Football world's attention turns to Leverkusen's BayArena as Ukraine and Italy square off in a 'do or die' type of contest on Monday. Qualification for Euro 2024 is at stake as the two nations face each other in a nail-biting qualifying Group C's finale.
It is no secret that Juventus are monitoring the progress of Georgiy Sudakov, with the club sending scouts on more one occasion to witness the Ukrainian talent. Cristiano Giuntoli had reportedly already shortlisted Sudakov back when he was at Napoli, and the youngster has now commented on the links with Juventus.
Ukraine icon Andriy Shevchenko has revealed the most significant goal of his playing career, going back twenty years when Milan won their sixth European cup. The 2003 UEFA Champions League went the Rossoneri’s way after Shevchenko netted the final penalty of the game past Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon in the shootouts following a goalless scoreline in normal time.
While Luciano Spalletti was roused by Davide Frattesi’s match-winning brace against Ukraine, he wasn’t the least bit impressed by the new Inter midfielder’s comments after the game. Gianluigi Donnarumma was booed for large periods by the San Siro crowd, reacting to which Frattesi backed the former Rossoneri.
The Azzurri needed to win, and a win they got. Italy beat Ukraine 2-1 at the San Siro tonight in the fourth game of their Euro 2024 Qualifiers campaign as Luciano Spalletti collected his first W in his journey as the new Nazionale coach. Inter midfielder Davide Frattesi was the star of the night as he stroke twice in 30 minutes to build a two-goal cushion for his side.
Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov believes his side have everything in their power to cause an upset to Italy in their UEFA European Championship qualifier at San Siro. The Blue and Yellow have never won against Italy in a competitive match, but Rebrov maintained the trust in his troops to register a positive result.
Italy full-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo has backed the Azzurri to bounce back against Ukraine following their sub-par 1-1 draw against North Macedonia. Luciano Spalletti’s spell with the national team was enroute a satisfactory win after Ciro Immobile scored early in the second half, however, only until Enis Bardhi emerged with the equalizer.
Giuseppe Meazza is the venue as Italy and Ukraine go head-to-head in Tuesday's pivotal Euro 2024 qualifying showdown. Let’s look at our match preview for this high-stakes contest.
Andriy Shevchenko comes to Genoa with the reputation of an up-and-coming coach. The 45-year-old led his country to its best ever Euro finish in 2021, taking the Blue and Yellow to the Quarterfinals against England.
According to Sportitalia, Sampdoria have closed the deal for a highly-rated Ukrainian talent from Dynamo Kyiv, who shone at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup.
England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed four unsung Three Lions players following an overwhelming 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. After finishing fourth at the 2018 World Cup, England have reached the semi-finals in their second consecutive major tournament appearance in an emphatic fashion.
One of the most successful mid-sized teams in Europe, Sweden were also one of the most tedious seen at Euro 2020. On Tuesday night, they bowed out of the competition after succumbing to defeat against Ukraine whose manager Andriy Shevchenko is slowly, but steadily delivering.