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Ukraine pull the plug on Switzerland

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 20.14CET
Ukraine 2-0 Switzerland
Dmytro Ryzhuk and Redvan Memeshev scored to end their ten-man visitors' play-off dream.
by Konstantyn Patkevych
from KP Tcentralnyi Stadium
Ukraine pull the plug on Switzerland
Matteo Fedele (right) of Switzerland competes with Vitaliy Buyalskiy of Ukraine ©Pavel Kubanov
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 20.14CET

Ukraine pull the plug on Switzerland

Ukraine 2-0 Switzerland
Dmytro Ryzhuk and Redvan Memeshev scored to end their ten-man visitors' play-off dream.

Ten-man Switzerland's hopes of a play-off place evaporated, as goals from Dmytro Ryzhuk and Redvan Memeshev kept Ukraine in sight of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Ukraine got into their stride quickly in Cherkassy; it took just seven minutes for them to get their noses in front against their closest rivals in the group, Ryzhuk scoring from close range after Maksym Malyshev headed Vladyslav Kalitvintsev's corner into his path. The game remained in the balance, though, until Switzerland's Matteo Fedele was shown a second yellow card for a 73rd-minute tug on Vitaliy Buyalskiy.

The home side soon made the man advantage tell, substitute Memeshev nodding in from Kalitvintsev's excellent cross after left-back Volodymyr Kostevych launched an attacking thrust.

Croatia are already sure to finish top of Group 5 due to their superior head-to-head record in games against Ukraine, but victory at home against Liechtenstein on Monday could propel Serhiy Kovalets's side into the play-off draw as one of the four runners-up with the best records against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
Yellow Card64
1
MvogoYvon Mvogo (GK) (C)
2
KostevychVladimir Kostevych
Yellow Card69
2
HadergjonajFlorent Hadergjonaj
Substitution46
4
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
Yellow Card22
Substitution72
3
AlijiNaser Aliji
5
RyzhukDmytro Ryzhuk
Goal7
4
AnghaMartin Angha
Yellow Card90+2
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
5
DjimsitiBerat Djimsiti
10
BabenkoRuslan Babenko (C)
Yellow Card14
6
Arlind AjetiArlind Ajeti
11
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
7
BuffOliver Buff
Substitution46
13
NasonovOleksandr Nasonov
8
FedeleMatteo Fedele
Yellow Card12
Red Card73
14
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
Substitution61
9
FreyMichael Frey
19
MalyshevMaksym Malyshev
Substitution88
10
JevticDarko Jevtic
Yellow Card68
20
NepliakhYevhen Nepliakh
11
FreulerRemo Freuler
Substitution81

Substitutes

12
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
12
BrecherYanick Brecher (GK)
3
VakulenkoSergiy Vakulenko
14
LacroixLéo Lacroix
6
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
15
RodriguezFrancisco Rodriguez
Substitution46
15
Pryndeta Vitaliy Pryndeta
Substitution88
16
BertoneLeonardo Bertone
Substitution46
16
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
Substitution61
17
BrahimiMergim Brahimi
17
MemeshevRedvan Memeshev
Substitution72
Goal77
18
TabakovicHaris Tabakovic
Substitution81
22
KulachVladyslav Kulach
19
TarashajShani Tarashaj

Coach

Serhiy Kovalets (UKR) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

Assistant referees

Gary Beswick (ENG), John Brooks (ENG)

Fourth official

Kevin Friend (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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