Stadion Narodowy - Warsaw 22/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

Poland - Ukraine
1-3
 

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Ukraine steal a march on Poland

Published: Saturday 23 March 2013, 0.20CET
Poland 1-3 Ukraine 
Two goals in the opening seven minutes set Mykhaylo Fomenko's men on their way to a vital victory in this FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H encounter.
by Piotr Koźmiński
from National Stadium Warsaw
Ukraine steal a march on Poland
Oleh Gusev wheels away after scoring Ukraine's second ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Poland
Ukraine

1

Goals scored

3

14

Total attempts

13

7

Attempts on target

8

4

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

2

0

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

26

25

Fouls suffered

7

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

  
Published: Saturday 23 March 2013, 0.20CET

Ukraine steal a march on Poland

Poland 1-3 Ukraine 
Two goals in the opening seven minutes set Mykhaylo Fomenko's men on their way to a vital victory in this FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H encounter.

Mykhaylo Fomenko marked his first competitive game in charge of Ukraine with an impressive 3-1 victory against Poland in Warsaw. 

Two goals inside the opening seven minutes from Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleh Gusev put the visitors in control before Borussia Dortmund full-back Łukasz Piszczek trimmed the deficit. Roman Zozulya scored the game's fourth and final goal on the stroke of half-time to enable Ukraine to leapfrog their UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts into third in Group H.

The contest was just two minutes old when Yarmolenko displayed nimble footwork before powering a shot beyond the reach of Artur Boruc. The Southampton FC goalkeeper barely had time to catch his breath before being beaten again, this time by Gusev from long range. 

Captain Jakub Błaszczykowski, winning his 60th Poland cap, spearheaded the home response, caressing the ball into the path of Piszczek, who slotted in. Optimism turned to disappointment, however, when Ukraine midfielder Zozulya finished off a sweeping team move. 

There was no back for Poland after the break, leaving coach Waldemar Fornalik to bemoan his side's inability to stifle Yarmoleno. "We knew how dangerous Yarmolenko would be, but our defenders were too slow to close him down," said the 49-year-old. "We played OK but the fourth goal was the final blow."

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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