Football: Hero Sheva Makes History for Ukraine; GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH Tunisians Sent Home by Penalty GROUP H
Byline: By MARTYN ZIEGLER
ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO was hailed Ukraine's history-maker after a cool penalty gave his side a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Shevchenko scored from the spot in 70th minute of the match against Tunisia in Berlin's Olympic Stadium after he had been tripped.
The 1-0 victory saw Ukraine, playing in the World Cup for the first time, finish second in Group H behind Spain.
Anatoliy Tymoschuk, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder who was voted man of the match, said: "It's an historic moment for us and it's fantastic to be in the last 16, but that is not enough. Now we have to aim to keep it going and focus on the next match.
"Tunisia were tougher opponents than Saudi Arabia but we expected that - we had seen the videos and we knew they were very mobile and had good pace in the side. They were certainly motivated and were going full tilt."
He added: "We had an extra-man advantage for much of the match but they made it very difficult for us, and in the end Andriy Shevchenko's penalty made history for Ukraine."
There were doubts about the validity of the penalty decision, and whether Tunisia should have had a spot-kick of their own. …