European Championship

  • 49’ G. McAuley
  • 90’ N. McGinn
0 Extra Time 0
0 Full Time 2
0 Half Time 0
Group C | Round 2
Parc OL
Attendance 51,043


    • KICK OFF
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      That's it. Ireland have won the match.
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      G N. McGinn Assist O. Norwood
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      GOAL!!!!!! Ireland will win the game as McGinn notches their second goal of the afternoon right at the death. Magennis created the opening with a strong run down the right and his cross was left by the midfielder for Dallas to strike. Pyatov saved the shot, but McGinn was on hand to turn in the rebo
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      Shevchuk sends his cross out of play as he attempted to find the mass of yellow shirts in the box. Ireland are almost there.
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      Evans goes into the book for some reason. Only idea could be something he said to the referee.
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      Ukraine send the ball long and Evans goes up to win the ball, but does even better for his side by winning a free-kick taking further time off the clock.
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      SI P. McNair SO O. Norwood
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      Finally we get the Ireland change as McNair replaces Corry Evans.
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      McGovern once more saves his side as he races off his line to punch the ball clear from Stepanenko's cross. Cathcart and McAuley looked a bit unsure there and Zozulya almost pounced.
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      Konoplyanka is afforded space and time 25 yards from goal to let fly with a low strike towards the net, which just curls past the post. Ukraine are getting closer here.
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      Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
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      What a moment for Northern Ireland as they have recorded a 2-0 victory over Ukraine to give themselves a huge chance of qualifying for the latter stages of the tournament. It's their first win at the European Championships and what a time to get it. They were by far the better side in the second per
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      FULL-TIME: Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland
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      The players are back out on the pitch, so we should be underwy shortly in wet conditions in Lyon.
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      Craig Cathcart has come closest to breaking the deadlock with a header that went inches past the post, while there have been other half-chances at both ends of the pitch, but not enough to muster a goal. Both teams know they will have to find a winner from somewhere to boost their chances of reachin
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      Michael O'Neill will be pleased with his side's response to their disappointing result in their opener as they have been much more of a threat this afternoon, despite the scoreline being goalless at the break.
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      HALF-TIME: Ukraine 0-0 Northern Ireland
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      The players are making their way out on to the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      Ukraine have made just the one change to their side from their 2-0 loss to the world champions as Yevhen Seleznyov gets the nod ahead of Roman Zozulya to lead the line this aftternoon. Mikhail Fomenko's men struggled for a clinical edge against the Germans, they will be hopeful Seleznyov can fire fo
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      Ireland have to offer more of a threat in the final third in order to give themselves a chance of progression into the latter stages of the competition. A result here is a must given their last Group C game sees them take on Germany.
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      O'Neill has made five changes to his side from their defeat to Poland as Conor Washington, Aaron Hughes, Corry Evans, Jamie Ward and Stuart Dallas all come into the line-up. Washington leads the line in place of Kyle Lafferty, supported from the flanks by Dallas and Ward.
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      Ukraine subs: Boyko, Shevchenko, Butko, Tymoschuck, Kucher, Zozulya, Rotan, Budkivskyi, Rybalka, Garmash, Zinchenko, Karavaev.
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      Ukraine (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Fedetskiy, Khaceridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Stepanenko, Sydorchuck; Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka; Seleznyov.
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      Northern Ireland subs: Carroll, Mannus, McLaughlin, Ferguson, Baird, McGinn, Grigg, Laffety, McCullough, McNair, Magennis, Hodson.
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      Northern Ireland (4-5-1): McGovern; Hughes, Cathcart, McAuley, Jonny Evans; Ward, Norwood, Davis, Corry Evans, Dallas; Washington.
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      The team news has been announced and we'll start with Northern Ireland.
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      Ukraine lost 2-0 in their opener against Germany, but managed to hold the world champions in check for the majority of the contest. However, they will need more from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka to get themselves back on course for a place in the second round.
