Qualifying round (Group C) - 09/10/2015 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - Skopje
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Ukraine boost hopes with FYR Macedonia success

Published: Friday 9 October 2015, 22.50CET
FYR Macedonia 0-2 Ukraine
Yevhen Seleznyov and Artem Kravets got the goals as the visitors boosted their chances of qualifying automatically in Skopje.

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Match statistics

FYR MacedoniaUkraine

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)35
 
65
Total attempts5
 
16
on target2
 
8
off target1
 
8
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
13
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
12
Fouls suffered9
 
15

Standings

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Published: Friday 9 October 2015, 22.50CET

Ukraine boost hopes with FYR Macedonia success

FYR Macedonia 0-2 Ukraine
Yevhen Seleznyov and Artem Kravets got the goals as the visitors boosted their chances of qualifying automatically in Skopje.

  • Yevhen Seleznyov and Artem Kravets goals seal Ukraine win
  • Result makes it seven successive Group C losses for hosts
  • Ukraine level on points with Slovakia, who have superior head-to-head record
  • Mikhail Fomenko's men must better Slovakia's final day result to advance automatically
  • Final qualifiers: Belarus v FYR Macedonia, Ukraine v Spain (Monday)

Ukraine's hopes of qualifying automatically out of Group C were reinvigorated as Yevhen Seleznyov and Artem Kravets found the target against FYR Macedonia in Skopje.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk forward Seleznyov stroked in the opener from the penalty spot in the 59th minute before Kravets made things safe late on to move Mikhail Fomenko's men level on 19 points with second-placed Slovakia. Ukraine – who host Spain on Monday – must better Slovakia's final-day result in Luxembourg if they are to advance without the complication of the play-offs, as the Slovakians hold the better head-to-head record should the teams end level.

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Andriy Yarmolenko attempts a shot

Against a side who had lost their last six qualifiers the visitors were in charge from the start. Andriy Yarmolenko drilled just wide of the near post early on while Serhiy Sydorchuk dragged a shot across the face of goal and Ruslan Rotan missed the target from ten metres on the turn. Feran Hasani's free-kick was the closest Macedonia came before the break but his curling effort was handled with minimum fuss by Andriy Pyatov.

Ukraine's attacking momentum continued after the interval and Yaroslav Rakitskiy tried his luck from range before the breakthrough eventually arrived. Sydorchuk stood up a cross to the far post and Yarmolenko's downward header hit the arm of Leonard Zhuta. Seleznyov stepped up to take the penalty and rolled an effort straight down the middle to break the deadlock. Yarmolenko then shot wide with two drilled efforts of his own while Yevhen Konoplyanka was denied brilliantly by Pacovski, but Kravets calmed nerves when he broke clear on the left, drifted into the area and slotted between the legs of the goalkeeper.

Last updated: 12/10/15 19.33CET

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Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK) (C)
12
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
2
BrdarovskiVladica Brdarovski
Yellow Card45+1
3
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
Yellow Card9
3
L. ZhutaLeonard Zhuta
Yellow Card58
7
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Substitution86
4
PetrovikjMilovan Petrovikj
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
6
SikovVance Sikov
11
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Goal59
Substitution74
8
AlimiArmend Alimi
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
14
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Substitution90
11
HasaniFeran Hasani
Substitution22
16
SydorchukSerhiy Sydorchuk
Yellow Card37
14
RistevskiKire Ristevski
17
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
20
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
Substitution64
18
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
23
AškovskiStefan Aškovski
Substitution78
20
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy

Substitutes

22
Mitov NilsonDavid Mitov Nilson (GK)
1
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
12
DimitrievskiStole Dimitrievski (GK)
23
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
5
MojsovDaniel Mojsov
2
KamenyukaMykyta Kamenyuka
7
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
9
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
13
RistovskiStefan Ristovski
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
15
NestorovskiIlija Nestorovski
Substitution78
8
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi
17
StjepanovicOstoja Stjepanovic
9
GusevOleh Gusev
18
CikarskiMite Cikarski
15
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
Substitution90
19
AbdurahimiBesart Abdurahimi
Substitution22
19
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
21
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski
Substitution64
21
KaravaevOleksandr Karavaev
Substitution86
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution74
Goal87

Coach

Ljubinko Drulović (MKD) Mykhailo Fomenko (UKR)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Assistant referees

Octavian Șovre (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

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