Ukraine vs Wales: Euro 2025 Qualifier LIVE

Wilkinson said at Monday’s press conference that she was generally disappointed with the first half performance since taking charge, but would have been pleased with how the match started.

Wales almost took the lead in the opening minute when Gemma Evans’ long ball played through Rachel Rowe, but Darya Keliushyk matched the effort.

The chances came thick and fast, with three corners in the opening stages all causing the Ukrainian defense problems.

The best chance from those set pieces belonged to Kayleigh Barton, who was left completely unmarked at the front post but could not get her header on target from ten yards out.

Barton almost made up for it after 15 minutes when she got behind the Ukrainian defense and chipped the ball over Keliushyk, but Lyubov Shmatko came back to stop and clear the ball on the goal line.

Despite dominating the match, it was Ukraine who took the lead just like last week.

The Welsh defense failed to pick up Olha Ovdiychuk’s point, and her low ball across the penalty area was superbly dumped by Roksolana Kravchuk, leaving Yana Kalinina with a tap-in.

The second half started much the same as the first half, with Wales in full control of the match and Ukraine boxing in their own half.

Ceri Holland almost accidentally scored the equalizer two minutes after the restart, when Keliushyk had to tap her goal-bound cross onto the top of the crossbar and behind for a corner.

Although the match appeared to follow a similar pattern to Friday’s match, things became even more similar when Wales were awarded a penalty when Barton fell to the ground.

And just like at Parc y Scarlets, Barton scored the resulting penalty, smashing the ball through the middle.