NSK Olimpiyskyi - Kyiv 15/11/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Play-off for Final Tournament, First leg

Ukraine - France
2-0
 

Ukraine - France 2-0 - 15/11/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Ukraine leave France with it all to do in play-off

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 23.00CET
Ukraine leave France with it all to do in play-off
Ukraine celebrate en route to their victory over France ©AFP/Getty Images

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.

Match statistics

Ukraine
France

2

Goals scored

0

11

Total attempts

12

4

Attempts on target

6

4

off target

2

2

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

9

2

Offsides

3

4

Yellow cards

2

1

Red Cards

1

24

Fouls committed

20

19

Fouls suffered

24

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Red Card
    90+5
    Kucher (Ukraine) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Gusev (in) - Konoplyanka (out) (Ukraine)
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Kucher (Ukraine) is booked.

See also

  • Ukraine

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 19 November 2013, 3-0
  • France

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Ukraine, 19 November 2013, 3-0
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