“Double” goal and Alexander Zubkov Viktor Kovalenko provided the youth national team of Ukraine win over Scotland in the game of the ninth round of the qualifying tournament of the championship of Europe-2019.
Football. Men. The selection for the UEFA European under-2019 (U-21). Group 4
The match of the ninth round
Ukraine (U-21) – Scotland (U-21) – 3:1 (1:1)
12 Oct. Beginning at 19:00. Kiev. The Stadium “Obolon Arena”.
Referee: Bojan Pandzic (Sweden).
Ukraine U-21: Lunin, Mikolenko, Shepelev, Kiryukhantsev, Kovalenko, Zubkov (Shaparenko, 83), Lunev (Tretyakov, 38), Mickle, Swedish (Boyarchuk, 71), Popov, Palonek.
Spare: Kanevcev, Lukyanchuk, Ldnw, Nazarene.
Coach: Alexander Golovko.
Scotland U-21: Robbie Mccrory, Smith, Taylor, Bates, Porteus, Cadden, Campbell (Gilmore 90), BRAF (Middleton, 69), Morgan, Mollans, Ross Mccrory.
Subs Not Used: Duggan, McIntyre, Shaw, Watt, Williamson.
Coach: Scott Gemmill.
Goals: Zubkov (32, 56), Kovalenko (90+4) – Morgan (1).
Warned: Lunev (30), Lunin (90+3).
In its penultimate match of the group round of the UEFA Euro 2019 Ukrainian “youth team” met with the Scots – direct competitors in the fight for the second row of the table, which gives a chance to participate in the playoffs, writes ffu.ua.
Before the game the team of Alexander Golovko received reinforcement in the person of Andrey Lunin, who arrived from the national team. The goalkeeper of “Leganes” took place at the gate of blue-yellow, and in the first minute he had to get the ball from the net. Failed left flank of the owners, Brophy received a pass on the course, gave in the centre under blow to Morgan, who was in the near corner. 0:1.
Having a psychological advantage, the Scots looked more confident and had a chance to develop success. Lunin had to neutralize the shot of Mollans from a free kick and even more dangerous to head the ball in after a corner Porteus. In another episode, our goalkeeper insure Mickle, knocking the head ball to the goal line.
But the Ukrainians managed to win, having created one of the few possibilities. Mickle has filed with the left flank, Shepelev cool dropped under the blow Zubkov, and the forward blue and yellow with the help of a slight deflection off a defender equalized.
In the second half of the active actions of the Ukrainians forced the British to sit deeper and focus primarily on protecting. A logical embodiment of a competitive advantage was the second goal Zubkov. And though Alexander has a shot from outside the penalty area in the center, directly in the goalkeeper, Robbie Mccrory played so poorly from his hands and the ball flew over the goal line.
Didn’t use several chances (in particular, Tretyakov twice is not the best way to dispose of the ball near the opponents ‘ goal), the blue and yellow finally decided the fate of the match in injury time. Kovalenko punished the Scots, who went forward a large force.