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

Qualifying round - Group H

Moldova - Ukraine
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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

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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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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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Ukraine

Ukraine

1Stanislav Namaşco (GK)12Andriy Pyatov (GK)
3Victor Golovatenco2Yevhen Selin
4Alexandru Onica
Yellow Card63
3Yevhen Khacheridi
Yellow Card70
5Petru Racu4Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
6Alexandru Epureanu (C)6Denys Garmash
Substitution60
7Serghei Covalciuc
Substitution61
8Roman Zozulya
Substitution74
8Alexandru Gaţcan9Oleh Gusev
Substitution79
9Igor Picuşciac
Substitution84
11Andriy Yarmolenko
13Semion Bulgaru14Ruslan Rotan
Yellow Card54
16Alexandru Suvorov
Substitution79
17Taras Mikhalik
20Alexandru Dedov21Bohdan Butko

Substitutes

12Serghei Paşcenco (GK)1Maxym Koval (GK)
23Andrian Negai (GK)5Olexandr Kucher
2Eugeniu Cebotaru13Vyacheslav Shevchuk
10Gheorghe Ovseannicov
Substitution79
15Roman Bezus
11Serghei Dadu16Yevhen Seleznyov
Substitution60
14Vitalie Bordian18Serhiy Nazarenko
15Anatolie Doroş
Substitution84
19Taras Stepanenko
17Serghei Gheorghiev20Artem Milevskiy
Substitution74
18Artur Patraş22Marko Dević
Substitution79
19Alexandru Paşcenco
Substitution61
23Oleksandr Bandura (GK)
21Stanislav Ivanov
22Serghei Alexeev

Coach

Ion Caras (MDA) Andriy Bal (UKR)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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