The national team of Ukraine in the second match of the League of Nations in Lviv for the first time in an official match beat Slovakia.
After attacking extravaganza in the away match against Czech Republic Ukraine on empty “Arena-Lviv” faced with a disciplined Slovaks, whom managed to minimize the activity of key players of the “blue-yellow”, but in attack the guests looked very unconvincing, causing in 90 minutes only one shot on target Andriy Pyatov.
It seemed that the Slovaks will do their job and take from the city a goalless draw, but in the 80th minute and substitute Victor Tsygankov after excellent pass by Roman Yaremchuk earned a penalty, but Andriy Yarmolenko converted a judicial verdict and continued its pursuit of the status of the best scorer in the history of Ukraine.
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine): “the Match was very heavy. The Slovaks are a good team. A large role was played by the patience we showed. If opened, would begin to lose ground, could be a problem, but the guys played in an organized way. In our group, nothing is decided. There are still difficult fights. We have strong rivals, and even group”.
Jan Kozak (Slovakia): “We thought about this match. The guys have nothing to blame, they played well. It was necessary to use moments that we had in both halves. The game was equal. We are disappointed with the penalty and do not believe that he deserved the defeat.”
The next match in the League of Nations the national team of Ukraine will hold the 16th of October against the Czech Republic.
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