Qualifying round (Group 5 : DEN / UKR / SCO / POR / SVK) - 22/06/2008 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time) - State Olympic educational sport Centre "Chernigiv" - Chernigov
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Ukraine do down Denmark

Published: Sunday 22 June 2008, 6.45CET
Ukraine 1-0 Denmark
Ukraine are on the verge of their first ever UEFA European Women's Championship finals after victory against Denmark in Chernigov.
Ukraine do down Denmark
Lene Jensen returned from injury for Denmark but they were beaten ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 22 June 2008, 6.45CET

Ukraine do down Denmark

Ukraine 1-0 Denmark
Ukraine are on the verge of their first ever UEFA European Women's Championship finals after victory against Denmark in Chernigov.
Ukraine are on the verge of their first ever UEFA European Women's Championship finals after victory against Denmark.

Apanaschenko winner
Both these sides had won all their Group 5 matches, Denmark one more than their opponents with six, making their two outstanding encounters effective deciders for who will qualify automatically for next summer's finals in Finland and who goes to the play-offs. And Darina Apanaschenko, the only goalscorer when Ukraine beat Scotland last month, struck on 28 minutes to decide the game in Chernigov.

Denmark decider
Now assuming Ukraine beat Portugal on 27 September, they will only need a point or a one-goal defeat other than 1-0 in their last game in Denmark four days later to hold on to first place. Ukraine have only once before even earned a play-off, which they are at least guaranteed, losing 4-1 on aggregate to England eight years ago.

Coach disappointed
Denmark coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller said: "It is really unfortunate. We came here to get points, and yet we lost, even though we created very many chances. We can still clinch the group on 1 October and we just hope that very many fans turn up to support us." Lene Jensen, who returned from injury as a second-half substitute, added: "Of course, I am really, really happy to be back on the national team, I had just hoped that it would not be like this. We created very many chances in the second half, and we can always do better."

Last updated: 22/06/08 20.56CET

Related information

Lineup

Ukraine

Ukraine

Denmark

Denmark

12Nadiya Baranova (GK)1Heidi Johansen (GK)
2Olena Mazurenko (C)2Mia Brogaard
3Tetyana Chorna3Katrine Pedersen (C)
4Valentyna Kotyk4Christina Øyangen Ørntoft
6Lyudmyla Pekur5Bettina Falk
7Olena Khodyreva
Yellow Card90+2'
7Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen
Substitution77'
9Vira Dyatel
Substitution70'
8Janne Madsen
Substitution46'
11Natalia Zinchenko
Substitution88'
10Camilla Sand Andersen
14Yuliya Vaschenko11Merete Pedersen
Substitution82'
16Alla Lyshafay13Johanna Rasmussen
17Daryna Apanaschenko
Goal28'
14Ditte Larsen

Substitutes

1Iryna Zvarych (GK)16Tine Cederkvist (GK)
8Olha Boychenko9Signe J. Werming
10Svitlana Frishko6Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen
Substitution77'
15Lyudmyla Lemeshko12Line Røddik Hansen
18Nataliya Sukhorukova
Substitution88'
15Marie Bjerg
19Maryna Masalska17Lene Jensen
Substitution46'
22Iryna Vasylyuk
Substitution70'
18Kristine Petersen
Substitution82'

Coach

Anatoliy Kutsev (UKR) Kenneth Heiner-møller (DEN)

Referee

Dagmar Damkova (CZE)

Assistant referees

Dagmar Zakova (CZE), Adriana Secova (CZE)

Fourth official

Natalia Aleksakhina (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
  • Denmark

    Denmark

    Next match womensworldcup: v Scotland, 25 August 2010
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