Qualifying round (Group 5 : DEN / UKR / SCO / POR / SVK) - 01/10/2008 - 18:15CET (18:15 local time) - Viborg Stadion - Viborg
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Pedersen goal takes Denmark to finals

Published: Wednesday 1 October 2008, 12.45CET
Denmark 1-0 Ukraine
Merete Pedersen's tenth goal in qualifying proved enough for Denmark to win the Group 5 decider, leaving Ukraine in next month's play-offs.
by Peter Bruun
from Copenhagen
Pedersen goal takes Denmark to finals
Merete Pedersen's goal secured Denmark's place in Finland next summer ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 1 October 2008, 12.45CET

Pedersen goal takes Denmark to finals

Denmark 1-0 Ukraine
Merete Pedersen's tenth goal in qualifying proved enough for Denmark to win the Group 5 decider, leaving Ukraine in next month's play-offs.

Merete Pedersen's tenth goal in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying proved enough to give Denmark victory against Ukraine and a place in next year's finals.

Victory sealed
Having lost 1-0 in Ukraine back in June, Denmark had to win in Viborg to pip their rivals to first place in Group 5 and avoid next month's play-offs. And Pedersen's 63rd-minute header decided the game to the delight of the 9,155 crowd, meaning Denmark enter the draw for the tournament proper on 18 November in Helsinki while Ukraine will have to prevail on aggregate in their two-legged play-off – to be played on 25/26 and 29/30 October – against opponents to be discovered on Monday.

Baranova saves
Denmark, who have reached the last eight of this competition in every edition other than 1987, started brightly but without creating clear-cut chances. Ukraine, aiming for their first major women's finals, were making the most of what possession they had, creating danger through Darina Apanaschenko, the scorer of the winner in that June encounter. Cathrine Paaske Sørensen and Camilla Sand went close for Denmark but Ukraine goalkeeper Nadezhda Baranova was on superb form.

Decisive goal
After the break, Denmark were reliant on their own keeper Heidi Johansen to deny Apanaschenko with an excellent save but gradually the home side began to take control. And in a period of intense pressure in which Pedersen and Olsen both hit the crossbar, Denmark edged in front. Johanna Rasmussen crossed from the left and Pedersen got her head to the ball to score. "This is what I have been dreaming of ever since playing the away match against Ukraine, and it was just awesome to be able to decide this match with this fantastic support from the crowd," said the matchwinner. WOMEN'S EURO gets under way on 23 August and concludes on 10 September 2009.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.25CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Ukraine

Ukraine

3
Søndergaard PedersenKatrine Søndergaard Pedersen (C)
17
ApanaschenkoDaryna Apanaschenko
11
Merete PedersenMerete Pedersen
Goal63
3
ChornaTetyana Chorna
7
Paaske-SørensenCathrine Paaske-Sørensen
9
DiatelVira Diatel
6
KnudsenMariann Knudsen
10
FrishkoSvitlana Frishko
Substitution71
2
BrogaardMia Brogaard
7
KhodyrevaOlena Khodyreva
Yellow Card39
10
Sand AndersenCamilla Sand Andersen
4
KotykValentyna Kotyk
4
ØrntoftChristina Ørntoft
16
LyshafayAlla Lyshafay
5
RøddikLine Røddik
2
MazurenkoOlena Mazurenko (C)
1
JohansenHeidi Johansen (GK)
6
PekurLyudmyla Pekur
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution82
9
PapeMaiken Pape
12
BaranovaNadiya Baranova (GK)
13
RasmussenJohanna Rasmussen
14
VaschenkoYulia Vaschenko
Yellow Card77
Substitution77

Substitutes

16
CederkvistTine Cederkvist (GK)
15
LemeshkoLyudmyla Lemeshko
12
BjergMarie Bjerg
19
MasalskaMaryna Masalska
15
L. JensenLene Jensen
18
SukhorukovaNataliya Sukhorukova
14
M. PedersenMarianne Pedersen
11
ZinchenkoNatalia Zinchenko
Substitution77
8
PedersenMia Bak Pedersen
1
ZvarichIryna Zvarich (GK)
17
T. RasmussenTina Rasmussen
22
VasylyukIryna Vasylyuk
Substitution82
18
N. ChristiansenNanna Christiansen
8
BoychenkoOlha Boychenko
Substitution71

Coach

Kenneth Heiner-Møller (DEN) Anatoliy Kutsev (UKR)

Referee

Nicole Petignat (SUI)

Assistant referees

Eveline Bolli (SUI), Elke Lüthi (SUI)

Fourth official

Michael Svendsen (DEN)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution