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Ukraine secure vital win against Slovenia

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 20.05CET
Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia
First-half goals from Dmytro Korkishko and Serhiy Rybalka ensured Pavlo Yakovenko's side kept their Group 2 hopes alive.
by Bogdan Buga
from Obolon Arena
Ukraine secure vital win against Slovenia
Serhiy Rybalka wheels away after scoring Ukraine's second ©Oleksandr Zadiraka

Match statistics

UkraineSlovenia

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
9
Corners4
 
14
Fouls committed10
 
17
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 20.05CET

Ukraine secure vital win against Slovenia

Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia
First-half goals from Dmytro Korkishko and Serhiy Rybalka ensured Pavlo Yakovenko's side kept their Group 2 hopes alive.

Ukraine kept their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying hopes alive with a vital 2-0 victory against second-placed Slovenia in Kyiv. 

Trailing their opponents by six points with two games remaining, Ukraine knew nothing less than victory would keep them in the hunt in Group 2. First-half goals from Dmytro Korkishko and Serhiy Rybalka put them in the ascendancy, while Korkishko's penalty miss and Oleksandr Karavayev's dismissal only served to fuel the hosts' resolve. 

The match was 16 minutes old when Korkishko profited from Andriy Bogdanov's incisive pass and calmly slotted the ball past Jan Oblak. The visitors responded with intent but Igor Berezovskiy was equal to Robert Berić's powerful header. The hosts doubled their lead three minutes before the break when Vitaliy Fedotov was felled in the area and Rybalka converted from the spot.

A handball by Antonio Delamea-Mlinar gifted Ukraine their second penalty but Korkishko was denied by an excellent save. Slovenia were handed a lifeline on 62 minutes when Karavayev was shown a second yellow card but they failed to make their numerical advantage count. Ukraine's penultimate game sees them host Malta on 6 September, while Slovenia could edge closer to qualification with victory at home to Sweden.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
BerezovskiyIgor Berezovskiy (GK)
1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
2
KushnirovDmytro Kushnirov
Yellow Card48
2
KrajncLuka Krajnc
3
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
5
JovičBoban Jovič
Yellow Card76
4
PutrashIurii Putrash
7
KamplKevin Kampl (C)
7
KorkishkoDmytro Korkishko
Goal16
Penalty45+2
9
H. VučkičHaris Vučkič
8
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
10
LazarevičDejan Lazarevič
9
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
Goal42
Substitution72
11
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution73
10
FedotovVitaliy Fedotov
Substitution89
13
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
14
ShakhovYevhen Shakhov
Yellow Card21
14
Delamea-MlinarAntonio Delamea-Mlinar
Substitution84
15
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov (C)
16
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
22
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
Yellow Card56
Red Card62
19
BerićRobert Berić

Substitutes

12
LevchenkoIgor Levchenko (GK)
12
DžafićElvis Džafić (GK)
5
OpanasenkoYevhen Opanasenko
Substitution89
4
BlažičMiha Blažič
11
YeremenkoDmytro Yeremenko
8
BožičBlaž Božič
13
PriymaVasyl Priyma
Substitution72
15
MaruškoMatic Maruško
16
PlastunIgor Plastun
17
PodlogarMatej Podlogar
Substitution73
17
BabyrOleksii Babyr
20
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič
21
ShevchukAnton Shevchuk
22
BoharDamjan Bohar
Substitution84

Coach

Oleg Pushanko (UKR) Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Assistant referees

Jake Collin (ENG), Scott Ledger (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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