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Qualifying round - Group 5

Ukraine - Croatia
0-2
 

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Croatia cruise to success away to Ukraine

Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 20.45CET
Ukraine 0-2 Croatia
Ante Rebić and Marcelo Brozović scored early on to set Niko Kovač's visitors on course for three points that maintains their 100% start.
by Kostiantyn Patkevych
from Arena Lviv
Croatia cruise to success away to Ukraine
Ukraine's Ruslan Malinovskiy chases Croatia's Mateo Kovačić ©Yevhen Kraws
 

Match statistics

Ukraine
Croatia

0

Goals scored

2

13

Total attempts

9

5

on target

5

4

off target

4

4

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

5

1

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Croatia

Croatia

23Denchuk (GK)1Zelenika (GK)
65
3Ordets2Vrsaljko (C)
4Karavayev
46
3Šimunović
6Bolbat
80
5Župarić
7Tsurikov
85
6Radošević
8Noyok (C)
53
8Brozović
19
9Kalitvintsev9Rebić
16
78
10Babenko
46
14Gorupec
51
13Nasonov17Mišić
66
17Bokhashvili19Pjaca
19Nepliakh20Kovačić
86

Substitutes

12Galchuk (GK)12Delač (GK)
5Ryzhuk7Šitum
66
11Akulinin10Miličević
14Malinovskiy
46
11Oršić
16Ozarkiv13Močinić
86
21Kulach
46
56
15Mrzljak
78
22Churko
80
16Bručić

Coaches

Serhiy Kovalets (UKR)
Niko Kovač (CRO)

Referee

Athenasios Giachos (GRE)

Standings

  
Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 20.45CET

Croatia cruise to success away to Ukraine

Ukraine 0-2 Croatia
Ante Rebić and Marcelo Brozović scored early on to set Niko Kovač's visitors on course for three points that maintains their 100% start.

Croatia's impressive start to Group 5 continued as a pair of early goals helped Niko Kovač's side to a comfortable win in Lviv.

Ante Rebić broke the deadlock on 14 minutes and Marcelo Brozović quickly made it 2-0 as the visitors made it two wins from two in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying; they are yet to concede. Ukraine offered little in what was their opening game and must respond when they visit Latvia on 14 October.

Croatia started brightly, opening up with a series of rapid, probing attacks. It was no surprise when they went ahead in the 16th minute as Mateo Kovačić found Rebić with a fine long pass and the No9 shrugged off his defender to fire into the net. Goalscorer then turned provider, slipping through into the path of Brozović who made no mistake.

Rebić struck the crossbar on the stroke of half-time as Croatia continued to run the show. Ukraine offered little of substance after the break and only good work from Artur Denchuk prevented Josip Radošević from making it three. Yet two were more than enough.

Last updated: 09/09/13 22.52CET

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