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      Northern Ireland will be determined to bounce back from their narrow defeat in their opener to Poland. Arkadiusz Milik's strike proved to be the difference between the sides, leaving Michael O'Neill with work to do to get his team's campaign back on track this afternoon.
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      Good afernoon and welcome to the live commentary of Euro 2016 Group C clash between Ukraine and Northern Ireland in Lyon.
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      Ireland put the pressure on immediately by closing down the Ukraine backline from the kick-off. Stronger intent from O'Neill's men in this one.
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      We're underway in this Group C clash in Lyon.
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      Not the best corner routine from Ireland as Davis ended up playing the ball short to Corry Evans, and Ukraine were able to clear the eventual cross into the box.
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      Washington twists and turns in the final third in his attempt to send a cross into the box, but Khacheridi deflects it behind for a corner.
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      CHANCE! Space opens up on the left for Dallas to strike the ball towards goal, but it ends up being a comfortable save for Pyatov down to his left.
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      First threat for Ukraine down the left as Shevchuk raids down the flank and sends the ball across the face of goal, but it proves to be just too far out of reach of Seleznyov in the middle.
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      Norwood gets robbed of the ball yards away from the edge of his own box by Sydorchuk. The Ukrainian midfielder shoots with power from 20 yards, but McAuley makes the block to prevent his strike reaching the target.
    • 10'
      Ukraine have just managed to settled into a rhythm in their passing game, overcoming the early pressure from Ireland. However, they are yet to test McGovern which will please O'Neill thus far.
    • 12'
      Cathcart sends the ball down the line for the run of Washington. The striker runs tirelessly into the corner and keeps battling to win possession from two yellow shirts, but his eventual effort at goal goes well wide of the target.
    • 13'
      Ward breaks forward after winning the ball in the middle of the park and has the chance to hit his pass into space behind the Ukraine backline for Washington. However, he overhits the ball and Pyatov can gather on the edge of the box.
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      McAuley has to be alert at the back to prevent Shevchuk's low cross from finding its target in the box, as the West Brom defender steers the ball away at the near post.
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      Sydorchuk takes possession 35 yards from goal, and channeling his inner Gareth Bale tries to find the net from distance, but can only blast his strike well over the bar.
    • 18'
      Khacheridi comes across well from the middle of the backline to clear into touch under pressure from the run of Washington. That battle will be something to monitor throughout the afternoon.
    • 21'
      Yarmolenko cuts inside from the right and bends a dangerous cross for the run of Seleznyov, who gets behind McAuley. However, the striker just cannot make contact with his header. Best moment of the match so far for Ukraine.
    • 23'
      Rakitskiy tries to take advantage of the wet conditions in Lyon by striking the ball from distance, but McGovern does well to watch the ball into his hands as Seleznyov waited to pounce inside the six-yard box.
    • 25'
      Ireland have just lost their way from the opening 20 minutes or so as Ukraine have taken command of the contest in the middle of the park. O'Neill will want to see a bit more composure from his midfield to stem the tide.
    • 26'
      Shevchuk is allowed to raid down the flank and send another cross into the box from the left. Seleznyov tries to latch on to the loose ball, but between McAuley and Cathcart the Irish do just enough to clear the danger.
    • 28'
      On cue Ireland push on the right through Ward with a good run at Shevchuk, and his low cross towards the near post almost finds Washington, but he just cannot sort out his feet in time to fire at goal.
    • 29'
      O'Neill's men pump men forward from a free-kick and McAuley knocks the ball down into the path of Davis on the edge of the box, but Stepanenko reacts just in time to boot the ball into touch to save his team.
    • 31'
      No clear-cut efforts to speak of in the contest, with both defences playing well at the moment. Ukraine have the players to cut open the Irish backline in Yarmolenko and Konoplyanka, but both men have been relatively quiet in the first period.
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      Washington does well down the left to bundle his way through two challenges to send a low cross into the box. Ward swings a leg, but fails to make contact, while Corry Evans dwells too long on it before finding Davis, who sees his effort blocked behind for a corner.
