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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.
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.
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|12||Jadranka Knezevič (GK) (C)||12||Nadiya Baranova (GK)|
|7||Andreja Nikl||2||Olena Mazurenko (C)|
|5||Alena Milkovič||14||Yuliya Vaschenko|
|9||Nataša Petrovič||18||Nataliya Sukhorukova|
|14||Anja Milenkovič||16||Alla Lyshafay|
|17||Estera Vehar||9||Vira Dyatel|
|15||Tanja Vrabel||17||Daryna Apanaschenko|
|8||Mateja Zver||11||Natalia Zinchenko|
|1||Lucija Mori (GK)||23||Iryna Sanina (GK)|
|3||Saša Peruš||19||Maryna Masalska|
|13||Manja Benak||15||Lyudmyla Lemeshko|
|Tanja Lekic (SVN)||Anatoliy Kutsev (UKR)|
|Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)|
|Emma Everson (ENG), Sian Massey (ENG)|
|Tanja Subotič (SVN)|