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Ukraine trounce Saudi Arabia 4-0

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india Updated: Jun 19, 2006 23:55 IST

Andriy Shevchenko scored his first World Cup goal on Monday to lead Ukraine to a 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Group H.

Shevchenko scored with a header from Maxim Kalinichenko's set piece in the 46th minute, barely 30 seconds after halftime.

Andriy Rusol, Serhiy Rebrov and Kalinichenko also scored, giving Ukraine three points in the group.

Rusol got the first goal off Kalinichenko's corner in the fourth minute, knocking the ball in off his left knee. Rebrov added the second in the 36th with a 35-meter (yard) shot.

Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mabrouk Zayed might have reached it on time but slipped on the wet grass, letting the ball into the top corner.

Kalinichenko scored in the 84th to complete a turnaround after Ukraine lost its opener against Spain 4-0.