Ukraine will take a 2-0 lead to France on Tuesday after Roman Zozulya scored and then earned a penalty converted by Andriy Yarmolenko in the first leg of their FIFA World Cup play-off.
Ukraine coach Mikhail Fomenko has a knack of springing surprises on opponents and did so again as the hosts refused to sit back in Kyiv, instead playing a pressing game. His positive approach was rewarded with Zozulya breaking the deadlock on 61 minutes after a fine team move, before drawing a foul that allowed Yarmolenko to make it 2-0. France's misery was compounded when Laurent Koscielny was sent off although Olexandr Kucher also saw red late on.
|12||Pyatov (GK)||1||Lloris (GK) (C)|
|1||Koval (GK)||16||Mandanda (GK)|
|23||Khudzhamov (GK)||23||Landreau (GK)|
|Mikhail Fomenko (UKR)||Didier Deschamps (FRA)|
|Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)|