Ukraine secure comfortable play-off success

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 19.45CET
Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia (agg: 5-0)
Ukraine completed their progress to their first major female final tournament thanks to goals from Vera Djatel and Darina Apanaschenko.
Ukraine secure comfortable play-off success
Ukraine have qualified for the finals ©FFU

Match statistics

UkraineSlovenia

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 19.45CET

Ukraine secure comfortable play-off success

Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia (agg: 5-0)
Ukraine completed their progress to their first major female final tournament thanks to goals from Vera Djatel and Darina Apanaschenko.
Ukraine completed their progress to their first major female final tournament after goals from Vera Djatel and Darina Apanaschenko sealed a UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off win against Slovenia.

Progress secure
Leading 3-0 from Sunday's away first leg, Ukraine already had a place in next summer's finals in their sights, and Djatel swiftly increased their aggregate advantage. Apanaschenko added to her two weekend goals in the second half and Ukraine will go into the 18 November draw in Helsinki.

Early goal
Home coach Anatoliy Kutsev had promised to give the fans in Chernigov a "football feast" and within three minutes they were celebrating a goal. Yuliya Vashchenko's angled drive was parried into the air by Jadranka Knežević in the Slovenia goal and Djatel was in the right place to tap in the loose ball.

Knežević saves
Knežević did well to deny Sunday's double markswoman Apanaschenko in a one-on-one before Lyudmyla Pekur shot wide, while at the other end Slovenia came close when Tanja Vrabel's header forced a save from Nadezhda Baranova. As the half neared its end Djatel hooked wide and Apanaschenko was sent clear again, only for Knežević to repeat her earlier heroics.

Clincher
Slovenia, who had performed superbly in their first major qualifying campaign in more than a decade to get this far, started the second half brightly but gradually Ukraine reclaimed control. Nataliya Zinchenko's effort struck the outside of the post, and she then played a part in the second goal when her cross from the left was headed in by Apanaschenko with 19 minutes left. Late on Knežević again showed her bravery when she advanced to foil Zinchenko, who also shot wide in added time.

Last updated: 30/10/08 18.19CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Ukraine

Ukraine

Slovenia

Slovenia

12Nadiya Baranova (GK)12Jadranka Knezevič (GK) (C)
2Olena Mazurenko (C)7Andreja Nikl
4Valentyna Kotyk17Estera Vehar
7Olena Khodyreva5Alena Milkovič
14Yuliya Vaschenko9Nataša Petrovič
Substitution87'
3Tetyana Chorna
Yellow Card49'
Substitution90+3'
14Anja Milenkovič
Yellow Card69'
16Alla Lyshafay2Ksenja Povh
9Vira Dyatel
Goal3'
18Tjaša Tibaut
Substitution78'
6Lyudmyla Pekur
Yellow Card80'
Substitution81'
10Snežana Maleševič
Yellow Card30'
11Natalia Zinchenko15Tanja Vrabel
17Daryna Apanaschenko
Goal71'
Substitution77'
8Mateja Zver

Substitutes

23Iryna Sanina (GK)1Lucija Mori (GK)
13Iuliia Korniievets6Urška Žganec
Substitution87'
10Svitlana Frishko
Substitution77'
13Manja Benak
15Lyudmyla Lemeshko
Substitution90+3'
11Fata Salkunič
Substitution78'
19Maryna Masalska3Saša Peruš
8Olha Boychenko4Adrijana Bogolin
18Nataliya Sukhorukova
Substitution81'
16Martina Potrč

Coach

Anatoliy Kutsev (UKR) Tanja Lekic (SVN)

Referee

Claudine Brohet (BEL)

Assistant referees

Leen Martens (BEL), Virginie Derouaux (BEL)

Fourth official

Natalia Rachynska (UKR)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Ukraine

    Ukraine

    Next match womensworldcup: v Romania, 21 August 2010
  • Slovenia

    Slovenia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Finland, 25 August 2010
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