Chesnakov pegs back France

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.45CET
France 2-2 Ukraine
Les Bleuets threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils.
by Christian Châtelet
Chesnakov pegs back France
Ukraine recovered from going two goals down ©sportsfile

Match statistics

FranceUkraine

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts11
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Fouls committed12
 
15

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Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.45CET

Chesnakov pegs back France

France 2-2 Ukraine
Les Bleuets threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils.

France threw away a two-goal lead in Gueugnon as Volodymyr Chesnakov struck twice to earn Ukraine a share of the spoils in Group 8 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Modeste opener
The home side took the lead after only three minutes when Anthony Modeste latched on to Paul Baysse's long ball and, after Yaroslav Rakitskiy had missed a chance to clear, coolly slotted the ball to the left of Ukraine goalkeeper Anton Kanibolotskiy. Les Bleuets were dominating proceedings, but Ukraine suddenly came to life and goalkeeper Johnny Placide was forced to make a splendid save off a long-range shot from Yevgen Konoplyanka.

Ukraine recovery
The 2006 runners-up, however, conceded again soon after when Mamadou Sakho leapt high to head in Bakary Sako's 26th-minute corner. Ukraine were down but not out and they were given fresh hope a minute before the break when Placide failed to hold Rakitskiy's 35-metre free-kick, allowing Chesnakov to tuck in the rebound. Eighteen minutes into the second half Chesnakov struck again in similar fashion to pull Ukraine back on to level terms. France pushed for a winner but were unable to find a way through, to leave them level on four points with Ukraine after two matches, two behind early pacesetters Belgium, who both sides meet early next month.

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Last updated: 09/09/09 0.03CET

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Lineup

France

France

Ukraine

Ukraine

1Johnny Placide (GK)1Anton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
2Sébastien Corchia2Oleksandr Matveyev
Yellow Card90'
3Cheikh Mbengué3Yevhen Selin
Substitution79'
4Paul Baysse4Yaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card71'
5Mamadou Sakho
Goal26'
Substitution83'
7Yevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution88'
6Yann M'Vila8Oleksiy Kurilov
7Djamel Bakar
Substitution63'
9Mykola Morozyuk (C)
8Moussa Sissoko (C)10Roman Zozulya
9Anthony Modeste
Goal3'
13Andriy Fartushniak
10Magaye Gueye
Substitution73'
17Volodymyr Chesnakov
Goal44'
Goal63'
11Bakary Sako21Pavlo Pashayev
Yellow Card60'

Substitutes

16Yohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)12Denys Boyko (GK)
12Garry Bocaly
Substitution83'
11Maxym Biliy
13Gaëtan Bong14Oleg Golodyuk
14Granddi N'Goyi
Substitution63'
15Denys Vasin
15Vincent Nogueira16Valeriy Fedorchuk
Substitution79'
17Jires Ekoko
Substitution73'
18Denys Garmash
18Frédéric Nimani20Vadym Rodina
Substitution88'

Coach

Eric Mombaerts (FRA) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Pavel Olsiak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK), Rastislav Kubica (SVK)

Fourth official

Miroslav Fajcik (SVK)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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