U-21: the youth national team of Ukraine on the road lost to the Italian team in sparring
As part of preparations for the Euro-2023 (U-21) final tournament, the youth national team of Ukraine held a test match with the Italian team on the road.
The youth national team of Ukraine works at the NTZ in preparation for the final part of Euro-2023 (U-21), during which it has planned two sparring matches. The blue and yellow team played the first game against Denmark on March 24 in Belek, Turkey, and won in the last seconds — 3: 2.
Now the Ukrainians moved to the south of the Apennine Peninsula, where they met with the Italian youth team today at the "Oreste Granillo" stadium in the city of Reggio di Calabria. It should be noted that the actions of his wards were directed by Ruslan Rotan, who returned from the location of the main team of the country.
From the first minutes, the initiative was on the side of the hosts, in particular, Fajoli hit the target. In the case of the blue-yellow team, one can only note an inaccurate header from Vyunnyk. In the 19th minute, the Italians took the lead - Fagioli executed a standard from the right wing, and Lovato closed with a header. 1:0.
In the middle of the half, Kryskiv made a good pass to Kashchuk for a free kick, but it was prevented from scoring. Closer to the break, the pace increased, and the home team produced a cool stretch. Yes, Fajoli took two dangerous free kicks, after one of which he hit the post, once again Nescheret saved our team. The blue-yellow team responded with Sikan's kick in the plane. And in the time added by the referee, Udoji broke into the penalty area and passed it to Chancellor, who lacked accuracy.
After the break, the home team continued to control the ball, Nescheret saved after the strikes of Cancellieri and Bove. In the 68th minute, the Ukrainians equalized - Vyunnyk transferred to Kashchuk, who managed to get to the penalty spot through the opponents and beat the goalkeeper with a shot from the right.
However, very soon the Italians regained the advantage, when Nescheret and the crossbar saved our team during one of the attacks, but Colombo put the ball into the net on the third attempt. Later, the Apennines attacker scored a double, closing Oristanio's pass from the left wing. As a result, the hosts won - 3:1.
Friendly match of national teams
Italy (U-21) — Ukraine (U-21) — 3:1 (1:0)
Goals: Lovato (19), Colombo (71, 82) — Kashchuk (68).
Italy (U-21): Turati, Okoli, Lovato, Pirola, Bellanova (Pierozzi, 77), Ricci (k), Udoji, Fagioli, Bove (Fabian, 77), Cancellieri (Oristanio, 69), Colombo (Mulattieri, 89).
Substitutions: Caprile, Sorrentino, Parisi, Viti, Esposito, Casadei, Zappelli, Ruggeri, Baldanzi, Zanoli, Gallo, Carboni.
Head coach: Paolo Nicolato.
Ukraine (U-21): Nescheret, Lyakh, Talovyerov (k), Batagov, Vyvcharenko, Mykhaylenko (Ocheretko, 69), Brazhko, Kashchuk (Khlan, 69), Kryskiv, Vyunnyk (Nazarenko, 77), Sikan (Kukharevich, 77).
Substitutions: Kinareykin, Fesyun, Didyk, Zhelizko, Bilovar, Drambaev, Rubchinsky, Bol, Roman, Bragaru.
Head coach: Ruslan Rotan.
Referee: Chrysovalantis Teuli (Cyprus).
Booked: Batagov (18), Brazhko (88).
March 27. Reggio Calabria. Stadium "Oreste Granillo".
We will remind that this year the youth national team of Ukraine will take part in the final tournament of Euro-2023 (U-21). In total, 21 teams will participate in the forum, which will take place from June 8 to July 16 in Georgia and Romania. According to the results of the draw, which had happened On October 18 of last year in Bucharest, the blue and yellow got into group B, where will meet with Romania, Spain and Croatia. The three best teams of Euro 2023 (except France and England) will book their places at the 2024 Olympic Games.
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