Ukraine And Italy appeared Draws without goalsIn a match that witnessed a lot of tension and suspense, the second place award in the third group of qualifiers went to Luciano Spalletti’s team, which will be in the final stage of the tournament. Euro 2024.
The first half ended without goals, but the result was not consistent with the image of the two teams at Bay Arena.
As usual, the home team went one better, creating the conditions for them to open the scoring, as Zhigankov and Sudakov fell to Donnarumma in the 5th and 14th minutes respectively.
However, from the end of the first half onwards, Squadra Azzurra picked up the pace and dominated the match. But Tropin blocked Barella’s shot in the 16th minute, and Di Lorenzo’s header in the 28th minute was off target, while Frazzi missed a quadruple with Tropin in the next minute!
In the replay, the pace dropped and both teams were now more cautious, looking for the desired goal through some quick attacking moves.
Italy threatened first with Chiesa’s shot in the 58th minute, but Ukraine responded seven minutes later. When Mondrick shot the ball from a position on the left side, forcing Donnarumma to make a stunning intervention…
Jorginho blocked Chigankov’s shot from the right side of the penalty area, and helped Donnarumma save it in the 65th minute, followed by changes on both sides and the match was “stopped”.
However, emotions were running high until the end, after Ukraine – rightly – protested in the third minute of stoppage time, to Azerbey’s penalty kick against Modryk. Referee Mantano was not moved, and VAR did not intervene, with the score remaining at 0-0 until the end!
In another match today – and not important in terms of points – for the group, North Macedonia And England came associated with 1-1.
The “Three Lions” hit the crossbar in the 14th minute, through a shot from Rice, while they watched Lewis execute a penalty kick awarded by the video assistant referee to Mievski, in the 38th minute. Pardy took over the task, and Pickford advanced from the left side and saved the ball, but as the stage progressed The captain of the home team grabbed the rebound and with a powerful shot made the score 1-0 in the 41st minute!
England entered strongly in the second half and scored through Grealish in only the 47th minute, but Manchester City’s goal was canceled for offside after the video assistant referee. Kane entered the match in the 58th minute, and in the next stage he participated in the stage that ended in a 1-1 draw, through Atanasov’s own goal…
Summary of today’s results:
Ukraine and Italy 0-0
North Macedonia-England 1-1
(41′ Pardi – 59′ Auto. Atanasov)
The final result:
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