The team of Andriy Shevchenko in the control match defeated a party to the final stage of the world Cup.
As expected, in the second friendly match in the starting lineup of the national team of Ukraine has undergone a lot of changes – from the first seconds of the game with Japan began Pyatov, Ordets, Butko, Malinowski and Besedin, which attack from the flanks helped Linnet and Marlos.
Ukrainians actively started the match Konoplyanka a few times, dangerous broke from the flank, Malinowski from a good position sent a ball above gate, and an own goal from Sakai after the transfer Besedina were saved by the crossbar.
On the 21st minute the advantage of Ukraine has resulted in goal – Rakitskiy decided on a long shot, and the ball after a small ricochet was in the gate Kawashima. Defender of “Shakhtar” this goal was the fifth in the Shin.
Soon Marlos perfect pass brought Malinovsky on a date with the goalkeeper of the Japanese, but Ruslan hesitated and failed to hit the target. The penalty for a missed chance followed in the 41st minute after a free-kick unmarked Makino flicked the ball into the far corner. Pyatov tried to react to the kick, but to save the team failed.
The key moment of the match came on 69 minutes – Konoplyanka broke into the penalty area and passed the ball to Karavayev, and the midfielder “Dawn” exactly the shot in the far corner and scored his first goal in the national team. In the counterattack, the “blue-yellow” had good chances to go ahead, but Besedin and buialskyi your moments not used.
At the end of the match, the Japanese staged a strong assault on the gate Pyatov – Shakhtar goalkeeper had to come into play. In the final seconds Keeper “blue-yellow” has brought a dangerous free kick, but bounced back, parried the blow Nakajima.
Ukraine — Japan 2:1
Goals: Rakitskiy, 20, Karavaev, 69 – Mackinaw, 41
Ukraine: Pyatov — Butko (Karavaev, 63), Ordets, Rakitskiy, Sable (Matvienko, 63) — Malinovskiy (Buyalsky, 63), Stepanenko, Rakitskiy (Petryak, 89), Zinchenko (Rotan, 79), Linnet (Tsygankov, 79) — Besedin
Japan: Kawashima, G. Sakai, Makino, Ueda, Nagatomo — Yamaguchi Hasebe, Honda, Shibasaki, Haraguchi — Sugimoto
Warning: Stepanenko, Sable — Haraguchi
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