On Monday, November 20, the Ukrainian national football team will play the decisive match of the qualifying tournament for the 2024 European Championship. Sergei Rebrov’s wards take on Italy in a nominally home game. Only a victory will lead the “blue-yellow” to the continental championship, bypassing the playoffs.
The match takes place at the “Bay-Arena” stadium in Leverkusen, Germany. OBOZ.UA is conducting an online broadcast of the match between Ukraine and Italy. The match starts at 21:45 Kyiv time.
Euro-2024. Qualifying tournament
Group C. 10th round
Leverkusen, “Bay-Arena” stadium
Chief referee: Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain), referee VAR: Juan Martinez (Spain)
Ukraine – Italy – 0:0
44. Sudakov bit the opponent’s attack and made a shot. Two of ours didn’t make it right away.
42. Another fire in our penalty area. Chiesa almost broke through.
42. Hemp leaves in the center of the field.
39. Ours simply turn off from the game at certain moments.
38. Konoplya shot to the goal of the Italians. Dovbyk is nowhere near there.
37. Chiesa was barely stopped by the three of them.
36. Sudakov gave a heel to his partner. At the opponent’s feet.
34. 33% possession of the ball.
32. Fires near our gates. Chiesa shoots along the goal, but Raspadori did not have time.
32. Complete domination of Italy at the moment.
30. We were very tight in our penalty area.
29. Trubin! Taschit one-on-one exit from Fratteza!
28. Oh… Di Lorenzo didn’t hit the corner after the corner.
27. Mykolenko stopped the Frattes in British style.
26. Mudryk now for some reason began to pick up a heavy rebound. Although the Italians went out.
24. Mykolenko gave a very awkward pass to Zabarny. The loss of ours in the center of the field.
22. Trubin takes Barella’s draft.
21. The ball stopped lingering at all.
20. Di Lorenzo weakly headed higher.
19. Now Italy is covering our defense with canopies.
18. Raspadori punched from the penalty line. To the defender.
16. Whoah! Trubin pulls Barella’s ball out of the corner.
14. Sudakov! Hit from 20 meters! Tyanet Donnarumma.
13. Mudryk now beautifully rocked Fratteza.
12. Mudryk shot well, but Konoply was overtaken by the defenders.
10. The Italians take control of the ball.
8. Free kick from Tsygankov. In the hands of Donnarumme.
7. WARNING. Boungiorno frankly knocked down Dovbyk.
7. Whoah! The moment is at our door. After playing a corner, Chiez didn’t really hit the ball.
5. Tsygankov decided to hit meters from the 22nd. On the place of Donnarumma.
4. Our Italians meet hard.
2. Sudakov could not give an exact answer to Mudryk.
THE MATCH HAS STARTED! Ukrainians played from the center of the field!
21:47. Some kind of delay with the start.
21:42. Charged the stadium “Not dead yet…” Goosebumps.
21:41. The Italian anthem played.
21:39. Teams go to the field.
15 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. Everything is ready for the starting whistle of the referee.
20 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. The Italians also have a surprise in the center of the defense. Boungiorno from “Torino” will be part of the national team only for the second time.
35 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. Today, matches similar to ours are played in the Czech Republic and Slovenia. There, the local teams host Moldova and Kazakhstan, respectively. Both there and there, the guests can go to the Euros for the first time in history if they win.
40 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. The teams started their pre-match session. Ours with the ball, the Italians are running.
45 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. Teams appear for warm-up.
55 MINUTES TO THE MATCH. Of course, Andriy Shevchenko will be at the stadium. I have already arrived.
70 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. Suddenly – Svatok in the center of defense instead of Matviyenko.
75 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. The teams have already arrived at the stadium.
90 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. For now, let’s take a look at our dressing room.
100 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. The stadium is still empty.
120 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. You can start the countdown. And we are waiting for the starting lineups. Spalletti did not promise many substitutions compared to the match with North Macedonia, and everything looks quite predictable with Rebrov.
150 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH. 17 participants of the final part of Euro-2024 are already known. Today we will find out three more teams, tomorrow – the last owner of the ticket before the playoffs.
3 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Our fans are already gathering near the stadium.
3.5 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Today there will be a Ukrainian performance in the stands.
