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Slovenia go top with victory against Ukraine

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.15CET
Slovenia 2-0 Ukraine
Tomaž Kavčič's side climbed to the top of qualifying Group 2 courtesy of second-half goals from Dejan Lazarevič and Enej Jelenič.
by Gregor Sever
from Mestni Stadion Ptuj
Slovenia go top with victory against Ukraine
Dejan Lazarevič of Slovenia in action against Ukraine ©Grega Wernig
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.15CET

Slovenia go top with victory against Ukraine

Slovenia 2-0 Ukraine
Tomaž Kavčič's side climbed to the top of qualifying Group 2 courtesy of second-half goals from Dejan Lazarevič and Enej Jelenič.

Slovenia climbed to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 thanks to a 2-0 victory against Ukraine.

Tomaž Kavčič's side had to wait until 11 minutes after half-time to take the lead in Ptuj, Dejan Lazarevič setting them on course and Enej Jelenič wrapping up the win midway through the second half. Kavčič's charges are two points clear of Finland at the top of the section having played a game more.

The hosts enjoyed decent possession down the flanks throughout the first half but struggled to produce sufficient incision in the final third, with Boban Jovič's effort their most notable opening. Ukraine chanced their arm through Artur Kaskov, Ihor Chaykovskiy and Roman Bezus but failed to find a breakthrough.

Slovenia captain Rajko Rep was denied by a splendid stop from Maxym Koval just before the interval, but Ukraine enjoyed far better possession early in the second half. Their momentum was halted by Lazarevič, though, who cut in from the left and fired low into the bottom corner for a splendid solo goal.

Kevin Kampl then went close from a set piece, but the home team did not have to wait long to add a second, doubling their advantage on 67 minutes when Jelenič received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and sent it low into the net. Slovenia face Sweden away on 6 October, with Ukraine going to Malta the following day.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006825/postmatch/report/index.html#slovenia+reach+summit

Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
12
KovalMaxym Koval (GK) (C)
2
JovičBoban Jovič
2
OpanasenkoYevhen Opanasenko
3
RešekMitja Rešek
Yellow Card51
Substitution74
3
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
4
KrhinRené Krhin
5
PutrashIurii Putrash
6
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
Yellow Card89
8
PetrovKyrylo Petrov
Substitution68
7
KamplKevin Kampl
9
BezusRoman Bezus
Yellow Card73
8
RepRajko Rep (C)
Substitution80
11
BabyrOleksii Babyr
Substitution73
10
LazarevičDejan Lazarevič
Goal56
15
KaskovArtur Kaskov
14
Delamea-MlinarAntonio Delamea-Mlinar
Substitution40
16
PlastunIgor Plastun
Yellow Card83
15
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Goal67
19
ChaykovskiyIhor Chaykovskiy
Yellow Card45+2
19
BerićRobert Berić
22
GrechyshkinDmytro Grechyshkin
Yellow Card45
Substitution59

Substitutes

12
RadanMatej Radan (GK)
23
BerezovskiyIgor Berezovskiy (GK)
9
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič
4
PriymaVasyl Priyma
13
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
Substitution74
7
KhomchenovskiyDmytro Khomchenovskiy
Substitution59
16
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
Substitution40
10
IvankoVitaliy Ivanko
17
FinkMatic Fink
13
TkachukYevhen Tkachuk
18
MilecMartin Milec
14
ShakhovYevhen Shakhov
Substitution73
20
BožičBlaž Božič
Substitution80
18
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
Substitution68
Yellow Card90+2

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Sandor Szabo (HUN)

Assistant referees

Istvan Albert (HUN), László Viszokai (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Németh (HUN)

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