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Chesnakov pegs back France

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.45CET
France 2-2 Ukraine
Les Bleuets threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils.
by Christian Châtelet
Chesnakov pegs back France
Ukraine recovered from going two goals down ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.45CET

Chesnakov pegs back France

France 2-2 Ukraine
Les Bleuets threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils.

France threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils in Group 8 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Modeste opener
The home side took the lead after only three minutes when Anthony Modeste latched on to Paul Baysse's long ball and, after Yaroslav Rakitskiy had missed a chance to clear, coolly slotted the ball to the left of Ukraine goalkeeper Anton Kanibolotskiy. Les Bleuets were dominating proceedings, but Ukraine suddenly came to life and goalkeeper Johnny Placide was forced to make a splendid save off a long-range shot from Yevgen Konoplyanka.

Ukraine recovery
The 2006 runners-up, however, conceded again soon after when Mamadou Sakho leapt high to head in Bakary Sako's 26th-minute corner. Ukraine were down but not out and they were given fresh hope a minute before the break when Placide failed to hold Rakitskiy's 35-metre free-kick, allowing Chesnakov to tuck in the rebound. Eighteen minutes into the second half Chesnakov struck again in similar fashion to pull Ukraine back on to level terms. France pushed for a winner but were unable to find a way through, to leave them level on four points with Ukraine after two matches, two behind early pacesetters Belgium, who both sides meet early next month.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.12CET

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Lineups

France

France

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
PlacideJohnny Placide (GK)
1
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
2
CorchiaSébastien Corchia
2
MatveyevOleksandr Matveyev
Yellow Card90
3
MbenguéCheikh Mbengué
3
SelinYevhen Selin
Substitution79
4
BayssePaul Baysse
4
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card71
5
SakhoMamadou Sakho
Goal26
Substitution83
7
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution88
6
M'VilaYann M'Vila
8
KurilovOleksiy Kurilov
7
BakarDjamel Bakar
Substitution63
9
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk (C)
8
SissokoMoussa Sissoko (C)
10
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
9
ModesteAnthony Modeste
Goal3
13
FartushniakAndriy Fartushniak
10
GueyeMagaye Gueye
Substitution73
17
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
Goal44
Goal63
11
SakoBakary Sako
21
PashayevPavlo Pashayev
Yellow Card60

Substitutes

16
Thuram-UlienYohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)
12
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
12
BocalyGarry Bocaly
Substitution83
11
BiliyMaxym Biliy
13
BongGaëtan Bong
14
GolodyukOleg Golodyuk
14
N'GoyiGranddi N'Goyi
Substitution63
15
VasinDenys Vasin
15
NogueiraVincent Nogueira
16
FedorchukValeriy Fedorchuk
Substitution79
17
Kembo-EkokoJires Kembo-Ekoko
Substitution73
18
GarmashDenys Garmash
18
NimaniFrédéric Nimani
20
RodinaVadym Rodina
Substitution88

Coach

Erick Mombaerts (FRA) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Pavel Olšiak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK), Rastislav Kubica (SVK)

Fourth official

Miroslav Fajcik (SVK)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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