2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Artem Kravets (31')
  • Andriy Yarmolenko (81')
  • Ruslan Rotan (87')

Ruslan Rotan, Ukraine cruise to win over Kosovo

Ruslan Rotan's long-range strike rounded off a comfortable 3-0 win for Ukraine over Group I rivals Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier in Krakow.

Artem Kravets had sent the hosts on their way to their first win of the campaign when he side-footed past visiting keeper Samir Ujkani in the 31st minute.

Smarting from last week's crushing 6-0 defeat to Croatia, the Kosovans put up stiff resistance with Ujkani saving well to deny Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Yarmolenko finally made it 2-0 nine minutes from full-time before Rotan completed victory for Ukraine by firing home from outside the box three minutes from the end.