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Ukraine rally to swat Luxembourg aside

Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 19.50CET
Ukraine 3-0 Luxembourg
Second-half goals from Artem Kravets, Denys Garmash and Yevhen Konoplyanka kept the home side in Group C contention.

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Match statistics

UkraineLuxembourg

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)67
 
33
Total attempts16
 
3
on target6
 
1
off target7
 
2
blocked3
 
0
against woodwork0
1
Corners10
 
1
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
17
Fouls suffered17
 
6

Standings

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Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 19.50CET

Ukraine rally to swat Luxembourg aside

Ukraine 3-0 Luxembourg
Second-half goals from Artem Kravets, Denys Garmash and Yevhen Konoplyanka kept the home side in Group C contention.

Daniel Da Mota hits post after ten minutes for Luxembourg
Nine corners, ten shots and no goals in the first half for Ukraine
Artem Kravets deflects in Ukraine's opener; substitute Denys Garmash heads in second
Yevhen Konoplyanka hits late third as Ukraine move on to 12 points
Next qualifiers: Ukraine v Belarus, Luxembourg v FYR Macedonia (5 September)

Ukraine maintained their push for a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying place as a trio of second-half goals put an end to Luxembourg's resistance in Group C.

Mykhailo Fomenko's side had pummelled their guests without reward until Artem Kravets chested in – more by luck than judgement – four minutes after the restart. Denys Garmash then nodded Vyacheslav Shevchuk's headed pass beyond Jonathan Joubert to finally put the tie beyond Luc Holtz's side, who had hit the post early in the first half, before Yevhen Konoplyanka's late strike put some gloss on the scoreline.

Taras Stepanenko set an unfortunate precedent for Ukraine with a near-post header from a corner which flashed wide after seven minutes. The home side utterly dominated, with nine corners and ten shots before the interval, but crucially no goals. It might have been worse, though; on ten minutes, Luxembourg made an unexpected burst forward, Daniel Da Mota skipping past the last defender before beating Andriy Pyatov with a low shot which thumped into the base of the post.

Fortune ultimately favoured Ukraine after the break too. Mykola Morozyuk's ball on 49 minutes cleared its intended target, but it cannoned into the net off the chest of the unsighted Kravets to give the hosts their breakthrough. Their second was not a classic either. Shevchuk's shot was deflected back at him off a Luxembourg defender, and he was able to loop the ball across for Garmash to head past Joubert.

Konoplyanka then scored a third late on, a slack ball in defence inviting the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk man to fire a low shot inside Joubert's right-hand post.

Last updated: 16/06/15 0.03CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

12
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
2
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk
2
ChanotMaxime Chanot
3
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
5
SchnellTom Schnell
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
7
GersonLars Gerson
7
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Yellow Card17
Substitution71
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Goal86
10
PayalBen Payal
Yellow Card84
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
14
MalgetKevin Malget
14
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Substitution46
17
MutschMario Mutsch (C)
Yellow Card47
16
SydorchukSerhiy Sydorchuk
18
JansLaurent Jans
20
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Substitution77
19
HolterDwayn Holter
Substitution77
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Goal49
Substitution69
20
TurpelDavid Turpel
Substitution52

Substitutes

1
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
12
FrisingJoé Frising (GK)
23
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
6
PhilippsChris Philipps
Substitution77
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
11
BensiStefano Bensi
Substitution52
Yellow Card62
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Substitution77
13
DuriattiLuca Duriatti
8
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
15
MartinoMassimo Martino
9
GusevOleh Gusev
16
BohnertFlorian Bohnert
11
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution69
21
DevilleMaurice Deville
Substitution71
15
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
22
SacrasCédric Sacras
17
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi
18
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution46
Goal57
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy

Coach

Mykhailo Fomenko (UKR) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Assistant referees

Richard Storey (NIR), Gareth Eakin (NIR)

Fourth official

Stephen Bell (NIR)

Additional assistant referees

Raymond Crangle (NIR), Mervyn Smyth (NIR)

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