Ukraine 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2022 - UEFA Nations League | 2034514

UEFA Nations League League B - Group 1 | Stadion Miejski im Wladyslawa Krola, Lodz, Poland
14 June 2022 - 19:45 (20:45 local time)

Ukraine 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Dovbyk(47) full-time N. Collins(31)
Ukraine Republic of Ireland

Report | Ukraine 1-1 Republic of Ireland

In Poland's Stadion Miejski im Wladyslawa Krola, the Republic of Ireland and Ukraine played out an entertaining 1-1 draw.
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Stephen Kenny's side took the lead thanks to a magnificent solo goal from Nathan Collins, but Dovbyk levelled for Ukraine early in the second half.

James McClean captained the side as Stephen Kenny made three changes: Scott Hogan, Darragh Lenihan, and Dara O'Shea. From a cross from Molumby, Jason Knight had an early chance on goal, but it was diverted for a corner.

Malinovskyi got Ukraine's first attempt on target of the game, a well-placed effort that Caoimhin Kelleher saved. Troy Parrott's header from a cross from Knight flashed across the face of the goal, giving the visitors the best chance of the opening exchanges of the first half.

After Mykolenko broke free down the left flank, Kelleher was called into action to make another save after the Irish goalkeeper blocked the low shot with his feet. At the half-hour mark, Ireland took the lead when Nathan Collins latched onto a wayward pass and broke free of the Ukraine defence, striking a well-placed attempt past Riznyk with the outside of his right boot.

Ireland came close to adding a second when Collins and Molumby combined to set up Jason Knight on the edge of the area, but Riznyk saved his effort. Ukraine equalised minutes after the restart as Mykolenko makes a clever move into the area and lay its off to Dovbyk to score his fourth international goal.

Ireland responded to that concession with Troy Parrott's shot from a Jason Knight ball was deflected at the near post for a corner, almost giving the away side the lead again. Knight was the next player to put Riznyk to the test, but his long-range shot was well stopped by the Ukrainian goalkeeper.

Callum Robinson delivered a pass into Ogbene as the game approached full time, but Riznyk cut it out at the crucial moment. Yarmolenko had a chance to win it for Ukraine, but O'Shea made an excellent defensive stop.

With this result, Ireland now has four points heading into the Nations League's last series of games in September.

Ukraine: Riznyk (GK), Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko ©, Malinovskyi (Mudryk 28), Shaparenko, Dovbyk (Sikan 72), Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Karavaev, Matviyenko (Popov 72).
Subs not used: Lunin (GK), Bondar, Ihnatenko, Tsygankov, Syrota, Sobol.

Republic of Ireland: Kelleher (GK), O’Shea, Lenihan, Cullen, Parrott (Ogbene 80), McClean ©, Collins, Browne, Molumby (Hendrick 67), Knight (Hourihane 67), Hogan (Robinson 56).
Subs not used: O’Leary (GK), Travers (GK), Christie, Stevens, Keane, Manning, Hamilton, Ebosele.

Carlsberg Player of the Match: Nathan Collins

Attendance: 10,641

Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)

Preview | Ukraine v Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland have travelled to Lodz, Poland for their final UEFA Nations League match of the international window against Ukraine.
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Ireland will be looking to build on the 3-0 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with a victory over Ukraine, a team they suffered a 1-0 defeat against last week.

Victory for Ireland would put them level on points with Ukraine with two games in the group remaining in September.

Match Details

Fixture: Ukraine v Republic of Ireland
Competition: UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, June 14
Kick-off: 7.45pm (8.45pm local)
TV: RTE & Premier Sports
Stadium: Stadion Miejski im Wladyslawa Krola

Match Officials

Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Assistant 1: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Assistant 2: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Video Assistant Referee: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Abdullah Özkara (TUR)

Team News

Shane Duffy misses the match through suspension whilst John Egan has stayed in Ireland for family reasons so both defenders will miss tomorrow's fixture.

Michael Obafemi is also out of the Ukraine match through injury whilst Chiedozie Ogbene could return to action after missing the Scotland match.

Defender Jimmy Dunne has been called into the squad whilst Darragh Lenihan is in contention for his first-ever start for Ireland.

What he said - Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

"It was a big win for us on Saturday and it is up to us to capitalise on it tomorrow against Ukraine. We know Ukraine are a really good side and we'll have to make changes but we should have confidence which is an important factor.

"It's a tight turnaround for both teams so we need to train well this evening and be at it tomorrow morning. We'll miss John and Shane of course but it is a good chance for the others to step up.

"Michael has been ruled out unfortunately whereas Chiedozie is working hard to make himself available for the match so we'll have to see tomorrow and what changes need to be made."

What he said - Ireland defender James McClean

"It was a brilliant day against Scotland, the atmosphere was electric and the quality of our goals was fantastic. We knew we needed to bounce back after the two defeats so to do it like that was really important.

"We know the qualities Ukraine possess but going into the game with confidence having scored three goals gives everyone a bit of a lift.

"To get to 100 caps is definitely the aim. I'm still seven games away so anything can happen in football and you can't take anything for granted in football. The team are improving all of the time so I've got to keep up with that if I'm going to reach 100.

"We're looking to end the camp on a high and a win would put us back in contention at the top of the Nations League group so hopefully we can get the points."

Watch the full pre-match press conference v Ukraine here...

