National team’s victory

Monday, June 10, 2019

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On June 10, Ukraine played their fourth UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier

In Lviv, Andriy Shevchenko's men met with Luxembourg. Let us remind you that in March, the Yellow-and-Blues claimed a 2-1 away victory over these opponents.
 
Advantage goal
 
Just like in the goal galore vs the Serbs, the Miners Andriy Pyatov, Sergii Kryvtsov, Mykola Matviienko, and Taras Stepanenko appeared in the starting line-up. The Ukrainians managed to score an early goal: Yaremchuk finished off Malynovskyi’s assist to make it 1-0. Shortly after that, Stepanenko could have put his name on the scoresheet, but his header just hit the crossbar, followed by a great chance for Zinchenko - Moris rescuing his team. Midway through the first half, Luxembourg managed to level the play - several times they threatened the goal of Pyatov, but all their attempts were in vain. In particular, in the 36th minute, Andriy parried away Jans’ attempt, with Martins later scoring a goal while being offside.
 
Pyatov's saves
 
In the second half, the Yellow-and-Blues resumed pressure on the goal of Maurice: Yaremchuk and Tsyhankov struck wide from different ranges. The visitors responded with a good free-kick by Vincent Thill towards the right post - Pyatov made a save. Five minutes later, Andriy coped with an attempt on goal by Rodrigues. To normalize the course of events, Shevchenko’s men needed a second goal. Stepanenko won another aerial challenge in the opponents’ box only to see the ball go wide. 10 minutes away from time, Viktor Kovalenko appeared to freshen up the attacking third, later bringing Zinchenko through on goal - the keeper saved it. In the dying seconds, the goalscorer Yaremchuk also checked the goalkeeper's vigilance. The match eventually ended in a narrow win.
 
The national team of Ukraine have completed the summer campaign, extending their lead to 10 points in the qualifying group B. The next game will take place next season - vs Lithuania in Vilnius on September 7.
 
Ukraine 1-0 (1-0) Luxembourg 
 
Goal:
1-0 Yaremchuk (6’)
 
Ukraine: Pyatov (c), Karavaev, Kryvtsov, Matviienko, Mykolenko, Stepanenko, Malynovskyi, Zinchenko, Tsyhankov (Sobol, 88’), Konoplyanka (Kovalenko, 80’), Yaremchuk