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Group B 1차전 FIFA World Youth Championship 
 
Ukraine brush aside overpowered Panama (3:1) 
(FIFA.com) 11 Jun 2005  
  
Goals Scored: ALIIEV Oleksandr (UKR) 20' penalty , ALIIEV Oleksandr (UKR) 22' , ARZHANOV Volodymyr (UKR) 26' own goal , FESHCHUK Maksym (UKR) 32' 
 
Ukraine players celebrate one of three against poor Panama. (ACTION IMAGES)  
  
The second match of Group B in the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 ended with Ukraine beating Panama 3-1 after a lopsided match totally dominated by the Europeans. The vociferous Ukraine fans at the Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht were treated to an exciting 90 minutes as their team set the tone early on with two goals from Aliiev Oleksandr and one from Maksym Feshchuk. 
  
Despite the victory, Ukraine coach Alexei Mikhailichenko seemed more concerned with his side's profligate finishing. "We wasted too many chances to increase the lead and that could have been a big problem for us." 
  
Ukraine employed an attacking game plan as they fielded a 4-2-4 formation. Panama's keeper was forced into action as early as the first minute as Volodymyr Arzhanov nodded down Oleksandr Aliiev's free kick from the right. 
  
In the 9th minute, Dmytro Vorobei broke down the right, cut into the area before putting a dangerous-looking cross to the far post, which was just missed by three on-rushing Ukraine players. 
  
With the Eastern Europeans pressing hard, Panama created their first dangerous chance. Midfielder Luis Gallardo drove his corner into the Ukraine box and Edwin Aguilar pounced onto the clearance only to see his shot blocked by keeper Leonid Musin. Then, an onrushing Edwin Aguilar missed a one-on-one chance against Musin.  
  
Three Panamanians ponder how they let in three goals. (ACTION IMAGES)  
   
Ukraine then turned on the power and after 20 minutes they took the lead through mercurial midfielder Oleksandr Aliiev. It was Artem Milevskyi who weaved into the Panama box and was brought down by the Panama keeper Jose Calderon. Aliiev coolly converted the ensuing spot kick (1:0, 20').  
Only two minutes later, the Dynamo Kyiv player completed his early brace by slotting in from Milevskyi's through ball (2:0, 22'). 
  
Panama quickly pulled one back against the run of play. Luis Gallardo sent a venomous free kick from the left into the box and Volodymyr Arzhanov could only deflect it into his own goal (2:1, 26'). 
  
But this stroke of good fortune was always unlikely to be enough as Panama's back line looked in constant trouble. Aliiev should have completed a hat-trick when he found himself clean through on the keeper. But, with the goal at his mercy, the 20-year-old pulled his shot just wide. 
  
The Central Americans conceded their third goal soon after. It was again Milevskyi who sent a clever through ball in from the right that picked out found Maksym Feshchuk, who comfortably clipped it round Calderon inside the far post (3-1, 32'). 
  
The second half continued in much the same vein. Already two goals up, Ukraine looked at ease - even able to spurn numerous opportunities. Eight minutes into the second half, Aliiev intercepted a ball in the middle of the park and went through the Panama defensive line on the left. He rounded Calderon but saw his goal-bound shot blocked by defender Roman Torres. Then two minutes later, Milevskyi, who had one of those nights strikers dread in front of goal, came within inches of opening his account as he missed a Sytnyk cross from close in on the left. 
  
After squandering a hatful of chances, and with their attacking momentum subsiding in the closing minutes, Ukraine looked happy to sit on their two-goal advantage and successfully closed out the game for a 3-1 victory. 
  
A downcast Panama coach Victor Mendieta appeared taciturn afterwards: "It is painful that we lost and the only thing we can do is prepare for the next match."