Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.30CET
Belgium 0-2 Ukraine
Oleg Golodiuk plundered a pair of goals against the run of play as the visitors moved three points clear at the top of Group 8.
by Tim Vollmer
from Staaien Stadium
Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead
Oleg Golodiuk struck twice against Belgium ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BelgiumUkraine

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts12
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
19

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Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.30CET

Opportunistic Ukraine surge ahead

Belgium 0-2 Ukraine
Oleg Golodiuk plundered a pair of goals against the run of play as the visitors moved three points clear at the top of Group 8.

Oleg Golodiuk helped himself to a pair of goals as Ukraine secured an important triumph in Belgium that lifted them clear of their rivals at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 summit.

Surprise breakthrough
Ukraine emerged with the points, but it was the home side who looked more likely to score in the early stages, with Jaochim Mununga flashing a volley just wide from Mehdi Carcela-González's free-kick after just nine minutes. A few moments later, Naim Aarabco connected with the bar from the edge of the area after visiting goalkeeper Anton Kanibolotskiy had punched clear a cross. The breakthrough was made against the run of play, however, as a corner from Mykola Morozyuk struck the leg of Golodiuk and nestled in the back of the net.

Diving header
Belgium came close to levelling through Bia Mujangi three minutes before the break, only for the midfielder to miss from close range. Romelu Lukaku was next to try his luck for the hosts, with Anton Kanibolotskiy saving excellently with his foot, and Toby Alderweireld sent a free-kick the wrong side of the post. Those wasted chances proved even more costly when Golodiuk grabbed his second goal of the night with 16 minutes to go, and this time there was no luck involved as he dived superbly to head in a fine cross from Maxym Bilyy. The result lifted Ukraine three points above both France and Belgium, though Les Bleuets in second boast a game in hand.

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Last updated: 14/11/09 1.05CET

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Belgium

Belgium

Ukraine

Ukraine

1Simon Mignolet (GK)1Anton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
2Naim Aarab
Yellow Card3'
Substitution81'
2Oleksandr Matveyev
3Toby Alderweireld3Andriy Sakhnevych
4Daan Van Gijseghem (C)7Artem Kravets
Substitution67'
5Jeremy Huyghebaert8Serhiy Kryvtsov
6Yoni Buyens9Mykola Morozyuk (C)
Yellow Card19'
Substitution90+1'
7Joachim Mununga11Maxym Biliy
Substitution74'
8Axel Witsel
Substitution67'
14Oleg Golodyuk
Goal36'
Goal73'
9Romelu Lukaku17Volodymyr Chesnakov
10Mehdi Carcela-González
Yellow Card4'
20Yevhen Konoplyanka
Yellow Card66'
11Bia Mujangi
Substitution46'
21Pavlo Pashayev
Yellow Card51'

Substitutes

12Jo Coppens (GK)12Denys Boyko (GK)
13Denis Odoi4Vadym Rodina
14Brecht Capon
Substitution67'
6Vitaliy Vitsenets
Substitution74'
15Hervé Kage10Denys Garmash
Substitution90+1'
16Ritchie Kitoko13Temur Partsvaniya
17Sven Kums
Substitution46'
15Denys Vasin
18Christian Benteke
Substitution81'
18Valeriy Fedorchuk
Substitution67'

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Jeremy Simpson (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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