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UEFA EURO: Luxembourg - Ukraine Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

LuxembourgStade Josy Barthel - LuxembourgMonday 25 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup B - Matchday 2Ukraine
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/2015QR (GS)Ukraine - Luxembourg3-0
LvivKravets 49, Garmash 57, Konoplyanka 86
15/11/2014QR (GS)Luxembourg - Ukraine0-3
LuxembourgYarmolenko 33, 53, 56
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:37CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Luxembourg - Squad list
Current season
-Anthony Moris29/04/199028Virton - 1000
-Tim Kips01/11/200018Magdeburg - 0000
-Ralph Schon20/01/199029UNA Strassen - 0000
-Kevin Malget15/01/199128Dudelange - 0000
-Laurent Jans05/08/199226Metz - 1000
-Maxime Chanot21/11/198929New York City - 1000
-Aldin Skenderovic28/06/199721Elversberg - 0000
-Enes Mahmutović22/05/199721Yeovil - 0000
-Dirk Carlson01/04/199820Grasshoppers - 1000
-Mario Mutsch03/09/198434Progrès - 0000
-Mathias Jänisch27/08/199028Differdange - 0000
-Lars Gerson05/02/199029Norrköping - 1000
-Christopher Martins19/02/199722Troyes - 1000
-Florian Bohnert09/11/199721Schalke - 0000
-Olivier Thill17/12/199622Ufa - 1000
-Danel Sinani05/04/199721Dudelange - 1000
-Leandro Barreiro Martins 03/01/200019Mainz - 1100
-Vincent Thill04/02/200019Pau - 1000
-Gerson Rodrigues20/06/199523Júbilo Iwata - 1100
-Daniel Da Mota11/09/198533Racing Union - 1000
-Stefano Bensi11/08/198830Fola - 1000
-Aurélien Joachim10/08/198632Virton - 0000
-Dave Turpel19/10/199226Dudelange - 1000
-Luc Holtz14/06/196949 - 1000
Ukraine - Squad list
Current season
-Andriy Pyatov28/06/198434Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Denys Boyko29/01/198831Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Andriy Lunin11/02/199920Leganés - 0000
-Sergii Kryvtsov15/03/199128Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Bogdan Butko13/01/199128Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Artem Shabanov 07/03/199227Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Mykyta Burda24/03/199524Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Eduard Sobol20/04/199523Jablonec - 0000
-Mykola Matviyenko02/05/199622Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Vitaliy Mykolenko29/05/199919Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Taras Stepanenko08/08/198929Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Oleksandr Karavaev02/06/199226Zorya - 1000
-Roman Bezus26/09/199028Gent - 0000
-Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199127Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Vitaliy Buyalskiy 06/01/199326Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Ruslan Malinovskyi04/05/199325Genk - 1000
-Oleksandr Zinchenko15/12/199622Man. City - 1000
-Viktor Tsygankov15/11/199721Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Serhiy Bolbat13/06/199325Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Mykola Shaparenko04/10/199820Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Yevhen Konoplyanka29/09/198929Schalke - 1000
-Júnior Moraes04/04/198731Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Roman Yaremchuk27/11/199523Gent - 1000
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197642 - 1000

Last updated 25/03/2019 10:23CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Luc Holtz

Date of birth: 14 June 1969
Nationality: Luxembourger
Playing career: Red Boys Differdange, Avenir Beggen, Etzella Ettelbruck
Coaching career: Etzella Ettelbruck, Luxembourg Under-21s, Luxembourg

• Holtz started his career with Red Boys Differdange, a club which today is part of leading top-flight outfit Differdange 03.

• A creative playmaker with a keen eye for goal, Holtz moved to Avenir Beggen in 1992 where he went on to win the domestic double in 1993 and 1994. He was chosen as Luxembourg's footballer of the year in 1993.

• Played until 2008 when, aged 38, he finished his career at Etzella having gone there from Beggen in 1999 to take over as player-coach.

• Led Etzella to promotion to the top flight in 1999, his first season in charge. Lifted the cup two years later but was relegated in 2002, only to bounce back immediately. Proceeded to reach the cup final in 2003 and 2004, although both ended in defeat.

• Having earned 55 caps for Luxembourg, he accepted an offer to coach the national U21 side in 2008. He was then handed the reins of the senior team following the resignation of Guy Hellers in August 2010; has achieved some notable results, most recently a goalless draw away to eventual winners France in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also jointly topped the UEFA Champions League charts with eight goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 37 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance with 48 goals in 111 appearances, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong.

• After a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016 but losing out to Iceland and eventual runners-up Croatia in their qualifying section for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Better followed in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Ukraine winning promotion into League A.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMattias Gestranius (FIN)
  • Assistant refereesJan-Peter Aravirta (FIN) , Mikko Alakare (FIN)
  • Fourth officialPetri Viljanen (FIN)
  • UEFA DelegateMichel Schafroth (SUI)
  • UEFA Referee observerFerenc Székely (HUN)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Mattias Gestranius07/06/1978449

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/11/2014UELGSTrabzonspor AŞFC Metalist Kharkiv3-1Trabzon
05/11/2015UELGSAS Saint-ÉtienneFC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3-0Saint-Etienne
19/10/2017UELGSFC Dynamo KyivBSC Young Boys2-2Kyiv

Last updated 24/03/2019 03:25CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    Luxembourg 2-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 14, 1-1 Barreiro Martins 45, 2-1 Rodrigues 55
    Moris, Chanot, Rodrigues, Gerson, C. Martins, Da Mota (58 Bensi), V. Thill (78 Turpel), Carlson, O. Thill, Barreiro Martins (67 Sinani), Jans
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  • (11/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)
  • (17/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (87 Buyalskiy ), Marlos (66 Tsygankov), Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (76 Júnior Moraes), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (25/03/2019)
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
  • (11/10/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (17/11/2019)

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:59CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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