Ukraine and Italy finished 0:0 in a crucial Euro 2024 qualifier. Both teams failed to score, but there were serious dangers in front of both goals. The goalkeepers in this match shone with several saves, and at the end of the match, Ukraine had serious claims for a penalty, which was not awarded. With this draw, Italy finished 2nd with an asset of 14 points, while Ukraine remains in third position with the same asset, but the Squadra Azzura will play at Euro 2024.
In the fifth minute came the first shot of the match after Viktor Tsygankov advanced with a ball at his feet and attempted a shot from distance, but Donnarumma had no problem catching it. Moments later, Federico Chiesa received a brilliant pass but squandered a huge opportunity, firing over the crossbar from the small penalty area.
In the 13th minute, Sudakov freed up space in the opponent’s penalty area and fired a powerful shot, but Donnarumma intervened again, managing to deflect. Shortly after, Barella tried a hard shot from distance, but Trubin also showed his reflexes and cleared for a corner.
In the 30th minute, Davide Fratezzi received a wonderful pass in the penalty area, he did not hesitate to shoot, but Trubin shone with a save.
Twenty minutes into the second half, Ukraine executed a long lateral throw, and Italy’s defense and Donnarumma did not understand, in which Mudrik could have signed off, but the guard recovered his position at the last moment and managed to save with his foot.
A minute before the end of regular time, Sudakov was in a good position in the penalty area and attempted a shot, but the Italy guard was careful again and managed to save. At the end of the match, Mudrik fell on the grass in the opponent’s penalty area, but the head referee signaled that he would not give a penalty for such a situation.
Ukraine: 12. Anatoly Trubin, 16. Vitaly Mikolenko, 13. Ilya Zabarniy, 4. Alexander Svatok, 2. Yuhim Konoplia, 6. Taras Stepanenko, 10. Mykhailo Mudrik, 17. Oleksandr Zinchenko, 7. Georgiy Sudakov, 15. Viktor Tsygankov, 11. Artyom Dovbik
Italy: 1. Gianluigi Donnarumma, 3. Federico Dimarco, 6. Alessandro Bongiorno, 15. Francesco Accerbi, 2. Giovanni Di Lorenzo, 18. Federico Barella, 8. Jorginho, 17. Davide Fratesi, 14. Federico Chiesa, 20. Nicolo Zaniolo, 10. Giacomo Raspadori