Viktor Kovalenko - top marksman of World Cup group stage

Shakhtar’s midfielder has become the top scorer of the group stage of the U-20 World Cup, which is taking place in New Zealand.

We would like to remind you that the Ukraine national team have reached the knockout stage, taking first place. The Ukraine side have netted nine goals in three matches, five of them have been scored by Viktor Kovalenko.

Top 5 marksmen of the World Cup after group stage are as follows:

Player Games Minutes Goals (pens)
Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine) 3 267 5
André Silva (Portugal) 3 249 4 (1)
Benz Merv (Hungary) 3 196 4
Hani Mukhtar (Germany) 3 246 4 (1)
Mark Shtendera (Germany) 3 225 4 (2)

It should also be noted that Viktor made two goals assists during the group stage. Only Portugal’s Nunu Santush made more assists (3) than him. So, Kovalenko is one of the best players according to the ‘goal + pass’ system at the current stage of the U-20 World Cup.

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