Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany

Referee: Carlos Amarilla | Attendance: 72000

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  • Andriy Shevchenko 71' PEN

1 - 0


Game 48

  • 93'

    UKRAINE ARE THROUGH! Well done to them for their win, courtesy of Shevchenko's goal. Tunisia, deeply unambitious, go out after this thriller - they won't be missed.

  • 93'

    Voronin, on the turn, comes within inches of making it two. It was a fine shot from Tymoschuk's cross.

  • 92'

    What would have happened if Tunisia had actually brought on a goalscorer earlier?

  • 92'

    And Tunisia almost score - Dos Santos gets a head to Ben Saada's inswinging free kick and it only just went wide.

  • 91'

    Three added minutes at the end of this game.

  • 91'

    Tunisia's final change. Nafti hobbles off and Ghodhbane comes on.

  • 90'

    Meanwhile Jaidi is booked for holding back Milevskiy.

  • 89'

    FINE SAVE! Vorobey and Voronin play a one-two, the former has a shot and the keeper comes out to block well.

  • 88'

    Voronin has a shot from an acute angle. Boumnijel clings on.

  • 88'

    And now Ukraine bring off their probable matchwinner Shevchenko. He gets the loudest reception for some time as Milevskiy comes on.

  • 87'

    Nesmachniy crosses and Haggui heads away at the near post. There really is no urgency about this game at all.

  • 85'

    Trabelsi charges forward and has a shot that is angled across goal, but just past the far post.

  • 83'

    Now a mistake lets Shevchenko advance. He picks out Shelayev who fires his shot wildly over.

  • 82'

    Into the last 10 minutes and has anyone in the Tunisia camp realise they need to score twice?

  • 80'

    Voronin powers forward but delays his pass to Shevchenko for too long and it is cut out.

  • 80'

    Trabelsi at least gets into the box, but his header goes straight at the keeper.

  • 79'

    And finally, finally Tunisia have a forward. Santos reaplaces Chedli while Bouazizi cmes off for Ben Saada. But why did it take Lemerre so long to do anything?

  • 79'

    Shevchenko, in the narrowest of gaps, evades Jaidi. He tries to do the same to Nafti and fails.

  • 78'

    Nafti heads the free kick away at the near post.

  • 78'

    Ayari blocks off Gusev and Ukraine have a free kick in a good position to cross.

  • 77'

    Voronin goes on a solo run that is rather ruined by a poor pass.

  • 76'

    Some treatment for Tymoschuk who went down under a rather nasty challenge that looked rather deliberate.

  • 74'

    Kalinichenko goes off and Gusin is his replacement as Blokhin makes his second change.

  • 74'

    Well, it would be a real achievement for Ukraine, in the World Cup for the first time, to reach the last 16, even if they're not really doing so in style at the moment.

  • 72'

    So will Tunisia bring on a striker now? And what does go on inside Roger Lemerre's head?

  • 70'

    The penalty may have been soft - he could have tripped over his feet - but Ukraine haven't been as miserable as Tunisia, so they sort of deserve the lead.

  • 70'

    Shevchenko scores and Ukraine lead

  • 69'

    PENALTY - Shevchenko latches on to a Jaidi mistake, rounds the keeper and Haggui brings him down

  • 68'

    Even the referee is poor in this match - pernickety, stopping play unnecessarily.

  • 66'

    Chedli takes and Haggui collides with the keeper as he punches it away. Free kick.

  • 66'

    Chedli takes the resulting corner. It hits Tymoschuk and they get another.

  • 65'

    Ayari takes and it lands on the roof of the net, via a deflection. The closest Tunisia have come, which isn't saying much.

  • 65'

    Rusol will be out of the last 16 match if the Ukraine go through.

  • 64'

    Namouchi goes down on the edge of the box under Rusol's challange. He rolls about a bit, Rusol gets booked and it's free kick.

  • 62'

    Vorobey crosses and, at full stretch, Voronin just can't quite make contact.

  • 62'

    Ukraine don't need to win. Tunisia do. Tunisia have no forwards on the pitch. This is utterly inexplicable.

  • 62'

    Despite England's best efforts, this is a strong contender for worst game of the World Cup.

  • 60'

    Jaidi does well again to disposssess Tymoschuk, who fouls him and is booked.

  • 59'

    Good battle as Kalinichenko powers forward and Jaidi tracks him back to make a tackle.

