Experimental the composition of the Ukrainian team fell in the final match of the League of Nations UEFA against Slovakia.
Shevchenko for the first time in 9 years in an official match left Andriy Pyatov on the bench. In the gate took the goalkeeper of “Dynamo” Denys Boyko, and at the point of attack unexpectedly forward “Mariupol” Andriy Boryachuk, who replaced the injured Roman Yaremchuk of “Ghent”.
“Blue-yellow” decided to surprise the Slovaks scheme with three Central defender, but from first minutes it became obvious that Ukraine is not ready to play on such a scheme. Regular lapses in defense and frankly bad action smartly in the gate led to two goals at 6 minutes Rusnak after the played penalty shot into the near corner, and 20 minutes later smartly managed his fists to hit the ball into his own net after hitting Kutski the center of the goal.
Before the break the Ukrainians in front of goal remember is that blocked kick Boryachuk and a long shot and Malinowski, with whom Dubravka has no trouble.
A chance for a comeback of the guests came in the 47th minute – caravan shot at a Linnet, and Eugene a spectacular strike from 20 metres-ti reduced the gap to one goal. Alas, the hope has quickly faded – Trelak a spectacular kick butt for the third time struck smartly, and 10 minutes later Mac impeccable passing shot brought the score to devastating. It should be noted that before the fourth goal Konoplyanka and Boyarchuk jumped out on gate of the Slovaks, but Eugene got greedy and ruined a great chance for the second goal.
With the score 1:4 Ukraine team actively went forward, however, all attempts Zinchenko, Malinowski and Tsygankov to get away from this crushing defeat was not successful.
2018 national team of Ukraine will complete on 20 November in Antalya, a friendly match against Turkey.
Slovakia – Ukraine 4:1
Goals: Rusnak, 6, Kucka, 26, Tralac, 2, Mack, 61 – Linnet, 47
Slovakia: Dubravka – Pekarík, Skrtel, Skrinjar, Hancco – Gregos – Rusnak Kucka (Bero, 30), Hamsik, Mak (Stoch, 68) – Trelak (Ďuriš, 82).
Ukraine: Boiko – Karavaev, Burda, Kryvtsov (Plastun, 14), Matvienko Zinchenko, Stepanenko, Malinovskiy – Tsygankov, Boyarchuk (Kovalenko, 62), Linnet (Shaparenko, 64).
Warning: Gregus – Burda, Stepanenko, Plastun.
Standings: Ukraine – 9, Slovakia 3, Czech Republic – 3.
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