Ukraine put one foot in Finland

Published: Sunday 26 October 2008, 15.45CET
Slovenia 0-3 Ukraine
The visitors took a huge step to qualifying for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ after registering three unanswered goals in Dravograd.
by Martin Pavčnik
Ukraine put one foot in Finland
Nataliya Zinchenko (left) attempts to hold off Slovenia's Estera Vehar ©Miha Vidrih SiOL/Sportal

Match statistics

SloveniaUkraine

Goals scored0
3
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Sunday 26 October 2008, 15.45CET

Ukraine put one foot in Finland

Slovenia 0-3 Ukraine
The visitors took a huge step to qualifying for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ after registering three unanswered goals in Dravograd.

Ukraine took a huge step to qualifying for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ after defeating Slovenia 3-0 in Dravograd in the first leg of their play-off for the final tournament.

Comprehensive win
Anatoliy Kutsev's side – who started the game as favourites to progress to their first finals – dominated the match and gained a deserved win, giving their hosts no opportunities to cause an upset. Darina Apanaschenko opened the scoring for the visitors, who came second in Group 5 behind Denmark, in the 27th minute and doubled the lead just before half-time. Slovenia made the play-offs as one of the best third-placed finishers in the qualifying round, but were no match for Ukraine. Alla Lishafai added a third nine minutes after the break to seal a comprehensive victory which gives Ukraine an overwhelming advantage ahead of the second leg in Chernigov on Thursday.

Last updated: 27/10/08 8.17CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Slovenia

Slovenia

Ukraine

Ukraine

12Jadranka Knezevič (GK) (C)12Nadiya Baranova (GK)
7Andreja Nikl2Olena Mazurenko (C)
5Alena Milkovič14Yuliya Vaschenko
10Snežana Maleševič
Substitution87'
4Valentyna Kotyk
2Ksenja Povh
Substitution84'
3Tetyana Chorna
18Tjaša Tibaut
Yellow Card15'
Substitution72'
7Olena Khodyreva
9Nataša Petrovič18Nataliya Sukhorukova
14Anja Milenkovič16Alla Lyshafay
Goal54'
17Estera Vehar9Vira Dyatel
15Tanja Vrabel17Daryna Apanaschenko
Goal27'
Goal41'
8Mateja Zver11Natalia Zinchenko

Substitutes

1Lucija Mori (GK)23Iryna Sanina (GK)
4Adrijana Bogolin
Substitution84'
10Svitlana Frishko
3Saša Peruš19Maryna Masalska
13Manja Benak15Lyudmyla Lemeshko
6Urška Žganec
Substitution87'
8Olha Boychenko
11Fata Salkunič
Substitution72'
13Iuliia Korniievets
16Martina Potrč

Coach

Tanja Lekic (SVN) Anatoliy Kutsev (UKR)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Emma Everson (ENG), Sian Massey (ENG)

Fourth official

Tanja Subotič (SVN)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Slovenia

    Slovenia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Finland, 25 August 2010
  • Ukraine

    Ukraine

    Next match womensworldcup: v Romania, 21 August 2010
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