Saturday, April 9, 2011
Poland 2, Ukraine 1
I thought Ukraine was going to pull this Group D matchup off. Ukraine came out and controlled much of the tempo for the first ten minutes of the game. Their ball movement and scoring chances were certainly superior. Ukraine notched the first goal about 15 minutes in and the score was 1-0 at half. Poland started the second half with a sense of urgency, and it seemed the more they pushed, the more Ukraine went into a defensive shell. Meshke scored with about 8 minutes to go to make it 1-1. With about 4 minutes to play, Poland's left back ripped a shot from his own half that was going top corner and was barely saved by Ukraine's keeper. Then that same leftback managed to put a header through Krause's legs with only 20 seconds to play. 2-1 for Poland.
Posted by Playmaker at 12:57 PM