Ukraine beats Uzbekistan 2-0 in friendly

Second-half goals from Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Andriy Voronin

gave Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan in their

friendly match in Kiev on Wendesday.

Bayern Munich midfielder Tymoshchuk completed a neat move on 54

minutes, lashing a shot across the goalkeeper and into the corner

from the edge of the area. Voronin doubled the lead minutes later,

driving home a rebound after Oleh Husev’s free kick hit the

crossbar.

Veteran forward Andriy Shevchenko missed an early chance to put

the hosts head, rolling a close-range shot past the post.

Uzbekistan, ranked 56th in the world, battled in midfield but

never posed an attacking threat.

Ukraine, which hosts the European championships along with

Poland next year, welcomes France in another exhibition match on

Monday.