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Ukraine prosper in Liechtenstein

Published: Wednesday 4 June 2014, 19.45CET
Liechtenstein 2-5 Ukraine
Olexandr Noyok scored twice to keep the visitors in touch with the top sides in Group 5, but their hosts showed verve on the counter.
by Miron Goihman
from Sportpark Eschen-Mauren
Ukraine prosper in Liechtenstein
Vladyslav Kulach had an early chance for Ukraine ©Yevhen Kraws

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Published: Wednesday 4 June 2014, 19.45CET

Ukraine prosper in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2-5 Ukraine
Olexandr Noyok scored twice to keep the visitors in touch with the top sides in Group 5, but their hosts showed verve on the counter.

Ukraine remain in touch with the leading pair in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 following a 5-2 win in Liechtenstein.

Lorenzo Lo Russo saved from Vladyslav Kulach in the first half before Liechtenstein took the lead when Simon Kühne scored from the penalty spot after a swift counterattack caught Ukraine cold. Olexandr Noyok's deflected shot evened up the scores and the visitors led by half-time, Serhiy Myakushko's header setting up Andriy Totovitskiy.

However, Liechtenstein showed plenty of fight as Kühne scored again after the break from Philipp Ospelt's perceptive ball. They faded in the final 20 minutes, though, with Noyok (70), Dmytro Yusov (77) and Totovitskiy (90+2) taking advantage. Victory means Ukraine can go second in the section with a win at home against Latvia on Sunday.

"It was good and interesting game," concluded Ukraine coach Serhiy Kovalets. "Liechtenstein played very well, especially on the break. Of course, it was disappointing for us to concede two goals but my players cancelled out the first one quickly and then scored some more to win this game."

Last updated: 04/06/15 7.13CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011482/postmatch/report/index.html#ukraine+plough

Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
Lo RussoLorenzo Lo Russo (GK)
23
DenchukArtur Denchuk (GK)
2
EberleFabian Eberle
2
MyakushkoSerhiy Myakushko
Substitution67
3
EggenbergerThomas Eggenberger
3
OrdetsIvan Ordets (C)
4
FoserPascal Foser
4
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
5
MalinAndreas Malin
7
TsurikovAndriy Tsurikov
7
KühneSimon Kühne
Goal36
Goal50
Substitution89
8
NoyokOleksandr Noyok
Goal41
Goal70
8
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
11
TotovytskiyAndriy Totovytskiy
Goal44
Goal90+2
9
SalanovicDennis Salanovic
Yellow Card63
15
Pryndeta Vitaliy Pryndeta
10
ZimmermannSamuel Zimmermann
Yellow Card74
Substitution85
16
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
11
BrändleDaniel Brändle (C)
Yellow Card34
Substitution78
17
MemeshevRedvan Memeshev
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
14
MaagStefan Maag
22
KulachVladyslav Kulach
Yellow Card33
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
HobiThomas Hobi (GK)
1
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
13
ScherrerJoel Scherrer
6
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
15
HoferJens Hofer
Substitution78
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Substitution46
16
S. BeckSebastian Beck
Substitution89
10
BabenkoRuslan Babenko
Substitution67
17
C. MarxerConstantin Marxer
Substitution85
18
YusovDmytro Yusov
Substitution46
Goal77
18
ElmerDaniel Elmer
19
NepliakhYevhen Nepliakh
21
BratkovAnton Bratkov

Coach

Heinz Fuchsbichler (LIE) Serhiy Kovalets (UKR)

Referee

Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

Assistant referees

Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL), Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)

Fourth official

Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution