Junior national team of Ukraine in Kiev in the qualifying match for the European Championships won a hard-fought win over Scotland.
The most important qualifying match “blue-yellow” started with a missed ball is already at the 48th second, the hosts missed a breakthrough of Scotland on the right flank, but Lunin did not have time to react to the kick Morgan.
Ukraine came only to the middle of the first half. By the time the guests had a chance to break away, but failed to convert several good chances.On 32 minutes the blue team Golovko evened the score in the penalty Shepelev found Zubkov and forward “Mariupol” with a slight rebound shot into the near corner.
The second half, the Ukrainians began a long siege of the gates of Scotland. In the 56th minute, the hosts achieved the – Zubkov has dared at distant blow, and although the ball flew in the center, the goalkeeper Mccrory to save his team but could not.
With the score 2:1 Ukraine repeatedly had to score the third, however, Tretyakov and others in the counter regularly forgave Scotland. Only in stoppage time, Kovalenko went one on one with the goalkeeper and set the final score of the match.
The last match of the group stage Ukraine U-21 will hold the 16th of October on the road against the Netherlands. Only in case of victory of “blue-yellow” will be able to count on a place in the joints.
Ukraine – Scotland 3:1Голы: Zubkov, 32, 56, Kovalenko, 90+3 – Morgan, 1
Ukraine U-21: Lunin, Mikolenko, Kiryukhantsev, Priests, Mickle, Shepelev, Kovalenko, Pikhalyonok, Zubkov (Shaparenko, 83), Swedish (Boyarchuk, 71), Lunev (Tretyakov, 38).
Standings: England – 23, Ukraine – 17, Netherlands – 15, Scotland – 14, Latvia – 3, Andorra 2.