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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
 

Match statistics

Ukraine
Latvia

2

Goals scored

1

24

Total attempts

5

8

on target

1

13

off target

3

3

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

15

Corners

1

2

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

19

17

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Latvia

Latvia

1Koval (GK)12Čižovs (GK)
78
3Ordets (C)
90+5
2E. Šlampe
6Bolbat
31
46
3Flaksis
9Kalitvintsev
54
4Barinovs
10Babenko7Vardanjans (C)
13Nasonov8Ikaunieks
16Buyalskiy10Tīdenbergs
58
17Nepliakh11Ulimbaševs
32
18Yusov
64
15Savaļnieks
68
19Malyshev
70
17Gutkovskis
33
63
21Bratkov
87
18Klimaševičs

Substitutes

12Tkachenko (GK)1Grigorjevs (GK)
2Kostevych
46
5Šadčins
58
4Karavayev6Kiriļins
32
8Noyok9Rei
11Totovytskiy
64
90+5
13Vorobjovs
68
14Malinovskiy
70
14Gucs
15Pryndeta16Mukins

Coaches

Serhiy Kovalets (UKR) Dainis Kazakevičs (LVA)

Referee

Marius Avram (ROU)

Standings

  
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: 09/06/14 9.30CET

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