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Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.30CET
Belgium 0-2 Ukraine
Oleg Golodiuk plundered a pair of goals against the run of play as the visitors moved three points clear at the top of Group 8.
by Tim Vollmer
from Staaien Stadium
Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead
Oleg Golodiuk struck twice against Belgium ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.30CET

Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead

Belgium 0-2 Ukraine
Oleg Golodiuk plundered a pair of goals against the run of play as the visitors moved three points clear at the top of Group 8.

Oleg Golodiuk helped himself to a pair of goals as Ukraine secured an important triumph in Belgium that lifted them clear of their rivals at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 summit.

Surprise breakthrough
Ukraine emerged with the points, but it was the home side who looked more likely to score in the early stages, with Jaochim Mununga flashing a volley just wide from Mehdi Carcela-González's free-kick after just nine minutes. A few moments later, Naim Aarabco connected with the bar from the edge of the area after visiting goalkeeper Anton Kanibolotskiy had punched clear a cross. The breakthrough was made against the run of play, however, as a corner from Mykola Morozyuk struck the leg of Golodiuk and nestled in the back of the net.

Diving header
Belgium came close to levelling through Bia Mujangi three minutes before the break, only for the midfielder to miss from close range. Romelu Lukaku was next to try his luck for the hosts, with Anton Kanibolotskiy saving excellently with his foot, and Toby Alderweireld sent a free-kick the wrong side of the post. Those wasted chances proved even more costly when Golodiuk grabbed his second goal of the night with 16 minutes to go, and this time there was no luck involved as he dived superbly to head in a fine cross from Maxym Bilyy. The result lifted Ukraine three points above both France and Belgium, though Les Bleuets in second boast a game in hand.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.05CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
MignoletSimon Mignolet (GK)
1
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
2
AarabNaim Aarab
Yellow Card3
Substitution81
2
MatveyevOleksandr Matveyev
3
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
3
SakhnevychAndriy Sakhnevych
4
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem (C)
7
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution67
5
HuyghebaertJeremy Huyghebaert
8
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
6
BuyensYoni Buyens
9
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk (C)
Yellow Card19
Substitution90+1
7
MunungaJoachim Mununga
11
BiliyMaxym Biliy
Substitution74
8
WitselAxel Witsel
Substitution67
14
GolodyukOleg Golodyuk
Goal36
Goal73
9
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
17
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
10
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Yellow Card4
20
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Yellow Card66
11
MujangiBia Mujangi
Substitution46
21
PashayevPavlo Pashayev
Yellow Card51

Substitutes

12
CoppensJo Coppens (GK)
12
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
13
OdoiDenis Odoi
4
RodinaVadym Rodina
14
CaponBrecht Capon
Substitution67
6
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
Substitution74
15
KageHervé Kage
10
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution90+1
16
KitokoRitchie Kitoko
13
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
17
KumsSven Kums
Substitution46
15
VasinDenys Vasin
18
BentekeChristian Benteke
Substitution81
18
FedorchukValeriy Fedorchuk
Substitution67

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Jeremy Simpson (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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