FULL TIME: Ukraine 1 Wales 0
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Ukraine - Wales
International friendlies - 28 March 2016
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Only two defeats in 19 games for Ukraine and it looks set to continue. Time almost up in this third meeting between the sides, 1-1 in the last two…
Great ball into the area and a cross come shot from Richards almost creeps in! Shovelled behind for a corner. Vokes’ header saved by Pyatov from the resultant corner.
Offside flag up against Vokes and there will be three added minutes.
Not long to go now as some firecrackers and flares are let off by a minority of Ukranian fans. They think they’ve won it. Some shirts off too but there will be some stoppage time.
Wales have battled hard tonight against some tough Ukranian tactics.
Another foul from Kucher. Allen delivers the free kick but Garmash smashes it clear.
A mistake by Ben Davies and Yarmolenko races clear but it’s a good cover tackle and Hennessey has it.
Yet another foul from Zozulya goes unpunished as Wales camp in the Ukraine half. Really good spell.
Long ball just beyond the grasp of Kovalenko and Hennessey has it. Wales need to up the tempo now.
This is Wales’ penultimate friendly before the Euros. Still some questions remain but Emyr Huws may just have done enough.
TEN MINUTES REMAINING: Still Ukraine lead courtesy of that Yarmolenko volley. Huws’ shot deflected for a goal kick. And that’s his last action as Joe Ledley replaces him.
Joe Ledley preparing to come on for Wales. Odd substitution because surely he’s already on the plane.
Wales have looked short of creativity without Ramsey and Bale. Richards booked for Wales.
Shocking ball from Allen to Bradshaw. He’s trying to force things but that’s not good enough and easily gives the ball away.
Not long for these boys to make an impression. Wales pressing well, good little spell now. Poor ball from Richards though.
Another really cynical late challenge goes unpunished. Ukraine getting away with it tonight. Henley and Bradshaw on for Wales.
Wales still moving the ball reasonably well but just haven’t asked enough questions of Ukraine keeper Pyatov. Richards shepherds Yarmolenko away from goal as Wales prepare two more changes.
Ashley Williams clashes with Roman Zozulya.
Ukraine with the bit between their teeth now and can sense another goal...
Hennessey slices a clearance from Gunter and it spins back towards him before he claims again. Bizarre.
Yarmolenko in action.
Wales sub: Jazz Richards on for Ashley Williams
Apologies for a few technical errors. Still Ukraine lead here tonight courtesy of a Yarmolenko goal.
Wales subs: Church off to be replaced by Vokes and McDonald on for Williams.
Rotan off for Ukraine and Kucher takes over the captain’s armband. Vokes and MacDonald preparing to come on for Wales.
Dangerous free kick from Ukraine and a good chance for Stepanenko but he heads wide.
Allen goes for goal and the keeper parries it as it swerves in the air and Davies can’t collect the rebound.
Yarmolenko drifts past Davies and has a pop at goal but it’s well over the bar.
Allen takes the free kick. In it comes but an awful low free kick and scrambled clear.
Ukraine only have three players in the book but it could have been several more. They have been in the Welsh players faces to say the very least. Now Church is fouled. No card.
Huws cracks a shot but it’s over the crossbar. A bit of an optimistic punt, as if he had no other options. He did.
Allen fizzes it to the far post and Chester goes for it but Pyatov picks it off his head.
Taylor felled on the far side and it’s another yellow card, this time for Fedetskiy. Physical to say the very least.
How the stats shape up.
Wales were trailing 1-0 at half time in the last time the teams met but a Mark Pembridge strike late in the game meant it finished honours even. Wales win an early free kick after another Zozulya foul. No changes for Ukraine either.
No changes for Wales in this second half but surely there will be a few in due time.
Back underway here at the RSK Olimpiyskyi. Ukraine a goal to the good in freezing conditions and kicking lumps out of Wales in this ‘friendly’ encounter.
HALF TIME: Ukraine 0 Wales 0
Fedetskiy dives in on Williams and that surely should have been another yellow. Spiteful challenge.
Ukraine force a late corner. Rotan takes and Ben Davies clears.
Here's the goal. Hennessey at fault?
Ukraine seem to be kicking everyone black and blue! Another free kick to Wales. Hardly sporting for a friendly…
Ukraine don’t seem to be treating this as a friendly. Two yellows and could have been more. Lawrence strikes it up and over the wall and it’s well off target.
Five minutes to the break in Kiev and the hosts still lead. A foul by Khacheridi on Williams and he goes into the book.
Still 1-0 to Ukraine here. Wales with the better of the opening 20 minutes but now the hosts starting to warm to the task on a cold evening.
Suddenly Ukraine look a different team, moving the ball quickly and with pace. On reflection, Hennessey will hope to have done better.
That has come slightly against the run of play. That’s Yarmolenko’s 23rd goal for his country and only Shevchenko has scored more.
GOAL UKRAINE!! Rotan chips it to the back post and Yarmolenko scores! Back to goal and he turns and volleys home although Hennessey gets two hands on it. Great finish.
Some fans not happy with Ukraine's heavy-handed tactics...
Zozulya throws Williams to the ground and the big Welshman shrugs his shoulders. Free kick to the Welsh. More WWF than football there!
A bit of a soulless, empty stadium. Very cold tonight but Wales shading the play.
Huws wins a free kick in the centre of the pitch. Getting his body in the front of his man before being fouled. Garmash booked.
Ukraine break quickly but an acrobatic interception from Williams stops the threat.
A Welsh rugby star keeping a close eye on tonight's action.
Chris Gunter wins his 64th cap tonight. He nearly created the opener for Wales.
Good start for Wales, comfortable in possession and looking comfortable in midfield.
CHANCE! Gunter puts a great cross in and Lawrence’s header is tipped over the bar!
A virtually empty stadium here and a very flat atmosphere. Only a gaggle of Ukraine and Wales fans here.
Free kick to Ukraine but it sails harmlessly past everyone and out for a goal kick. Half a chance there.
Wales having a lot of the ball - and time on it in midfield. But can they improve on their efforts in the final third after the NI game? They need someone to step forward in the absence of a certain Mr Bale...
Simon Church is looking energetic after his goal against Northern Ireland. All pretty cagey so far…
And we are off... Wales in slightly odd greenish kit, Ukraine in blue...
The teams are in the tunnel and making their way onto the pitch.
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Ukraine have lost only two of their last 15 matches, with both defeats coming against reigning European champions Spain.
Wales have lost only twice in their last 12 matches - away to Bosnia-Hercegovina and at home to Netherlands (W6 D4).
STAT: There have been only two matches between the countries, both ending in 1-1 draws during World Cup qualifying in 2001.
Chris Coleman (via BBC Sport): "People say it is a tough place to go, it is cold, it is harsh and unfriendly. If it is that, fine. Ukraine are talented and aggressive, but we have to look at ourselves and stand up to that. That is always the message to the players and whether we can meet it."
So Ben Davies and Neil Taylor return from injury for Wales but Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are missing through injury. Joe Allen starts after being used as a substitute against Northern Ireland and Crystal Palace playmaker Jonny Williams, currently on loan at MK Dons, features having returned to full fitness.
And here's how Wales line up for tonight's friendly.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of this international friendly between Ukraine and Wales from the RSK Olimpiyskyi. Team news to follow before the 19.00 BST kick-off.