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Ukraine work hard for Malta success

Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 2.45CET
Ukraine 1-0 Malta
A free-kick from FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Yevgen Konoplyanko gave Ukraine a narrow victory in their opening Group 8 match.
by Denis Novitsky
Ukraine work hard for Malta success
Yevgen Konoplyanka celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner against Malta ©Oleksandr Zadiraka

Match statistics

UkraineMalta

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 08:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 2.45CET

Ukraine work hard for Malta success

Ukraine 1-0 Malta
A free-kick from FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Yevgen Konoplyanko gave Ukraine a narrow victory in their opening Group 8 match.

A free-kick from FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Yevgen Konoplyanko gave Ukraine a 1-0 victory over Malta in their opening Group 8 match in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.


Missed chances
Playing in front of a home crowd in Borodinka, Pavel Iakovenko's side started in an attacking frame of mind, but failed to take a number of early chances. FC Dynamo Kyiv striker Roman Zozulya had a couple of good openings while his club-mate Andriy Yarmolenko was guilty of missing an open goal. The hosts were becoming impatient as they struggled to break down the resolute Malta rearguard. However, midway through the second half, Konoplyanko – who showed glimpses of the danger he carries at set-pieces in the opening 45 minutes – struck a perfect free-kick into the top corner to earn his side all three points.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.05CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Malta

Malta

1
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
1
BonelloHenry Bonello (GK)
3
SelinYevhen Selin
16
PisaniDuncan Pisani
4
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
3
ZerafaJoseph Zerafa
7
LysenkoVolodymyr Lysenko
Substitution56
4
BorgSteve Borg
8
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko (C)
5
R. CamilleriRyan Camilleri
9
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk
6
T. FarrugiaTyron Farrugia (C)
10
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
7
MintoffJohn Mintoff
11
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Substitution69
8
ScerriMark Scerri
Yellow Card8
13
FartushniakAndriy Fartushniak
9
ChircopWarren Chircop
Yellow Card23
Substitution86
17
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
10
B. CamilleriBenjamin Camilleri
Substitution65
20
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal65
15
Gatt BaldacchinoClifford Gatt Baldacchino
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
12
VellaNicholas Vella (GK)
2
HryhorykAndriy Hryhoryk
13
AgiusLuke Agius
14
GolodyukOleg Golodyuk
Substitution69
14
K. MicallefKane Micallef
15
VasinDenys Vasin
11
GaleaJulian Galea
Substitution65
16
BiliyMaxym Biliy
Substitution56
2
BonniciSteve Bonnici
18
FedorchukValeriy Fedorchuk
17
GoodlipGlenville Goodlip
Substitution86
19
MatveyevOleksandr Matveyev
18
G. MuscatGiuseppe Muscat
Substitution80

Coach

Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR) Edwin Camilleri (MLT)

Referee

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Nikola Dzhuganski (BUL), Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Fourth official

Angel Angelov (BUL)

Legend:

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