The team of Andriy Shevchenko in Genoa showed their character and went from defeat in the match with the Italians.
From the first minutes Ukraine had desperately to fight back – Pyatov made a save in the opening stages of the match, parried dangerous attacks Bernardeschi, Bonucci, Barely and Chiesa, and when Andrew was powerless, the “blue-yellow” forgive Insigne, miraculously caught in a corner.
Closer to the middle of the first half, Ukraine managed to reduce the pressure on the defense. At the gate opposite the first hint of danger was only in the 27th minute when Donnarumma without any problems parried a weak blow Linnets.
Before the whistle for the break, the teams exchanged dangerous moments – Pyatov took the blows and Insigne Chiesa, and Donnarumma and protection of the neutralized two promising attack Marlos.
In the 55th minute the ball has appeared in collars of Ukraine – Bernardeschi decided on a long shot, and the ball from Pyatov’s hands flew into the near corner.
To the surprise of the guests almost immediately managed to equalise. After a corner Burda dropped the ball on Malinowski – midfielder of “Genk” successfully caught the ball on the foot and a kick sent it round very tightly with a bar.
After eight minutes Ukraine almost took the lead – great shot of Malinowski’s free-kick hit the crossbar, then Donnarumma parried the blow Stepanenko head, and Yaremchuk on the rebound missed the target.
At the end of the match, the Italians stormed the gate Pyatov – Ukraine fought for the second time in history lost to four-time world Champions.
16 Oct national team of Ukraine in Kharkov in the third round of the League of Nations to take the Czech Republic.
Italy – Ukraine 1:1
Goals: Bernardeschi, 55 – Malinowski, 63
Italy: Donnarumma – Florenzi (Piccini, 84), Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi (Criscito, 87) – Verratti (Bonaventure, 70), Jorginho, Barella (Pellegrini, 78) – Insigne (Berardi, 78), Bernardeschi (Immobile, 57), Chiesa.
Ukraine: Pyatov – Karavaev, Burda, Rakitskiy (Krivtsov, 87), Matvienko – Sydorchuk (Stepanenko, 57), Lyudmila Zinchenko, Marlos (Tsygankov, 46), Linnet (Petryak, 73) – Yaremchuk (A. Kravets, 76, Butko, 90).
Warning: Verratti, Chiesa – Rakitskiy, Burda
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