Ukraine thrashed Andorra 5-0 in
their World Cup qualifier Group Six on Saturday to draw level in
second place on 14 points with Croatia, seven points behind
Ukraine now look to Croatia to slip up at home to Belarus
later on Saturday and away to England on Wednesday. Impressive 19-year-old Ukraine debutant Andriy Yarmolenko
opened the scoring 18 minutes into the first half, smartly
finishing off from a corner kick.
The home side hit the bar three times before Artem Milevskiy
made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, heading home a perfect
cross from Andriy Voronin.
Andriy Shevchenko, recently moved from Chelsea back to
Dynamo Kiev, scored from the penalty spot on 71 minutes after a
foul by Marc Vales on Milevskiy just inside the area. Milevskiy, the driving force in the Ukrainian team, earned
another penalty in injury time to make it 4-0 and yet another
penalty completed the rout after a Vales handball in the area.