smash the conversion high past Pyatov.

That was as good as it got for the visitors, though, with Ukraine the likelier side to find another goal in the closing stages although their evening ended on a sour note when Denys Garmash collected a second yellow card. They had already done enough for three points, however, maintaining the 2012 co-hosts' hopes of a second successive finals appearance.



Last updated: 07/09/15 0.22CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Belarus

Belarus

12
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
22
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
3
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
Yellow Card61
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich (C)
Yellow Card79
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
7
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Goal30
Substitution69
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Goal62
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal40
9
StasevichIgor Stasevich
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb
Substitution86
14
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Yellow Card64
Substitution75
13
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
17
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
14
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Yellow Card14
Red Card90+2
18
MaevskiIvan Maevski
20
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Goal7
Substitution86
23
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
1
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
23
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
12
ChernikSergei Chernik (GK)
2
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk
2
DragunStanislav Dragun
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
7
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution86
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
11
GordeichukMikhail Gordeichuk
Substitution46
8
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
9
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution69
16
BegunovRoman Begunov
11
MalyshevMaksym Malyshev
17
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
15
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
20
SignevichNikolai Signevich
Substitution72
16
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi
18
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
Substitution75
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution86

Coach

Mykhailo Fomenko (UKR) Aleksandr Khatskevich (BLR)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

David Elias Biton (ISR), Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Fourth official

Oren Borneshtain (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Orel Grinfeld (ISR), Eli Hacmon (ISR)

Legend:

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