  • 58'

    The introduction of Vorobey is a sign Ukraine want to create more and win the game. Do Tunisia?

  • 57'

    Kalinichenko slides in on the adventurous Trabelsi - not a description that could be applied to many in this game - but no free kick is given.

  • 56'

    Ayari makes a rare foray forward, but it's a goal kick.

  • 55'

    Boumnijel comes to claim a cross from Gusev.

  • 55'

    It is Vorobey who comes on and Rebrov is the man removed by Blokhin.

  • 54'

    A late flag halts Shevchenko after a decent move. That was debateable.

  • 54'

    Ukraine are keen to make a change, which could be Vorobey, in a bid to make something happen.

  • 52'

    Shevchenko beats the offside trap but misjudges the bounce. Jaidi is back to help out.

  • 52'

    Namouchi has a very long-range shot which is rather easy for the Ukraine keeper.

  • 51'

    Rebrov finds Voronin alone in attack. He battles manfully in a bid to keep the ball.

  • 50'

    But the whistle goes straight away for a bit of pushing.

  • 49'

    Free kick for Tunisia about 40 yards out. Chedli, who takes a lot of the set pieces, is behind it.

  • 47'

    Trabelsi breaks out of defence with speed and verve and Shelayev brings him down. Yellow card.

  • 47'

    Shevchenko finds Voronin on the burst, but the Tunisia defence do well.

  • 46'

    Tunisia get a throw and they genuinely aren't playing with any forwards, byt the looks of things.

  • 46'

    So what will Tunisia do now? They have no strikers as Ukraine kick off the second half.

  • 45'

    A dramatic ending to a dreadful half. Tunisia are down to 10 in this stalemate and Ukraine are on course to qualify.

  • 45'

    It's his second booking for first attempting to elbow and then upending Tymoschuk

  • 45'

    And we have a red card! Jaziri is off

  • 45'

    Shelayev has a crack from long-range, and the keeper parries it.

  • 45'

    The keeper comes and misses another cross, this time from Voronin, and again he gets away with it.

  • 45'

    Rebrov takes the corner, the keeper comes and misses but Bouazizi helps him out by heading away.

  • 44'

    Rebrov picks out Shevchenko, who returns the compliment. Rebrov's cross is then headed behind by Jaidi.

  • 43'

    And should Tunisia progress, Bouazizi will miss their next match.

  • 43'

    Bouazizi is booked, probably for persistent fouling. The latest player upended is Gusev.

  • 42'

    Well the only real support for Jaziri so far has come from the right back Trabelsi. What are the five-man midfield doing?

  • 40'

    Now Jaidi returns for Tunisia.

  • 39'

    Jaziri finally gets a chance to run. Ukraine struggle to deal with him as finds Trabelsi. It's a decent cross but cleared at the back post.

  • 38'

    Jaidi seems to have injured himself. No one's sure how, but he wanders off for treatment anyway.

  • 36'

    Jaziri shoots on the turn and Tymoschuk blocks it. Perhaps, at long last, Tunisia have discovered some ambition.

  • 36'

    And in the group's other game, Spain have taken the lead through Juanito.

  • 35'

    Rebrov himself takes the free kick and it lands on the roof of the net. Another poor set piece.

  • 34'

    Bouzizi brings down Rebrov wide on the left.

  • 34'

    Well at least Chedli has a shot. It's well hit by wide.

  • 34'

    BORING! This game just refuses to get any more interesting.

  • 31'

    Kalinichenko takes and finds absolutely no one.

  • 30'

    A chance as Kalinichenko finds Shevchenko in the box, but Jaidi does really well to close him down. Corner.

  • 30'

    Ayari takes it and it goes straight into the arms of Shovkovskiy, who has had very little else to do so far.

  • 29'

    Now Trabelsi advances - can he bring Tunisia to life? Perhaps, Chedli gets a corner.

  • 28'

    Really negative stuff from Tunisia. They need to win this game and seem to have no interest in doing that. Why?

  • 27'

    Voronin powers into the Tunisia box before he is penalised as he jumps for a high ball.

  • 25'

    Fine tackle from Gusev, tracking back with Bouazizi.

  • 25'

    Another dangerous cross from Nesmachniy, and Tunisia scramble it away.

  • 24'

    Ukraine are starting to look good. Voronin finds Nesmachniy, who aims to cross it back to Voronin and the keeper really doesn't deal with it well.

