2019 World Cup (U-20): Ukraine's national team holds first place in the group in the World Cup!

Having drawn a draw with the Nigeria national team, Alexander Petrakov's team was ahead of all the contenders in his quartet.

For the match against Nigeria the national team of Ukraine came in the status of participant of the 1/8 finals. The outcome of this confrontation was only to determine from which place the blue and yellow would come to the playoffs. And to win his group, the wards of Alexander Petrakov was enough to play and draw.

Compared to previous matches, the coach of the blue-yellows in the starting lineup made seven substitutions at once. The Ukrainians started the match cautiously, first of all worrying about the safety of their goal. And it paid off, for the whole first half the Nigerians almost did not bother Andriy Lunin. But at the first opportunity, the blue and yellows tried to flee in quick counterattacks. But our team also had problems with the accuracy and number of shots. However, the first shot at the opponent's goal ended in a goal. In the 30th minute Kashchuk flew to the right flank and hung to the penalty area, where Sikan scored a goal, hitting the goal with his head. 0: 1.

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At our gate, in principle, everything was calm until the 45th minute. But in the game clash, the referee saw a foul by Safronov. Penalty. To the delight of Ukrainian football fans, Lunin won a duel in Tijan.

The second half also started with trouble at our goal. The VAR system has helped Nigerians. After watching the episode, the referee decided that Popov played a hand in his penalty. This time, Lunin lost the duel to the same Tijani. 1: 1.

After that, the game of the national team of Ukraine deteriorated a bit. The team started to get too close to their goal. And although the Nigerians did not cause much trouble, the tension was high. But gradually, thanks in large part to Bulets, who came on as a substitute, the Ukrainians began to have counterattacks, sometimes very promising. So the game reached the finish line, which allowed the team of Alexander Petrakov to take first place in his group. The match of the 1/8 finals is waiting for her on June 3 in the city of Tychy.  

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2019 World Cup (U-20). Group Tournament. 3 round

NіgerіyaUkraine1:1 Zorya success in the match with Leicester City

Goalи: Tijani (51, penalty kick) Sikan (30). 45 + 1 minutes into the match missed a penalty kick (goalkeeper).

Nigeria: Oremade, Rabiu, Ido (k), Salavudin, Ogbu, Ofoborch, Mikael, Okon, Makanjula (Eletu, 87), Efiom (Offia, 74), Tijani (Sor, 90 + 2).

Substitutions: Ogundare, Zakala, Ozornfavor, Del-Bashir, Adams, Emeka, Muhammad.

Head coach: Paul Eigbogun.

Ukraine: Lunin, Bezkorovayny, Bondar (k), Popov, Snurnicin (Kornienko, 46), Safronov, Dryslyuk, Czech, Kashchuk, Sikan (Buletsa, 46), Ustimenko (Spouse, 72).

Substitutions: Kucheruk, Raznik, Veremienko, Tsitaishvili, Khakhlev, Musolitin, Hemp.

Head coach: Alexander Petrakov.

Referee: Fernando Rapallini (Argentina).

Booked: Tijani (36), Effiom (56) - Snurnitsyn (5), Popov (50).

30 May. Bielsko-Biala. City Stadium.

Group D

24.05.2019

Qatar - Nigeria - 0: 4 

Ukraine - USA - 2: 1

27.05.2019

Qatar - Ukraine - 0: 1

USA - Nigeria — 2: 0

30.05.2019

Nigeria - Ukraine1:1

USA - Qatar - 1: 0

Summary table

 

 

G

W

D

L

GD

О

 1.

Ukraine

3

2

1

0

4-2

7

 2.

USA

3

2

0

1

4-2

6

 3.

Nіgerіya

3

1

1

1

5-3

4

 4.

Qatar

3

0

0

3

0-6

0

The two best teams of each quartet and four of the six best teams among the third places will advance to the playoffs. 

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