On the eve of the national team of Ukraine in the fifth round of world Cup qualifiers in Zagreb lost to Croatia.
The fate of the match between Croatia and Ukraine decided individual skill of players “Checkers” – in the 38th minute, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have jointly delivered the ball to Nikola Kalinic and former Dnipro striker roundhouse ideal for the execution of the blow sent the ball into the near top corner Andriy Pyatov.
Answer the only effective attack Croatia, Ukraine failed. “Blue-yellow” after the goal failed to create a truly 100% of the time.
Ante Čačić (Croatia): “Ukraine looked good, she deserves respect. Therefore, three points are very valuable for us. We’re halfway there and now it’s important with him not to stray. In the previous qualifiers Croatia started well and we know how things can be difficult. It is important to maintain concentration.”
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine): “I think in this match the important role played the implementation. There were different phases of the game, when we defended, and attacked the Croats and Vice versa. There were chances for both teams, but they have their own convert, and we don’t. Today the team looked decent. A fair result would be draw.”
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