  • 23'

    Shevchenko reaches a long pass with a volley, but he doesn't properly connect and Boumnijel can gather.

  • 22'

    Promising counter attack and Voronin draws a decent save from Bounijel from an acute angle. Rebrov was involved in the build-up.

  • 22'

    Chedli whips in a free kick but Kalinichenko heads it away.

  • 21'

    All rather uneventful so far. This game could do with something happening.

  • 19'

    Kalinichenko takes it but straight at Boumnijel.

  • 19'

    Ukraine break and Gusev is brought down on the left touchline.

  • 18'

    Namouchi bends the free kick but Shovkovskiy holds on.

  • 18'

    Sviderskiy is booked for a rather innocuous foul and if Ukraine go through, he will miss their match in the last 16.

  • 17'

    Shevchenko goes down under Haggui's challenge, but that's no free kick in the referee's opinion.

  • 17'

    Free kick in a useful position. Shevchenko whips it in but Nafti heads away at the near post.

  • 16'

    Nesmachniy comes forward on the left and his cross is well cut out.

  • 16'

    It's 0-0 in both games in this group. As it stands, Ukraine go through.

  • 15'

    Voronin's low centre is hacked clear.

  • 15'

    A bit of pressure from the Ukraine, and Gusev gets a throw on the right.

  • 14'

    Namouchi has a crack from 30 yards, but his shot is some way over.

  • 13'

    Jaidi aims for the overlapping Trabelsi who does really well to loft the ball over Kalinichenko. Nesmachniy comes across to cover.

  • 12'

    It's all rather crowded in the centre of midfield so far. Both teams have three men in the middle and space is at a premium.

  • 11'

    Ambitious ball from Mnari, but it goes way past the lone striker Jaziri.

  • 10'

    Gusev is involved in a passing move on the right, but it doesn't go anywhere.

  • 9'

    Jaziri is out of the next game if Tunisia go through, but the referee did well to book him there.

  • 8'

    Trabelsi on the burst, he fires in a low cross which is half-cleared. Then Jaziri goes down and he is booked for a quite ludicrous dive.

  • 7'

    Kalinichenko swivels and tries to find Shevchenko. Haggui halts him.

  • 6'

    Tunisia need the win but so far it is the Ukraine who look the more positive.

  • 5'

    Shevchenko tries to weave his way through in the centre circle. The third man stops him.

  • 5'

    Kalinichenko's set pieces were a real boost against the Saudis. That wasn't an auspicious start, though.

  • 4'

    Kalinichenko takes a free kick wide on the left, but really over-hits it. Goal kick.

  • 3'

    Voronin capitalises on a mistake by Jaidi, looks to find Shevchenko and Ayari comes to Jaidi's rescue - you don't try a trick there.

  • 2'

    Namouchi's touch lets him down as he tries to go past a defender.

  • 2'

    Shevchenko looks for Rebrov, but he is blocked off.

  • 1'

    Trabelsi finds Chedli, but Tunisia lose the ball.

  • 1'

    Tunisia get the game going looking to become the second African team to reach the last 16.


    Santos is only fit enough for a place on the bench for Tunisia. Ukraine opt not not bring back Vashchuk after a ban.


    A win will take Ukraine through, and a draw is likely to. The Tunisians know they need victory.


    The teams are in for the Group H clash: Ukraine: Shovkovskiy, Nesmachniy, Rusol, Sviderskiy, Tymoschuk, Shelayev, Gusev, Rebrov, Kalinichenko, Shevchenko, Voronin. Subs: Yatsenko, Yezerskiy, Pyatov, Chigrynskiy, Gusin, Milevskiy, Vorobey, Vashchuk, Nazarenko, Byelik, Rotan, Shust. Tunisia: Boumnijel, Haggui, Jaidi, Ayari, Trabelsi, Mnari, Bouazizi, Chedli, Namouchi, Nafti, Jaziri. Subs: Essediri, Yahia, Gmamdia, Chikhaoui, Ghodhbane, Santos, Nefzi, Ben Saada, Jemmali, Saidi, Kasraoui

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Ukraine

  • 7(5)

  • -

  • 17

  • 56%


  • Tunisia

  • 10(3)

  • -

  • 24

Match Stats

  • Ukraine
  • Tunisia
7(5) Shots (on goal) 10(3)
17 Fouls 24
3 Corner kicks 3
3 Offsides 4
56% Time of Possession 44%
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
5 Saves 7

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