4.5 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. The match will be sold out – about 30,000 fans. The match will be the first for the “blue and yellow” in Leverkusen. But our clubs have been here before – “Dynamo”, “Metalist”, “Tavriya” and “Shakhtar” managed to get only two draws.
5 TIME TO MATCH. Leverkusen is preparing for an invasion of fans.
6.5 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. By the way, from jokes. The collectors live in a hotel right on the territory of “BayArena”.
7 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. For some reason, the Italians today decided to abandon the home kit. Our team will play in yellow, and the opponents will play in white.
8 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Here, the bookmakers collapsed the rates… Ukraine is already given 4.80.
11 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. Rebrov decided on an application for the game. “Dynamo” defender Alexander Karavaev, his colleague from LASK Maksym Talaverov and “Shakhtar” midfielder Egor Nazarina will definitely not play.
12 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. UAF calls to unite around the national team.
23 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Another part of Spalletta’s press conference. They asked about congratulating “Zenith” on the championship. The answer in the style of peace in the world: “I believe that it is incorrect to link sports to conflicts with which I categorically disagree. Italians are also a long-suffering people. I hope that this conflict will end soon.”
24 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Spalletti tactfully said that there is no favorite in the game…
26 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. And this is our occupation.
26 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. The teams are training today at the Bay Arena. Buffonishche in the building.
26 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. Sergey Rebrov shared his expectations for the match with the words “we are not playing for Zelensky”.
27 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. If the Czech Republic goes to the Euros (99% probability), Ukraine will participate in the draw for participation in the playoffs of Path A. There are already Poland and Estonia, and Wales or Croatia will join them.
28 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Whoah! Serbia won 1-0 in Bulgaria, but then unexpectedly conceded twice. At that time, Montenegro was winning in Budapest. As a result, the Bulgarians achieved only a draw, and the Hungarians won 3:1. This means that Ukraine received an additional chance to qualify for the Euros through the League of Nations playoffs.
33 TIMES BEFORE THE MATCH. Today, Ukraine can get a guaranteed place in the playoffs. This will happen if Serbia leaves Group G. To do this, the Balkans need only not lose to Bulgaria or wait for Montenegro to lose points in the game with Hungary.
34 HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH. Greetings to all football fans! The main match of the year awaits the Ukrainian national team in Leverkusen. We only need a victory to directly qualify for the Euro. The Italians will settle for a draw.
The meeting will be shown live on publicly accessible regional channels of “Suspilny”. Also, the picture from Germany will be available on the “Megogo Football” TV channel, which is included in the “Maximal” or “Sport” subscription, and on a special pop-up channel opened by the “Optimal” subscription of the Megogo media service.
Commentators for the match on Megogo will be Roberto Morales and Vitaly Kravchenko.
Italians are considered the favorites of the match. Bets on the victory of the guests are accepted with a coefficient of 1.91.
A draw is valued at 3.60. And indicators of the success of the Ukrainian national team reach the level of 3.90.
The meeting was entrusted to a team of referees from Spain, headed by Jesus Gil Manzano. He will be assisted by linesmen Diego Barbero and Angel Nevado Rodriguez, and the role of the fourth referee will be played by Guillermo Cuadra.
The video assistant referee (VAR) system will also be used at the game, for which Juan Martinez is responsible.
Ukraine: Trubin – Konoplia, Zabarny, Matvyenko, Mykolenko – Stepanenko – Tsygankov, Sudakov, Zinchenko, Mudryk – Dovbyk
Italy: Donnarumma – Darmian, Gatti, Acherby, Dimarco – Barella, Jorginho, Bonaventura – Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa
Both teams have 13 points, but Italy’s victory in the face-to-face meeting in Milan will allow it to keep second place and qualify for the Euros even in the event of a draw.
The Ukrainians lost six official matches out of six to the “Squadre Azzurri”. In qualifying for Euro-96, the Italians were stronger – 2:0 and 3:1. At the 2006 World Cup, “blue-yellow” lost to their opponent in the quarterfinals – 0:3.
In qualifying for the continental championship in 2008, our team led by Oleg Blokhin lost twice – 0:2 and 1:2. Finally, in September, the Italians won 2:1.
Also, the teams played three friendly matches – two meetings ended in a draw (0:0 and 1:1), and one more was lost to the Italians 2:0.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on the eve of the match with Italy, the Ukrainian national team defeated the Polish team in secret sparring.
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