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Germany complete comfortable Ukraine triumph

Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 20.18CET
Germany 2-0 Ukraine (agg 5-0)
Captain Kevin Volland and Leonardo Bittencourt scored late on for Horst Hrubesch's side, easing Germany into the June 2015 finals.
Germany complete comfortable Ukraine triumph
Kevin Volland is congratulated after scoring the opening goal ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 20.18CET

Germany complete comfortable Ukraine triumph

Germany 2-0 Ukraine (agg 5-0)
Captain Kevin Volland and Leonardo Bittencourt scored late on for Horst Hrubesch's side, easing Germany into the June 2015 finals.

Germany completed a resounding UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off victory over Ukraine with the aid of two late second-leg goals.

Heavy favourites to book a place at next summer's finals in the Czech Republic following their 3-0 away win on Friday, Germany were heading for a goalless draw in the return encounter until captain Kevin Volland, unmarked, broke the deadlock in the 89th minute from Leonardo Bittencourt's left-wing cross.

Bittencourt, a substitute at the beginning of the second period, doubled Horst Hrubesch's side's lead in stoppage time, following up to score after Nikita Shevchenko had kept out a shot from Volland with his legs.

A disappointing night for Ukraine, who seldom threatened, was compounded by the dismissal of Oleksandr Karavayev in the dying seconds for a challenge on Max Meyer.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000413/match=2015240/postmatch/report/index.html#germany+progress+with+ease

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Ukraine

Ukraine

12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
12
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
2
HeintzDominique Heintz
2
KostevychVladimir Kostevych
Substitution71
5
Da CostaDanny da Costa
3
OrdetsIvan Ordets (C)
Yellow Card90+1
6
GeisJohannes Geis
4
KaravaevOleksandr Karavaev
Red Card90+3
9
VollandKevin Volland (C)
Goal89
5
RyzhukDmytro Ryzhuk
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
Yellow Card3
Substitution58
6
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
Substitution53
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
8
YurchenkoVladlen Yurchenko
Yellow Card61
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Substitution77
11
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
18
N. SchulzNico Schulz
13
NasonovOleksandr Nasonov
20
MeyerMax Meyer
16
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
Yellow Card18
Substitution58
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution46
19
MalyshevMaksym Malyshev
Yellow Card7

Substitutes

1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
23
DenchukArtur Denchuk (GK)
4
StarkNiklas Stark
Substitution77
Yellow Card79
7
TotovytskiyAndriy Totovytskiy
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution46
Goal90+1
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Substitution53
11
KimmichJoshua Kimmich
Substitution58
10
BabenkoRuslan Babenko
13
KlausFelix Klaus
14
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
Substitution58
15
ArnoldMaximilian Arnold
20
NepliakhYevhen Nepliakh
Substitution71
Yellow Card80
22
KachungaElias Kachunga
21
MyakushkoSerhiy Myakushko

Coach

Horst Hrubesch (GER) Serhiy Kovalets (UKR)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Joost van Zuilen (NED)

Fourth official

Kamphuis Jochem (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution