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Last-gasp Lysenko ends Czech challenge

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.09CET
Czech Republic 0-1 Ukraine
A goal two minutes from time by Volodymyr Lysenko curtailed Czech hopes of reaching the play-offs, taking Ukraine above them into second place.
Last-gasp Lysenko ends Czech challenge
Volodymyr Lysenko's goal eliminated the Czech Republic ©Oleksandr Zadiraka
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.09CET

Last-gasp Lysenko ends Czech challenge

Czech Republic 0-1 Ukraine
A goal two minutes from time by Volodymyr Lysenko curtailed Czech hopes of reaching the play-offs, taking Ukraine above them into second place.

A goal two minutes from time by Volodymyr Lysenko ended the Czech Republic's hopes of progress and helped Ukraine leapfrog them into second place in Group 2.

Victory needed
A win would have been enough for the Czechs to make the play-offs as a best runners-up but the late strike eliminated them at the group stage for the first time since the new format of an eight-team final tournament was introduced in 2000. Ukraine finished the section on 15 points, one above their hosts.

Fenin call-up
The Czech Republic had led Group 2 five days before but a 2-0 weekend defeat in Turkey restricted their chances and, with Turkey triumphant again today, only a home win against Ukraine would suffice for a best runners-up slot. The locals, however, lost experienced striker Martin Fenin to a senior call-up for Wednesday's game in Northern Ireland; Tomáš Necid, top scorer in this summer's UEFA European Under-19 Championship, replaced him for his U21 debut.

Late Lysenko
Necid almost made an immediate impact but his early header was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Bohdan Schust. At the other end, Milan Švenger was forced to keep out dangerous shots from Lysenko. The Czechs increased the pace in the second period and captain Martin Fillo headed against the bar in the 60th minute. However, with the hosts throwing everything into the attack in the dying moments, Lysenko eluded their back line in the 89th minute to end their ambitions altogether.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.26CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
ŠvengerMilan Švenger (GK)
1
ShustBohdan Shust (GK)
2
HořavaTomáš Hořava
2
DopilkaOleh Dopilka
3
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
4
PashayevMaksym Pashayev
Yellow Card45
5
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
3
KorotetskiyIgor Korotetskiy (C)
Yellow Card76
6
KúdelaOndřej Kúdela
Substitution60
5
FedorivVitaliy Fedoriv
7
SuchýMarek Suchý
6
DedechkoDenys Dedechko
8
HolekMario Holek
7
LysenkoVolodymyr Lysenko
Goal89
9
NecidTomáš Necid
8
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
11
FilloMartin Fillo (C)
10
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
Substitution35
13
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution70
11
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
14
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Substitution46
20
YakovenkoOlexandr Yakovenko
Yellow Card59
Substitution84

Substitutes

16
RodingerDominik Rodinger
23
RybkaOlexandr Rybka (GK)
4
Gebre SelassieTheodor Gebre Selassie
Substitution60
9
YaroshenkoKostyantyn Yaroshenko
Substitution35
10
StřeštíkMarek Střeštík
Substitution70
15
ChychykovOleksiy Chychykov
12
MicolaTomáš Micola
16
IevsieievIevgen Ievsieiev
15
PekhartTomáš Pekhart
17
BidlovskyyVolodymyr Bidlovskyy
17
VacekKamil Vacek
18
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution84
18
ŘezníčekJakub Řezníček
Substitution46

Coach

Jirí Kotrba (CZE) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Jouni Hietala (FIN)

Assistant referees

Mikko Alakare (FIN), Teijo Kotinurmi (FIN)

Fourth official

Vesa Hätilä (FIN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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