Ukraine kept Ronaldo and played a draw in Portugal

Украина сдержала Роналду и сыграла вничью в Португалии

The Ukrainian team started with a draw in qualification for Euro 2020.

The national team of Ukraine with a draw against the reigning Champions of Europe Portugal started qualification for Euro 2020.

Shevchenko was surprised by the choice of Central defender Matvienko, but the game showed that the choice was justified. Matvienko, as well as the whole defense played vernadine at his gate, despite the fact that Portugal whole match at a high tempo and attacked, crushed, but our defenders did not waver.

The first moment at the gate of Andrei Pyatov was in the middle of the half. Pepe has won the selection at the line of the penalty area and punched in touch – Pyatov rescued his team, turning the game ball for a corner. After a corner sent the ball into the goal, but the referee Stavrev canceled a goal: Carvalho was offside.

By and large, from Portugal for the entire first half was three points and they were all from Cristiano Ronaldo. In the first episode Ronaldo dealt with Kravtsov and immediately shot into the near corner, but Pyatov managed to fold and pull the ball from the near corner.

A few minutes later Pyatov slipped in his own penalty area and almost brought a goal out of the blue, but managed to get up and knock the ball before him had Ronaldo.

At the end of the half there was another moment from Ronaldo, when he again dangerously punched in a near corner, and re-Pyatov managed to recapture.

At the start of the second half, two things had Andre Silva, but it “stopped” Pyatov. In one of these Pyatov made a wonder save, pulling the ball from the top corner in spectacular jump.

At the end of the match Nabal Portugal the danger is not created. With canopies and penetrating passes into the penalty area and our defence confidently coped.

Moreover, Ukraine could not snatch victory in the closing stages. Five minutes before the final whistle Samir Nasri struck from outside the penalty area, causing the first blow for his team in a shot. Rui Patricio hesitantly returned a ball before itself, and the finishing was first debuted for the national team Junior Moraes, Brazilian Ukrainian but missed from a good position.

As a result, a natural draw, which was a bonus for the team Shevchenko in the selection. In the next match, the Portuguese will accept on the home field of the Serb and Ukrainian team will travel to Luxembourg.

Portugal — Ukraine 0:0

Portugal: Patrício — Cancela, Pepe, Diaz, And Guerreiro, Carvalho, Neves (R. Silva, 63), Moutinho (Mario, 87) — B. Silva, A. Silva (Souza, 73), Ronaldo.

Ukraine: Pyatov — Karavaev, Kryvtsov, Matvienko, Mikolenko — Stepanenko — Marlos (Tsygankov, 66), Malinowski, Zinchenko, Linnet (Buyalsky, 87) — Yaremchuk (Moraes, 77).

Warning: Stepanenko.

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