Cardinal, who came into UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 having not played a competitive game since June and without a club, struck early in each half to take Portugal into Thursday's semi-finals.
His first goal was cancelled out by Yevgen Valenko but Ukraine had no answer to Cardinal's second, made by Ricardinho, who put on yet another superb display. Portugal face Italy or Croatia on Thursday as they aim to reach their second final after 2010.
|16||Lytvynenko (GK)||1||João Benedito (GK)|
|4||D. Bondar||6||Arnaldo Pereira (C)|
|1||Ivanyak (GK)||14||Cristiano (GK)|
|12||Tsypun (GK)||12||André Sousa (GK)|
|Yevhen Ryvkin (UKR) ||Jorge Braz (POR) |
|Balázs Farkas (HUN)|