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Pape pounces to Denmark's delight

Published: Wednesday 26 August 2009, 22.44CET
Ukraine 1-2 Denmark
Maiken Pape's goal three minutes from time kick-started Denmark's Group A campaign but ended Ukraine's hopes of going through.
by Paul Saffer
from Helsinki Football Stadium
Pape pounces to Denmark's delight
Camilla Sand Andersen is mobbed after her opening goal ©AFP

Match statistics

UkraineDenmark

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
16
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
7
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group A(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Finland Finland22003126
Netherlands Netherlands21013213
Denmark Denmark21012203
Ukraine Ukraine200214-30
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Wednesday 26 August 2009, 22.44CET

Pape pounces to Denmark's delight

Ukraine 1-2 Denmark
Maiken Pape's goal three minutes from time kick-started Denmark's Group A campaign but ended Ukraine's hopes of going through.

Maiken Pape's goal just three minutes from time kick-started Denmark's UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ campaign, however, it has ended Ukraine's.

Late winner
Both beaten on Sunday in their Group A openers, these teams – who recorded a 1-0 victory apiece in their qualifying meetings – got off to a tentative start. But four minutes into the second half, all that changed when Camilla Sand Andersen edged Denmark ahead. Daryna Apanaschenko levelled 13 minutes later, but Pape's late strike meant Ukraine needed Finland to lose to the Netherlands in the late game. As it was, the hosts won 2-1 so Ukraine will finish bottom and Denmark will need to beat the Oranje on Saturday to ensure progress in second place.

Danish change
Denmark abandoned their 4-3-3 formation for a 4-1-4-1, with Pape the lone striker and Nadia Nadim replacing Tina Rasmussen, who was posted on the right flank for the first half against Finland. Ukraine, meanwhile, succeeded in avoiding a repeat of their disastrous start against the Netherlands, when they shipped two early goals. Indeed, on this occasion, they actually had some early half-chances, with the youngest player in the finals, 16-year-old Oksana Yakovyshyn, kept on up front after her half-time introduction on Matchday 1.

Rasmussen close
On 23 minutes, the previously subdued Denmark seemed set to take the lead as Nadim was sent through on goal, but she chose to check and her resulting square ball went behind Pape. Johanna Rasmussen, a danger down the left against Finland, then sent in a cross-shot which hit the outside of the post. Ukraine continued to counterattack well, but tended to be restricted to efforts from distance.

Deadlock broken
At half-time, 0-0 looked a good bet for the final score. Four minutes after the break, the point when Denmark conceded against Finland, they were in front. Pape's header was flicked on by Nadim to Andersen, in the right position to smash the ball past Nadiya Baranova. The goalkeeper did stop a Cathrine Paaske Sørensen header soon after.

Equaliser
Ukraine took a little time to respond, but, when they did, it was clinical. Vira Dyatel broke down the right and her cross was headed inside the far post by Zvezda-2005 club-mate Apanaschenko. Denmark nearly restored their lead in quick measure as Katrine Pedersen's cross was helped on by Paaske Sørensen, but Pape's shot was off target.

Dramatic finish
Pape then came close with a header from a Mia Brogaard centre and Paaske Sørensen shot straight at Baranova. However, Pape was to have the last word with a strong shot from a Rasmussen lay-off to clinch the victory.

Att: 1,372

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.35CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Denmark

Denmark

12
BaranovaNadiya Baranova (GK)
1
JohansenHeidi Johansen (GK)
2
MazurenkoOlena Mazurenko (C)
2
BrogaardMia Brogaard
3
ChornaTetyana Chorna
Yellow Card87
3
Søndergaard PedersenKatrine Søndergaard Pedersen (C)
5
YakovishynOksana Yakovishyn
Substitution64
4
M. JensenMette Jensen
6
PekurLyudmyla Pekur
5
RøddikLine Røddik
7
KhodyrevaOlena Khodyreva
Yellow Card29
7
Paaske-SørensenCathrine Paaske-Sørensen
9
DyatelVira Dyatel
8
RydahlJulie Rydahl
11
ZinchenkoNatalia Zinchenko
9
PapeMaiken Pape
Goal87
13
TytovaInessa Tytova
10
Sand AndersenCamilla Sand Andersen
Goal49
16
LyshafayAlla Lyshafay
11
NadimNadia Nadim
Substitution56
17
ApanaschenkoDaryna Apanaschenko
Goal62
13
RasmussenJohanna Rasmussen
Substitution90+1

Substitutes

22
SamsonKateryna Samson (GK)
21
AndersenMia Maria Andersen (GK)
1
ZvarychIryna Zvarych (GK)
6
BjergMarie Bjerg
4
KotykValentyna Kotyk
12
MadsenJanne Madsen
8
BoychenkoOlha Boychenko
Substitution64
14
L. JensenLene Jensen
Substitution90+1
10
FrishkoSvitlana Frishko
15
TroelsgaardSanne Troelsgaard
14
VaschenkoYulia Vaschenko
16
CederkvistTine Cederkvist (GK)
15
LemeshkoLyudmyla Lemeshko
17
T. RasmussenTina Rasmussen
18
SukhorukovaNataliya Sukhorukova
18
ChristiansenNanna Christiansen
19
MasalskaMaryna Masalska
19
D. LarsenDitte Larsen
20
VasylyukIryna Vasylyuk
20
VejeKatrine Veje
Substitution56
21
RomanenkoTetyana Romanenko
22
M. PedersenMarianne Pedersen

Coach

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

Referee

Gyöngyi Gaál (HUN)

Assistant referees

Judit Kulcsár (HUN), Romina Santuari (ITA)

Fourth official

Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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