Ukraine suffered the first defeat in the League of Nations

Украина потерпела первое свое поражение в Лиге наций

Wards Shevchenko devastating lost to Slovakia.

The national team of Ukraine completed its performance in the group stage of the League of Nations with an away loss to Slovakia.

Ukraine earlier won the group, so in the match with Slovakia Andriy Shevchenko decided to experiment, playing with three Central defenders and with debutant Boryachuk in the attack.

We have to admit that the first time our team failed. Already at the end of the sixth minute and Marek hamšík decided to play the free-kick on the left flank, giving a transfer under attack albert Rusnak. Next was ricochet from the defender, which disoriented Boiko and Denis missed the near corner.

The Slovaks continued to escalate the situation near our goal and it was rewarded with the error Denys Boyko. Our Keeper was required to save his team after a long range shot Juraj Kutski, which he inflicted with damage, however the ball was exactly in the grid from exposed fists of the goalkeeper of Dynamo.

The only threat from the national team of Ukraine in the first half was the long shot of Malinowski in the stoppage time, which was not a problem for the goalkeeper of the opponent.

The second half was a positive for Ukraine. In the first attack caravan raced down the right flank, gave to the center in the penalty area line where the Linnet in beautiful touch sent the ball into the goal.

However, the intrigue for long. In the 52nd minute, the post rescued smartly after hitting McDonald’s, but Rusnak recovered the ball in the penalty area, where heel Trelak sent round to the corner of our gate. And after a few minutes Poppy was left alone on the corner kick, he got the ball. shifted to center and struck it into the far corner, making the score 4:1.

It is noteworthy that before the fourth goal conceded in the national team of Ukraine came counterattack 2-in-1 Boryachuk given to the Linnet, but Jack failed to beat the goalkeeper.

In General, in the second half, the Ukrainian team played much more interesting, the chances of Dubravka occurred regularly, but Malinowski, Zinchenko, Tsygankov, Stepanenko their moments failed to realize the goal.

In the end, the match ended with the score 4:1 for the Ukraine national team is not only the first defeat in the Europa League, but first in 2018. But still our team finish first, but Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the last round will compete among themselves the second place in the group and determine the loser who fall into Division C.

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.

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