Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine (0-3 on penalty kicks)
Posted by ssbg on June 26, 2006
Ukrainian keeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy produces a series of punched clearances as the game heads for extra time
Ukraine reached the quarter-finals after beating Switzerland on penalties.
The Swiss missed three spotkicks, but Ukraine’s Artem Milevskiy, Serghiy Rebrov and Oleg Gusev made no mistake to seal a 3-0 shoot-out victory.
During normal time Ukraine’s Andriy Shevchenko glanced a header against the bar, while in reply Alexander Frei rattled the woodwork with a free-kick.
Competing in their first World Cup finals, Ukraine now meet Italy in the quarter-finals in Hamburg on Friday.
Shevchenko missed Ukraine’s first penalty in the shoot-out, but as Marco Streller, Tranquillo Barnetta and Ricardo Cabanas failed with tame efforts, the Eastern European side progressed to the last eight.
Ukraine goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy saved the penalties of Streller and Cabanas, while Barnetta hit the bar with his spot-kick.
As they exited the competition Switzerland set two records.
They are the first team to go out of the World Cup without conceding a goal and they are the first side not to score a single penalty in a shoot-out.