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Ukraine hit six to stun Sweden

Published: Thursday 31 May 2012, 21.45CET
Ukraine 6-0 Sweden
Pylyp Budkivskiy and Yevhen Shakhov both struck twice as Ukraine stunned Sweden 6-0 to keep themselves in the play-off hunt in Group 2.
by Bogdan Buga
Ukraine hit six to stun Sweden
Ukraine celebrate scoring the opening goal against Sweden ©Olexandr Zadiraka
Published: Thursday 31 May 2012, 21.45CET

Ukraine hit six to stun Sweden

Ukraine 6-0 Sweden
Pylyp Budkivskiy and Yevhen Shakhov both struck twice as Ukraine stunned Sweden 6-0 to keep themselves in the play-off hunt in Group 2.

Pylyp Budkivskiy and Yevhen Shakhov both hit doubles as an impressive Ukraine stunned Sweden 6-0 to close the gap on the top two to five points – with a game in hand.

Lying fourth and trailing leading duo Slovenia and second-placed Sweden by eight points heading into this fixture, Ukraine were not favourites but had to win this game to stay in the hunt for a play-off berth. Pavlo Yakovenko's team started at a blistering pace, locking their opponents in their own half and scored three goals in little over half an hour.

Budkivskiy was responsible for two of those, his 17th and 32nd-minute headers sandwiching Andriy Bogdanov's deflected strike from the edge of the box on 20 minutes.

After the interval the Ukrainians eased off and focused on playing counterattacking football, and it paid dividends on the 75th minute when Shakhov latched onto Vitaliy Kaverin's pass to finish off a wonderful flowing break. Shakhov completed his double nine minutes later before Temur Partsvaniya rounded off the scoring one minute from time.

Slovenia take on fifth-placed Malta tomorrow while Ukraine are next in action on 4 June, when they travel to Kaunas to face bottom side Lithuania.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Sweden

Sweden

1
BerezovskiyIgor Berezovskiy (GK)
1
JohnssonKarl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
2
KushnirovDmytro Kushnirov
2
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
Substitution57
3
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
Goal89
3
SadikuLoret Sadiku
6
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
Substitution86
4
BaffoJoseph Baffo
Substitution57
8
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
Goal20
Substitution69
5
AlbornozMiiko Albornoz
9
BezusRoman Bezus
Yellow Card47
Substitution72
6
HamadJiloan Hamad (C)
11
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
Goal17
Goal32
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark
15
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov (C)
8
AjdarevićAstrit Ajdarević
16
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
Yellow Card52
9
DemirErdin Demir
17
KaverinVitaliy Kaverin
10
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
Substitution78
21
LyulkaSerhiy Lyulka
11
ÇelikMervan Çelik

Substitutes

23
MysakRoman Mysak (GK)
12
SandbergMarkus Sandberg (GK)
4
PutrashIurii Putrash
13
KrafthEmil Krafth
7
KorkishkoDmytro Korkishko
14
ÖhmanLudvig Öhman
14
ShakhovYevhen Shakhov
Substitution72
Goal75
Goal84
15
J. JohanssonJakob Johansson
Substitution57
18
PlastunIgor Plastun
16
QuaisonRobin Quaison
19
ChaykovskiyIhor Chaykovskiy
Substitution86
17
ErikssonMagnus Eriksson
Substitution78
22
GrechyshkinDmytro Grechyshkin
Substitution69
18
IshakMikael Ishak
Substitution57

Coach

Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR) Hakan Ericson (SWE)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Sten Klaasen (EST), Silver Koiv (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

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