Stadionul Zimbru - Chisinau 12/10/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

Moldova - Ukraine
0-0
 

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Wasteful Ukraine held in Moldova

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.10CET
Moldova 0-0 Ukraine
Andriy Yarmolenko and Taras Mikhalik squandered golden opportunities while Roman Zozulya hit the post as the visitors endured a frustrating evening.
by Evgheni Balaniuc
from Chisinau
Wasteful Ukraine held in Moldova
Alexandru Dedov of Moldova in action with Ukraine's Bohdan Butko in Chisinau ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Moldova
Ukraine

0

Goals scored

0

5

Total attempts

11

2

Attempts on target

2

2

off target

7

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

1

Corners

11

2

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

18

14

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Ukraine

Ukraine

1St. Namaşco (GK)12Pyatov (GK)
3Golovatenco2Selin
4Onica
63
3Khacheridi
70
5Racu4Tymoshchuk (C)
6Epureanu (C)6Garmash
60
7Covalciuc
61
8Zozulya
74
8Gaţcan9Gusev
79
9Picuşciac
84
11Yarmolenko
13Bulgaru14Rotan
54
16Suvorov
79
17Mikhalik
20Dedov21Butko

Substitutes

12S. Paşcenco (GK)1Koval (GK)
23Negai (GK)5Kucher
2Cebotaru13Shevchuk
10Ovseannicov
79
15Bezus
11Dadu16Seleznyov
60
14Bordian18Nazarenko
15Doroş
84
19Stepanenko
17Gheorghiev20Milevskiy
74
18Patraş22Dević
79
19A. Paşcenco
61
23Bandura (GK)
21Ivanov
22Alexeev

Coaches

Ion Caras (MDA) Andriy Bal (UKR)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.10CET

Wasteful Ukraine held in Moldova

Moldova 0-0 Ukraine
Andriy Yarmolenko and Taras Mikhalik squandered golden opportunities while Roman Zozulya hit the post as the visitors endured a frustrating evening.

Ukraine squandered a host of opportunities as they were held to a surprising goalless draw by FIFA World Cup Group H rivals Moldova.

After a cautious first half the visitors laid siege to their opponents' goal after the restart, but with no reward. Andriy Yarmolenko and Taras Mikhalik were particularly guilty of profligacy, while Roman Zozulya came closest to a winner in Chisinau with a shot that came back off the upright.

Zozulya started in attack for a side shorn of Andriy Dykan, Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Yevhen Konoplyanka, and overseen by Andriy Bal with the outgoing Oleh Blokhin unavailable due to illness. The interim coach would not have been too enthused with a flat first-half performance, but midway through the second period they sparked to life.

Zozulya fired over a warning shot and, after Yarmolenko had wasted a golden opportunity from close range, he struck the post. Oleh Gusev reached the rebound first but was denied by a defender. Next it was defender Mikhalik's turn as he somehow missed the goal from one metre following Ruslan Rotan's corner.

It could have been even worse for Ukraine, as they were almost caught by a sucker punch two minutes from time. Andriy Pyatov was equal to Alexandru Dedov's shot and Ukraine will try to make amends on Tuesday when they host Montenegro; lose and Moldova could move above them with victory in San Marino.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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