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      CHANCE! Ward whips a dangerous cross into the box and Cathcart rises above his marker to guide a header towards goal, only to see his effort drift just over the bar.
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      That was the best moment of the game so far for either team. Ireland have not been dominant on the ball, but have shown glimpses on the counter with Washington. It has been a lot better effort than their attacking display against Poland.
    • 37'
      Ward collects Davis' pass on the break and opts to shoot from 40 yards. His effort is poor, but takes a deflection allowing Ireland to pile men back into the box for another corner.
    • 38'
      A decent delivery from Ward is met by a looping header by McAuley, but his effort is claimed with relative ease under his bar by Pyatov.
    • 39'
      The Ukraine defence opens up as Washington's cross finds Ward on the right, but the winger cannot find Corry Evans with his pass into the middle, leaving him open to the outburst from his team-mate.
    • 40'
      Seleznyov heads into the book for a loose challenge on Davis.
    • 41'
      The game has just tilted back in the favour of Ireland in the past few minutes as Davis and Norwood have managed to regain control of the middle of the park.
    • 42'
      CHANCE! Ireland catch Ukraine out at the back with a quick free-kick as Hughes sends Davis down the right inside channel. The skipper strikes the ball with venom, but Pyatov makes a good save to keep his goalbound effort out of the net.
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      At the other end Konoplyanka cuts in from the left and turns the ball on to his right foot to hammer an effort towards the net, but Cathcart gets across to make the vital block.
    • 45'
      The referee brings an end to the first half.
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      We're back underway in this Group C clash.
    • 47'
      Ukraine win a free-kick and send the ball deep towards the back post, forcing McAuley into action to divert the cross behind for a corner.
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      From the resulting corner, Khacheridi sends his header just past the post without troubling McGovern.
    • 49'
      G G. McAuley Assist O. Norwood
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      Norwood puts in a fine cross to the back post, allowing McAuley to convert at the back post.
    • 49'
      GOAL!!! McAuley hands Northern Ireland the lead. The defender pulled off his man at the back post and made a great connection with Norwood's cross, sending the ball into the top corner. A huge goal for O'Neill's side and their country.
    • 51'
      CHANCE! Ukraine almost hit back immediately as Seleznyov guides Yarmolenko's free-kick towards the bottom corner, but McGovern is in the right place at the right time to make the save low to his left.
    • 52'
      Ukraine threaten again, but the ball does not break for Seleznyov in the final third, while Sydorchuk on the follow-up see his effort blocked by Cathcart.
    • 53'
      Konoplyanka sends a free-kick in from the left flank and it arcs dangerously towards the top corner, but McGovern watches the ball all the way into his hands, although he drops it due to the wet conditions. However, the keeper reacts swiftly to gather.
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      Washington almost capitalises on a loose ball in the box as Rakitskiy failed to clear the danger from a free-kick, but the defender hammered his clearance into touch at the second attempt.
    • 55'
      Ireland ramp up the pressure, but Davis' corner gets cleared to the edge of the box. Norwood strikes a left-footed drive which sails through a crowd of bodies to threaten Pyatov's goal, but the keeper makes the stop.
    • 56'
      The rain in Lyon has turned to hail, which is making life very difficult for the players on the pitch.
    • 58'
      We're back underway after a brief stoppage for the players to take cover and dry their shirts.
    • 58'
      PLAY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED! The referee has suspended the match while the hail falls inside the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. These hail stones look huge, and there could be a danger to carry on here. Ireland will be disappointed as they had Ukraine on the rack.
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      As expected the pace of the game has suffered for the stoppage. Let's see if Northern Ireland can regain their grip of the contest they were dominating before the pause.
    • 62'
      Conditions are still tricky for the players out on the pitch as the ball is not carrying very well. The drainage inside the new stadium is meant to be very good, so hopefully it won't be a permanent problem.
    • 63'
      Ward goes into the book for a poor challenge on Shevchuk.
    • 64'
      Washington breaks forward and links up with Dallas down the left. The winger sends his cross to the middle for the run of Corry Evans, but the ball just goes over the head of the Blackburn Rovers man.
