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Looking for goals, Rooney must beat Ukraine's 4th-choice goalkeeper Pyatov at Euro 2012

France's Jeremy Menez, left, scores the opening goal past Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov, right, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between Ukraine and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 17, 2012 - 9:01 AM

DONETSK, Ukraine - If Wayne Rooney is to score on his return to the England lineup on Tuesday, he will have to beat the fourth-choice goalkeeper of Ukraine.

That, however, sounds easier than it is.

Andriy Pyatov made some impressive saves in the European Championship co-host's Group D matches against Sweden and France, and was blameless for the three goals conceded.

Pyatov wasn't even No. 1 at his club Shakhtar Donetsk just months ago. But Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin still favoured him after three 'keepers were ruled out of Euro 2012 because of injury and suspension.

Blokhin says "He played well. He did what he could and I am fully satisfied with his work."

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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