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Ukraine v France - as it happened

José Manuel Moya 16 days ago 4.2k
Ukraine v France, WC qual. Europe, group D, matchday 5, 04/09/2021, line-ups. EFE
Ukraine v France, WC qual. Europe, group D, matchday 5, 04/09/2021, line-ups. EFE
Join us for live coverage of the Europe world cup qualifiers 2022 Group D clash between Ukraine and France from NSK Olimpiyskyi in Kyiv. France leads the table with 8 points and Ukraine is third with 4 draws. In Group D, Finland have already played against Kazakhstan and the Finns won 1-0 to take second place.
Goal

List of goalscorers

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End of match

End of match

  • 96'
    FT: Ukraine 1-1 France! The game ended in Kyiv, all very quiet until Shaparenko smashed the ball into the top far corner just before half-time. Just after the break, it was Martial who took advantage of Rabiot's great headed pass to level the game. Both teams tried to score to win the game but the score remained the same. Diaby even hit the post. Thank you very much and see you next time!
  • 94'
    Foul by Kimpembe on Sikan.
  • 92'
    Ukraine sub: Zubkov on for Yarmolenko.
  • 91'
    Karim Benzema is flagged offside.
  • 90'
    6 minutes added on!
  • 89'
    Ukraine sub: Sydorchuk on for Shaparenko.
Card

Yellow card

a Ucrania
  • 88'
    Malinovskyi is shown the yellow card for fouling Griezmann.
  • 87'
    Kimpembe and Yarmolenko are now cautioned.
  • 82'
    France sub: Tchouameni is replaced by Veretout.
  • 80'
    Ukraine double sub: Malinovskyi on for Tsygankov and Sikan on for Yaremchuk.
  • 77'
    Another good chance for France. Great play by Benzema and Diaby hits the post.
  • 65'
    Corner for France conceded by Matviyenko.
  • 65'
    Foul by Digne on Tymchyk.
  • 63'
    France double sub: Benzema on for Martial and Coman is replaced by Diaby.
  • 59'
    Foul by Yarmolenko on Tchouameni.
  • 58'
    Corner for Ukraine conceded by Kurt Zouma.
  • 55'
    Shaparenko wins a free-kickk on defensive half.
  • 48'
    GOAL for France! Anthony Martial takes advantage of a good ball headed into the box by Adrien Rabiot and scores the equaliser right at the start of the second half. Great cross from Kingsley Coman.
  • 46'
    We're back underway! France get us going again!
  • 45'
    HT: Ukraine 1-0 France! The home side went into the changing rooms leading thanks to a great goal from Shaparenko just before the Slovenian referee brings the first period to an end. France are a little lost in the match and have only had one dangerous chance. See you in 15 minutes!
  • 45'
    2 minutes added on!
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
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  • 44'
    GOAL for Ukraine! What a superb goal by Shaparenko!!! Yaremchuk crosses from the right flank, Zouma clears it and from the edge of the box Shaparenko scores a wonder goal into the top far corner....
  • 37'
    Another chance again for Ukraine, France's defensive line is a bit out of concentration. Yarmolenko's weak header is well saved by Hugo Lloris.
  • 36'
    Foul by Pogba on Shaparenko.
  • 34'
    Great chance for Ukraine to go 1-0 up, good strategic play that ends with Zabarnyi making a huge mistake in front of goal.
  • 34'
    Corner for Ukraine conceded by Dubois.
  • 26'
    Griezmann has a good chance from the edge of the area but it goes wide...
  • 20'
    Pogba shoots from 30 yards or so but it goes too far over.
  • 18'
    Good chance for Ukraine, but Yaremchuk sends it over the bar. Mykolenko got in the way and was told off by his team-mate.
  • 15'
    Almost 45,000 fans are enjoying the match!
  • 11'
    Foul by Yarmolenko on Rabiot.
  • 10'
    Corner for France conceded by Matviyenko.
  • 5'
    A quiet start to the game, they are trying to keep the ball and Ukraine have already reached Lloris' box.
  • 1'
    Ukraine get us going from right to left in blue!! France are in white!
Start of match

Start of match

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    Pyatov and Lloris, the two captains, come together for the coin toss and we're about to start!
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    The anthems have been played! The match is about to start...
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    What an incredible atmosphere here in Kyiv with the anthem sung a cappella throughout the stadium!
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    "La Marseillaise" has already been played in Kyiv...
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    The players are out here and we are ready for the anthems!
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    It is clear with periodic clouds in Kiev, the temperature is about 9º at 19.15 hrs BST.
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    Looking ahead to today's match officials, Slovenian Slavko Vincic will be in charge.
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    France have 8 points and lead Group D, while Ukraine have drawn all their matches and are third with 4 points. Finland are momentarily second after beating Kazakhstan today.
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    The last meeting between the two sides was in the first matchday of World Cup qualifiers and they played out a 1-1 draw at the Stade de France. However, last year France won 7-1 in a friendly.
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    France bench: Maignan (GK), Mandanda (GK); Lenglet, Varane, Mukiele, Theo Hernandez; Veretout, Guendouzi; Benzema, Diaby.
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    Ukraine bench: Riznyk (GK), Boyko (GK); Kacharaba, Syrota, Sobol, Karavaev; Makarenko, Malinovskyi, Sydorchuk; Sikan, Zubkov.
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    France XI: Lloris (GK); Digne, Kimpembe, Zouma, Dubois; Rabiot, Tchouameni, Pogba; Coman, Martial, Griezmann.
  • PRVW
    Ukraine XI: Pyatov (GK); Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko; Mykolenko, Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Tymchyk; Tsygankov, Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko.
Info

Pre-match

04 September 2021, 20:45

Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier as Ukraine host France from NSK Olimpiyskyi! Any predictions?