League of Nations. A wonderful series of penalties from Alexander Shovkovsky with Switzerland

Throughout its history, the Ukrainian national team has only met twice with the team Switzerland, which will become the first contender blue and yellow in the draw in Nations League 2020/2021.

However, I am sure that one of these matches is still the most striking page in the life of our team. It occurred in Cologne, Germany within the framework of the 1/8 finals of the 2006 World Cup, when Oleg Blokhin's wards in the series of post-match penalties (the main and extra time of the game ended in a draw - 0-0) defeated the opponent with a score of 3: 0. The real hero of the battle was the current assistant of Andriy Shevchenko in the national team Alexander Shovkovsky, who did not allow the Swiss to ever score from the 11-meter mark.

We will add that at the moment two footballers, who are performers of today's national team of Ukraine, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevgeny Konoplyanka, already have the goals scored in the goal of Switzerland - in November 2010.

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