Ukraine v Republic of Ireland - Statistics

- In the only previous meeting between Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland, the Ukrainians came out 1-0 winners in the UEFA Nations League earlier this month.
- The Republic of Ireland have never won an away match in the UEFA Nations League in six attempts (D2 L4), only managing two goals across these six matches. Their last three on the road in the competition have all been 1-0 defeats.
- Last time out against Scotland, Republic of Ireland won their first ever UEFA Nations League game at the 13th attempt (D5 L7). They won the game 3-0, scoring more goals in that win than they had in their first 12 such games combined (2).
- None of Ukraine’s 11 UEFA Nations League games has finished level (W7 L4), and they’ve only failed to find the net in one of those 11 matches (0-4 v Spain in September 2020).
- Eight of Ukraine’s last nine competitive goals have come in the second half of games, including all three in their 3-0 victory against Armenia last time out.
- Following the Republic of Ireland’s 3-0 victory over Scotland last time out, they could win consecutive competitive internationals for the first time since under Mick McCarthy in March 2019 (1-0 against Gibraltar and Georgia in Euro 2020 qualifiers).
- No Ukraine player has been involved in more UEFA Nations League goals than Oleksandr Karavaev (3 – 1 goal, 2 assists), while the full back has been involved in four goals in his last four starts in all competitions for the national side (1 goal, 3 assists).
- Since his debut for Republic of Ireland in November 2019, only Callum Robinson (8) has been involved in more goals for the Boys in Green than Troy Parrott (6 – 4 goals, 2 assists). Parrott has made just six starts in that time, averaging a goal or assist every 89 minutes.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Max O'Leary (Bristol City)
Defenders: Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Nathan Collins (Burnley), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers), Jimmy Dunne (QPR).
Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jason Knight (Derby County). Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Michael Obafemi (Swansea City), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), CJ Hamilton (Blackpool), Festy Ebosele (Derby County).

Tactical Lineups

Ukraine

23 Riznyk (G) 5 Sydorchuk 7 Yarmolenko (C) 8 Malinovskyi 10 Shaparenko 11 Dovbyk 13 Zabarnyi 16 Mykolenko 17 Zinchenko 21 Karavaev 22 Matviyenko

Substitutes

  • 1 Andriy Lunin (G)
  • 2 Valeriy Bondar
  • 4 Denys Popov
  • 6 Danylo Ihnatenko
  • 9 Danylo Sikan
  • 14 Mykhailo Mudryk
  • 15 Viktor Tsygankov
  • 18 Oleksandr Syrota
  • 19 Eduard Sobol

Coach

Oleksandr Petrakov

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelleher (G) 4 O'Shea 5 Lenihan 6 Cullen 10 Parrott 11 McClean (C) 12 Collins 14 Browne 15 Molumby 17 Knight 19 Hogan

Coach

Stephen Kenny

Officials

  • Referee Ali Palabıyık
  • Assistant Referees Serkan Olguncan
  • UEFA Delegate Michał Listkiewicz
  • Assistant Referee Two Ceyhun Sesigüzel
  • Fourth Official Hüseyin Göçek
  • Referee Observer Markus Strömbergsson
  • Assistant Video Assistant Referee Abdullah Özkara
  • Video Assistant Referee Mete Kalkavan

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • 1" The match is under way.
  • 1" Vitaliy Mykolenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 1" Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 2" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 2" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Dmytro Riznyk (Ukraine).
  • 2" Dmytro Riznyk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 6" Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 6" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Scott Hogan (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 7" Mykola Matviyenko (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Mykola Matviyenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland).
  • 11" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 11" Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine) has an effort on goal.
  • 11" Oleksandr Karavaev (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 14" Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland).
  • 14" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 16" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine).
  • 17" Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 17" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 18" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Artem Dovbyk (Ukraine).
  • 18" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 22" Vitaliy Mykolenko (Ukraine) has an effort on goal.
  • 22" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 28" Mykhailo Mudryk (in) - Ruslan Malinovskyi (out) (@@teamID)
  • 28" Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland).
  • 29" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 29" Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 29" Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 29" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine).
  • 30" Dmytro Riznyk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 31" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 36" Oleksandr Karavaev (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 37" Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 37" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 38" Dmytro Riznyk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 38" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 43" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine).
  • 44" Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 44" Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 45+1" Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45+2" Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45+2" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+3" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • 90+1" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+1" Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 46" The second half begins.
  • 46" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 47" Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 47" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) assists.
  • 47" Artem Dovbyk (Ukraine) scores!
  • 49" Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland).
  • 49" Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 50" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 50" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 50" Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 51" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 52" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 56" Callum Robinson (in) - Scott Hogan (out) (@@teamID)
  • 60" Mykola Matviyenko (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 60" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 61" Dmytro Riznyk (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 61" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 64" Artem Dovbyk (Ukraine) is flagged for offside.
  • 64" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 65" Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine).
  • 65" Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 66" Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) has a shot blocked.
  • 66" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 67" Conor Hourihane (in) - Jason Knight (out) (@@teamID)
  • 67" Jeff Hendrick (in) - Jayson Molumby (out) (@@teamID)
  • 69" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 72" Denys Popov (in) - Mykola Matviyenko (out) (@@teamID)
  • 73" Danylo Sikan (in) - Artem Dovbyk (out) (@@teamID)
  • 73" Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Callum Robinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79" Josh Cullen (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine).
  • 79" Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 79" Vitaliy Mykolenko (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 80" Chiedozie Ogbene (in) - Troy Parrott (out) (@@teamID)
  • 81" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk (Ukraine).
  • 81" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 82" Vitaliy Mykolenko (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 82" Danylo Sikan (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 83" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 86" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine).
  • 86" Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+1" Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Ukraine
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

0 2

Shots on Target

3 3

Shots off Target

4 3

Fouls Committed

14 10
  • Ukraine

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals1
  • 3Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal3
  • 4Shots Wide3
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 4Save(s)4
  • 9Total Shots8
  • 14Fouls Committed10
  • 0Corner(s)2
  • 1Offside(s)1