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Fast start leaves Ukraine in charge

Published: Saturday 9 October 2010, 22.00CET
Netherlands 1-3 Ukraine
Serhiy Kryvtsov struck twice inside the first seven minutes as the visitors gave their chances of reaching the finals a major boost.
by Bogdan Buga
Fast start leaves Ukraine in charge
Yevhen Konoplyanka put Ukraine three goals up from the penalty spot ©FFU

Match statistics

NetherlandsUkraine

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target12
 
12
Attempts off target10
 
6
Corners12
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 9 October 2010, 22.00CET

Fast start leaves Ukraine in charge

Netherlands 1-3 Ukraine
Serhiy Kryvtsov struck twice inside the first seven minutes as the visitors gave their chances of reaching the finals a major boost.

Two quick-fire strikes from Serhiy Kryvtsov and a Yevhen Konoplyanka penalty secured Ukraine a commanding win against the Netherlands in the opening leg of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament play-off.

The visitors needed just seven minutes to fire themselves into a position of strength in the tie, Kryvtsov finding the net from a dead-ball situation with a little over 60 seconds gone before repeating the feat soon after. Ukraine went three goals up when Konoplyanka registered following Kevin Strootman's handball, and though Luuk de Jong reduced the deficit soon after, the hosts suffered more misery when Donny Gorter saw red in the final minute.

Pavlo Iakovenko's charges raced out of the blocks in Rotterdam, moving themselves a good deal closer to next summer's finals in Denmark courtesy of their blistering start. Roman Zozulya won the free-kicks for both of their early goals, but it was Yaroslav Rakitskiy and then Konoplyanka who set up Kryvtsov to score, his first coming from a header before he pounced on an error by goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The Jong Oranje enjoyed more of the ball yet they constantly looked vulnerable to counterattacks and could have conceded twice more before the break. Zozulya narrowly failed to make the most of the rebound following a powerful effort from Konoplyanka and Taras Stepanenko then struck the crossbar.

Cor Pot's side improved after the restart and began building pressure on Denys Boyko's goal – notably when Ricky van Wolfswinkel headed on to a post – but just as it seemed the visitors would crack, they went further ahead through Konoplyanka's spot kick. De Jong gave the Netherlands a lifeline when he finished from close range following a free-kick, but they face a major task to turn the tie around in Kyiv on Tuesday – when Groter will be suspended following his challenge on Volodymyr Chesnakov.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.24CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
KrulTim Krul (GK) (C)
12
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
Yellow Card79
2
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
2
ButkoBohdan Butko
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
Yellow Card39
3
SelinYevhen Selin
4
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
4
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
5
KuiperNicky Kuiper
8
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko (C)
6
FerLeroy Fer
Substitution46
9
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk
Substitution71
7
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution77
10
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
8
GorterDonny Gorter
Red Card90
11
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Substitution77
15
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
Goal2
Goal7
10
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Goal79
17
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
Yellow Card69
Substitution90+3
11
BiseswarDiego Biseswar
20
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal73
Yellow Card79
Substitution88

Substitutes

16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
1
NepogodovDmytro Nepogodov (GK)
12
BlindDaley Blind
7
LysenkoVolodymyr Lysenko
13
NuytinckBram Nuytinck
14
PutivtsevArtem Putivtsev
14
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Substitution46
Yellow Card73
16
BiliyMaxym Biliy
15
JohnJoshua John
18
PetrovKyrylo Petrov
Substitution90+3
17
DostBas Dost
Substitution77
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution88
18
CabralJerson Cabral
Substitution77
21
OpanasenkoYevhen Opanasenko
Substitution71

Coach

Cor Pot (NED) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), David Richardson (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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