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Vorskla refuse to buckle against Standard

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.01CET
R. Standard de Liège 0-0 FC Vorskla Poltava
The Belgian side utterly dominated in Group B, but it was visiting goalkeeper Serhiy Dolganskiy who came away with most credit in a subdued encounter.
Vorskla refuse to buckle against Standard
Standard's Sébastien Pocognoli gets away from Vorskla's Ivan Kryvosheyenko ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Standard LiègeVorskla

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target10
 
2
Corners12
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.01CET

Vorskla refuse to buckle against Standard

R. Standard de Liège 0-0 FC Vorskla Poltava
The Belgian side utterly dominated in Group B, but it was visiting goalkeeper Serhiy Dolganskiy who came away with most credit in a subdued encounter.

R. Standard de Liège were unable to get any change out of a meek-looking FC Vorskla Poltava, with a goalless draw coming as a relief for the visitors in UEFA Europa League Group B.

José Riga's Standard were beaten 5-0 in the league at RSC Anderlecht at the weekend, and still looked a little shaken as they returned to European action. They had the better chances, with Gohi Bi Cyriac drawing a splendid save from the busy Serhiy Dolganskiy in the first half, but for all of their dominance, they never did enough to truly rattle a rickety Vorskla defence.

While attacking midfielder Roman Bezus once more demonstrated the mosquito-like ability to irk defenders which sent him into this game as the group stage's most fouled player, Mykola Pavlov's men barely laid a glove on Standard, and Cyriac's volley on the half-hour drew a fittingly spectacular save from Dolganskiy and hinted at further excitement to come.

Momentum soon dissipated, though Dolganskiy did well to charge down a Luis Manuel Seijas shot from a narrowing angle. Bezus did not emerge for Vorskla after the interval, Standard captain Jelle Van Damme was taken off soon afterwards, and neither side looked to have much appetite for the game after that, though the home side had plenty of chances.

Armend Dallku cleared off the line after Yoni Buyens beat Dolganskiy to a ball from the right, but a meek Seijas trundle at one end and an Ivan Kryvosheyenko effort charged down at the other were more representative of a stop-start encounter. Dolganskiy fielded a deflected Kanu effort, Nacho González planted a header wide, Cyriac had an effort forced off target; Vorskla clung on grimly, but need to show in attack when these sides meet again in Ukraine on matchday four.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.11CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

vorskla

Vorskla

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
1
DolganskiySerhiy Dolganskiy (GK) (C)
Yellow Card76
4
OpareDaniel Opare
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
Yellow Card69
5
FelipeFelipe
5
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
11
CyriacCyriac
9
BezusRoman Bezus
Yellow Card4
Substitution46
15
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
10
MarkoskiJovan Markoski
Substitution68
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
Substitution83
11
KryvosheyenkoIvan Kryvosheyenko
20
SeijasLuis Manuel Seijas
33
SelinYevhen Selin
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
Yellow Card78
34
TkachukYevhen Tkachuk
Substitution88
25
KanuKanu
48
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
37
Van DammeJelle Van Damme (C)
Substitution51
78
KurilovOleksiy Kurilov
89
Mujangi BiaGeoffrey Mujangi Bia
Substitution89
82
RebenokPavlo Rebenok

Substitutes

18
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
12
VelychkoSerhiy Velychko (GK)
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
2
MatveyevOleksandr Matveyev
7
BerrierFranck Berrier
17
SachkoVasyl Sachko
8
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution83
19
GromovArtem Gromov
Substitution88
14
Nacho GonzálezNacho González
Substitution51
24
BarannikOleg Barannik
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution89
27
JanuziAhmed Januzi
Substitution46
99
LeyeMbaye Leye
77
OberemkoAndriy Oberemko
Substitution68

Coach

José Riga (BEL) Mykola Pavlov (UKR)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Philip Thomas (WAL)

Fourth official

Huw Jones (WAL)

Additional assistant referees

John Dean (WAL), Kevin Morgan (WAL)

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