13 Jun 2016
Video. Euro 2016. Germany vs Ukraine. Best moments and goals. First half.
Euro 2016. Germany vs Ukraine. Best moments and goals. First half.
Video length: 5:02 Quality: 1050 x 576
Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Boateng, Mustafi, Hector, Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Draxler, Gotze.
Subs: Leno, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Can, Weigl, Tah, Sane, Kimmich, Gomez, Ter Stegen.
Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Zozulya.
Subs: Boyko, Butko, Tymoschuk, Kucher, Seleznyov, Rotan, Budkivskiy, Rybalka, Garmash, Zinchenko, Karavayev, Shevchenko.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Ukraine plays in a scheme: 4-2-3-1
At the 5th minute was great Chance for Ukraine. Oooooh, what a save from Neuer. Fedetskiy made a pass to Konoplyanka, who kicked to the top corner. And great save by Neuer!
At the 21st minute Germany scores from free kick! Kroos’s performed the kick and Mustafi scores an opener.
Ukraine is mostly playing in defense, having only 36% of possession.
At 22nd minute Ukraine forces a corner, and Khacheridi heads at goal. Neuer sticks out a hand and throws the ball over the bar.
So in spite such a great advantage of German in possession, Ukraine have had teo real chances to score. Thanks to Neuer the Germany leads in the game.
34 min, another excellent chance for Ukraine to score. Yarmolenko made great pass to the back post. Konoplyanka arrives from deep and hits across goal. Boateng clears a shot off the line just in the very last second. And the goal-line technology shows that it was very close to goal.
At 38 min Ukraine scores! But it was offside. A cross from Konoplyanka from the left and Kovalenko sends the ball around the six yard box, and Zozulya taps the ball into the net, but the linesman has put his flag up because of Kovalenko.
To summarise: it was an amazing half. Germany started well, scored a goal. But Ukraine finished very strong, having several real chances to score.
So far Germany 1-0 Ukraine.
End of first half.
Watch our video and read an article about the second half.
|Manager of Ukrainian team Mykhaylo Fomenko, a former player of Dynamo Kiev. Possessor of 1975 European Cup Winners' Cup and 1975 European Super Cup.|
|Victor Kovalenko was hit by Kroos.|
|Thomas Muller (R) in attack.|
|Mustafi (No 2) scores an opener from Kroos’s free kick.|
|22nd minute: Khacheridi heads (L)|
|34 min: Boateng clears a shot off the line just in the very last second.|
|Manager of German team Joachim Löw.|
|Mustafi heads in the opener.|
|Joachim Löw celebrates the opener.|
|34 min, another excellent chance for Ukraine to score. Konoplyanka arrives from deep and hits across goal. Boateng clears a shot off the line just in the very last second.|
|The goal-line technology shows that it was very close to goal.|
|The goal-line technology in action.|
|Not an easy game for Germany.|
|Victor Kovalenko (9) was hit by Kroos (18).|
|Mustafi heads in the opener|
|Manuel Neuer – one of the world’s best goalkeepers|
|Great save by Manuel Neuer|
|Few seconds before the goal. Kroos performed that free kick!|