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Totovytskiy strikes late for Ukraine against Latvia

Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 22.45CET
Ukraine 2-1 Latvia
Andriy Totovytskiy struck deep into added time to move Ukraine to within three points of Group 5 leaders Croatia.
by Kostiantyn Patkevych
from KP Tcentralnyi stadium
Totovytskiy strikes late for Ukraine against Latvia
Ukraine celebrate scoring ©FFU

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Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 22.45CET

Totovytskiy strikes late for Ukraine against Latvia

Ukraine 2-1 Latvia
Andriy Totovytskiy struck deep into added time to move Ukraine to within three points of Group 5 leaders Croatia.

Andriy Totovytskiy struck deep into added time to move Ukraine to within three points of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 leaders Croatia.

Having already drawn 1-1 in Croatia and won 5-2 in Liechtenstein over the last fortnight, both times coming from behind, Ukraine were looking for three more points and went ahead on 54 minutes through Vladyslav Kalitvintsev. Vladislavs Gutkovskis soon levelled, though, and it was not until the fifth added minute that Totovitskiy clinched victory.

Latvia themselves needed three points to stay in the play-off hunt but fell behind when Kalitvintsev – who had hit the bar in the first half – headed in Vladimir Kostevych's precise cross from the left. Nine minutes later it was 1-1, Gutkovskis pouncing on an Anton Bratkov back-pass and shooting into an empty net. Ukraine had dominated throughout, and continued to press hard, finally getting their reward when goalkeeper Maksym Koval's long clearance went into the Latvia box where Ivan Ordets set up Totovitskiy to score.

With a game in hand on Croatia, Ukraine are a point ahead of Switzerland who they host on 4 September knowing victory would ensure a top-two finish. They then welcome Liechtenstein four days later and another win could take Ukraine to the play-offs even if Croatia, who have a superior head-to-head record, win in Latvia on 3 September.

Last updated: 04/06/15 7.12CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Latvia

Latvia

1
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
12
ČižovsGeorgijs Čižovs (GK)
Yellow Card78
3
OrdetsIvan Ordets (C)
Yellow Card90+5
2
E. ŠlampeEndijs Šlampe
6
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
Yellow Card31
Substitution46
3
Flaksis Reinis Flaksis
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Goal54
4
BarinovsVitālijs Barinovs
10
BabenkoRuslan Babenko
7
VardanjansEdgars Vardanjans (C)
13
NasonovOleksandr Nasonov
8
IkaunieksJānis Ikaunieks
16
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
10
TīdenbergsEduards Tīdenbergs
Substitution58
17
NepliakhYevhen Nepliakh
11
UlimbaševsDaniils Ulimbaševs
Substitution32
18
YusovDmytro Yusov
Substitution64
15
SavaļnieksRoberts Savaļnieks
Substitution68
19
MalyshevMaksym Malyshev
Substitution70
17
GutkovskisVladislavs Gutkovskis
Yellow Card33
Goal63
21
BratkovAnton Bratkov
Yellow Card87
18
KlimaševičsDmitrijs Klimaševičs

Substitutes

12
TkachenkoOleksandr Tkachenko (GK)
1
GrigorjevsDmitrijs Grigorjevs (GK)
2
KostevychVladimir Kostevych
Substitution46
5
ŠadčinsIlja Šadčins
Substitution58
4
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
6
KiriļinsAndrejs Kiriļins
Substitution32
8
NoyokOleksandr Noyok
9
ReiIgors Rei
11
TotovytskiyAndriy Totovytskiy
Substitution64
Goal90+5
13
VorobjovsSergejs Vorobjovs
Substitution68
14
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
Substitution70
14
GucsToms Gucs
15
Pryndeta Vitaliy Pryndeta
16
MukinsVladimirs Mukins

Coach

Serhiy Kovalets (UKR) Dainis Kazakevičs (LVA)

Referee

Marius Avram (ROU)

Assistant referees

Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Valentin Avram (ROU)

Fourth official

Adrian Comanescu (ROU)

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