Yarmolenko assist secures Ukraine draw [video]

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 18th November 2019

Andriy Yarmolenko provided a late assist for Ukraine as they ended their Euro 202 qualifying campaign with a 2-2 draw against Serbia in Belgrade.

2-1 down with the game three minutes into added-on time, the Hammers winger pulled the ball back from the byeline for team mate Artem Besyedin to score and snatch a late draw for the East Europeans.

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Former Southampton forward Dusan Tadic had given the Serbians an early lead when he struck from the penalty spot with just nine minutes on the clock.

But Yarmolenko's side found themselves on level terms once again when Roman Yaremchuk headed an equalised on 32 minutes.

Fulham striker Aleksander Mitrovic, himself linked with West Ham previously put Serbia back in front with 11 minutes of the second half played when he scored from close range.

But Yarmolenko and Ukraine had the last laugh when the 30-year-old Hammer provided the cross - at the third time of asking after two previous centres had been half-cleared - to give the visitors a share of the spoils.

The point in Belgrade's Red Star Stadium helped Ukraine top qualifying Group B with 20 points from their eight matches, ahead of runners-up and group favourites Portugal. You may see all four goals from the game below.

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