European champions Italy still managed to qualify for Euro 2024 after a goalless draw away to Ukraine in Group C of the qualifiers for a place in Germany.
The Azzurri thus finished second in the group with 14 points, the same as Ukraine, but thanks to victory on Italian soil, Luciano Spalletti’s men qualified for Euro 2024.
Already in the 7th minute, the symbolic visitors had a clear situation when Federico Chiesa wasted a good opportunity, shooting from a clear position over the goal. After half an hour of play, the goalkeeper of Ukraine made a great save on a shot by Davide Fratesi.
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Ukraine could have surprised the European champions early in the second half when Mihailo Mudryk latched on to a cross in the box and shot, but Gianluigi Donnarumma saved.
In the final seconds, Ukraine claimed a penalty for a foul on Mudryk in the box, but the referee and VAR passed the situation over.
Until the end, Italy’s defense did not crack and qualified the country for the European Championship in Germany.