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Ukraine plunder parting victory

Published: Saturday 29 August 2009, 21.08CET
Finland 0-1 Ukraine
Ukraine bade farewell to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ with their first ever win in the tournament, ending the hosts' perfect run.
by Chris Burke
from Olympic Stadium
Ukraine plunder parting victory
Ukraine celebrate their winner against Finland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FinlandUkraine

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target21
 
15
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners11
 
7
Fouls committed10
 
5
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group A(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Finland Finland32013216
Netherlands Netherlands32015326
Denmark Denmark310234-13
Ukraine Ukraine310224-23
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Saturday 29 August 2009, 21.08CET

Ukraine plunder parting victory

Finland 0-1 Ukraine
Ukraine bade farewell to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ with their first ever win in the tournament, ending the hosts' perfect run.

Ukraine bade farewell to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ with their first ever win in the final tournament, the competition newcomers delivering Group A winners Finland a 1-0 defeat that ended their perfect record in the group stage.

Fates decided
Both teams knew their fates before kick-off, with the hosts heading to the quarter-finals in Turku next week and Ukraine destined to finish bottom in the section, but there was plenty of hunger on show in both camps. And while Michael Käld's team looked a notch above in most departments, they were guilty of falling asleep for Ukraine's winner, Tuija Hyyrynen's under-hit back-pass allowing Lyudmyla Pekur to steal in on goal and finish with 69 minutes gone.

Finland changes
Ukraine coach Anatoliy Kutsev kept his promise to field a strong lineup, whereas Käld made four changes to the team that defeated the Netherlands, protecting Sanna Valkonen from aggravating a knock and Anna Westerlund from picking up a yellow card that would rule her out of the quarter-finals. However, it was the hosts who sparked the first threat, with captain Anne Mäkinen stinging Iryna Zvarych's hands after being played in by Laura Österberg Kalmari. Annica Sjölund then scooped a shot over as she raced in behind the Ukraine defence.

Zvarych injury
The hosts were continually exposing their opponents' rigid rearguard with through balls, and though Pekur's cross-shot against the crossbar and a Nataliya Zinchenko long-range effort briefly interrupted the one-way traffic, Finland's crossing was proving dangerous too. That was especially true for Zvarych, the Ukrainian No1 forced to make way for Nadiya Baranova on 39 minutes following a clash of heads with Österberg Kalmari. Soon after, Finland winger Katri Nokso-Koivisto drilled wide from another centre.

Salmén effort
Mäkinen was replaced by Linda Sällström after the restart as the home side continued their domination, and they would have had the lead on 50 minutes if Österberg Kalmari had not blocked a goalbound Tiina Salmén header. That chance came from a corner and from a corner at the other end Zinchenko poked the ball just wide. In the end, it took a defensive error to bring about the only goal of the game and, try as they might, Finland were unable to bring themselves back on level terms.

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Last updated: 27/03/13 5.32CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
MeriluotoMinna Meriluoto (GK)
1
ZvarychIryna Zvarych (GK)
Substitution39
2
VaelmaPetra Vaelma
Yellow Card76
2
MazurenkoOlena Mazurenko (C)
3
JulinJessica Julin
3
ChornaTetyana Chorna
6
SalménTiina Salmén
Substitution58
5
YakovishynOksana Yakovishyn
Substitution77
7
MäkinenAnne Mäkinen (C)
Substitution46
6
PekurLyudmyla Pekur
Goal69
8
Nokso-KoivistoKatri Nokso-Koivisto
Substitution54
7
KhodyrevaOlena Khodyreva
9
Österberg Kalmari Laura Österberg Kalmari
9
DyatelVira Dyatel
10
RantanenAnna-Kaisa Rantanen
11
ZinchenkoNatalia Zinchenko
13
HyyrynenTuija Hyyrynen
14
VaschenkoYulia Vaschenko
Substitution85
20
SjölundAnnica Sjölund
16
LyshafayAlla Lyshafay
22
SaariMaija Saari
17
ApanaschenkoDaryna Apanaschenko

Substitutes

12
HäkkinenPetra Häkkinen (GK)
12
BaranovaNadiya Baranova (GK)
Substitution39
14
KorpelaTinja-Riikka Korpela (GK)
22
SamsonKateryna Samson (GK)
4
ValkonenSanna Valkonen
4
KotykValentyna Kotyk
5
NiemiMiia Niemi
Substitution58
8
BoychenkoOlha Boychenko
Substitution77
11
LehtinenSusanna Lehtinen
10
FrishkoSvitlana Frishko
15
MalaskaSanna Malaska
13
TytovaInessa Tytova
16
WesterlundAnna Westerlund
15
LemeshkoLyudmyla Lemeshko
17
HirvonenMaiju Hirvonen
18
SukhorukovaNataliya Sukhorukova
18
SällströmLinda Sällström
Substitution46
19
MasalskaMaryna Masalska
19
SainioEssi Sainio
20
VasylyukIryna Vasylyuk
Substitution85
21
TalonenSanna Talonen
Substitution54
21
RomanenkoTetyana Romanenko

Coach

Michael KäldAnatoliy Kutsev (UKR)

Referee

Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS)

Assistant referees

Hege Steinlund (NOR), Maria Lisická (SVK)

Fourth official

Christina Westrum Pedersen (NOR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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