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      Ukraine have been extremely underwhelming in the second half. Yarmolenko and Konoplyanka are meant to be two of stars of the Ukrainian game, but have not done much to impress this afternoon. Fomenko will be disappointed with their displays thus far.
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      Sydorchuk scythes down Ward on the counter and the referee immediately brandishes a yellow card.
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      On cue for the Ukraine Yarmolenko gets caught in an offside position as he tried to link-up with Fedetskiy down the right flank.
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      SI N. McGinn SO O. Norwood
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      McGinn comes on for Ward, who played well down the flank for O'Neill's men.
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      McGinn collects the ball in the middle of the park and charges down the right. Washington wants the ball played early, but the midfielder holds on to possession and his eventual cross to the QPR man is cut out by Rakitskiy.
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      CHANCE! Kovalenko latches on to a knockdown from Seleznyov and drills the ball towards the top corner, only to see his strike drift inches past the post. So close to an equalier for Fomenko's men.
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      SI R. Zozulya SO O. Norwood
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      A change up front for Ukraine as Zozulya replaces Seleznyov.
    • 74'
      Ukraine have just come back into the contest over the past few minutes. They've taken back control in the middle of the park and are pushing Ireland deeper into their own territory. They need the breakthrough though.
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      SI D. Harmash SO O. Norwood
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      SI D. Harmash SO O. Norwood
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      Garmash comes on for the final 14 minutes of the game in a final roll of the dice by Fomenko.
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      CHANCE! Space opens up for Kovalenko as Cathcart's clearance falls straight into the path of the forward. He lets fly from 30 yards with a low strike, but his effort goes well wide of the post. A let-off for the Irish backline.
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      Shevchuk wins a header in the final third and Zozulya attempts to beat the on-rushing McGovern to the ball in the box, but the keeper smothers at the feet of the attacker.
    • 80'
      Ukraine are beginning to force a few set-pieces. Can Konoplyanka deliver quality for his team in the final 10 minutes of the match?
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      His first attempt is a poor one as the ball sails over everyone's head in the area, while the follow-up from Garmash sails straight into the hands of McGovern.
    • 82'
      Yarmolenko sends a looping pass over the Ireland backline, but Jonny Evans is in the perfect position to beat Garmash to it and guide the ball back to McGovern. Time is running out for Ukraine.
    • 83'
      SI O. Zinchenko SO O. Norwood
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      Kovalenko is withdrawn for Zinchenko for the final stages of the contest.
    • 83'
      Ireland are forced to defend well once again as Kovalenko and Yarmolenko combine in the final third, but Evans gets to the ball in the box to clear into touch. All hands on deck now for the Irish.
    • 84'
      SI J. Magennis SO O. Norwood
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      Magennis comes on for the final six minutes in place of Washington.
    • 85'
      CHANCE! Zinchenko almost makes an impact off the bench by latching on to Shevchuk's cross into the box and guiding his header towards goal, only to see McGovern make a good save low to his left.
    • 86'
      Bizarre scenes on the sidelines as McNair is stripped and ready to come on, but no one wants to go off as Corry Evans and Dallas both refuse to leave the pitch. Both remain, but O' Neill is not happy about something on the touch-line. Very strange.
    • 87'
      CHANCE! Ireland clear a cross as far as the edge of the box, and Shevchuk takes the shot first time on the volley, but scuffs his effort wide of the post.
    • 87'
      The referee is not happy with Dallas for his antics in the incident and books the winger.
    • 88'
      This has been the tournament of late goals, are the Ukraine able to conjure another one here?
    • 89'
      CHANCE! Almost the goal as Yarmolenko beats his man on the right and cuts in to drill a left-footed strike towards goal, but McGovern comes to the rescue for his team with a fine diving stop. Heart in the mouth moments for O'Neill and Northern Ireland supporters.
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      Six minutes of added time. O'Neill will not be happy with that.

    Line Up




    Andriy Shevchenko



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 14
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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