Selection of Euro-2024. The national team of Ukraine won a victory away from the team of Malta

Today, October 17, the national team of Ukraine played an away match against the team of Malta as part of the Euro 2024 qualification.

Prior to that, Serhii Rebrov's wards completed half of the October task, beating North Macedonia in Prague (2:0). Now the national team of Ukraine arrived in Malta with three points. Today, Kryvtsov (injury) and Malinovskyi (overflow of cards) could not help the blue-yellow team, and Stepanenko was also not included in the application for the game. In addition, the coaching staff resorted to a small rotation.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

The guests' performance in the first half was ambiguous. Our team possessed the ball, but it was very difficult to create chances, the players made a lot of mistakes. In the 12th minute, the Maltese took the lead altogether, when Paul Mbong escaped from the defenders during an attack in the center and shot between the legs of Trubin.

For a long time, the blue and yellow could not get to Bonello's possessions, until the islanders themselves helped. In the 38th minute, Sudakov made a kick-pass, and Kamenzuli curiously sent the ball into his own goal at the far post. Soon the Ukrainians were already in the lead — Mudryk scored a penalty, which was converted by Dovbyk.

Before the break, Malta almost won back - Guillaume's shot rattled the crossbar. In a moment, he checked Trubin from a free kick. The Ukrainians did not take long to respond, but Mudryk did not take advantage of Bonello's mistake, allowing the goalkeeper to make a save.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

At the beginning of the second half, the teams exchanged several blows. Gradually, the Ukrainians returned to control the ball, which did not prevent the hosts from conducting dangerous attacks. So, in the 61th minute, Trubin had to be rescued after Nwoko's kick from the U-turn.

Later, Mudryk made a great effort from a distance, but Bonello was on the spot. The Maltese responded with a dangerous strike from Joseph Mbong which went wide of the target. At the end of the match, Mudryk removed all questions about the winner by scoring his debut goal for the national team. Mykhailo broke through the flank, moved to the center and hit the far corner with a brilliant long shot.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

After that, Zubkov and Konoplya had good moments, but the guests failed to score the fourth time. So we have the victory of Serhii Rebrov's wards with a score of 3:1, which took them to second place in the group. Now our national team faces the final and decisive match of Euro-2024 qualification — against Italy. Nominally, the blue-yellows' home game will take place on November 20 in Leverkusen, Germany.

Euro-2024. Qualifying tournament. Group C

8 round

Malta — Ukraine — 1: 3 (1: 2)

Goals: P. Mbong (12) — Kamenzuli (38, own goal), Dovbyk (43, from penalty), Mudryk (85).

Malta: Bonello, D. Mbong (Attard, 78), S. Borg (c), Pepe, J. Borg, Camenzouli, Guillaume, N. Muscat (Christensen, 68), Jankam (Pizani, 87), Nwoko (Satar' it, 68), P. Mbong (Montebello, 87).

Substitutions: Al-Tumi, Galea, Shaw, Piper, Overend, Z. Muscat, Apap.

Trainer: Michele Marcolini.

Ukraine: Trubin, Karavaev (Zubkov, 76), Zabarny, Matvienko (Svatok, 46), Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko (k) (Pikhalyonok, 87), Vanat (Konoplia, 67), Sudakov (Nazarina, 67), Mudryk, Dovbyk.

Substitutions: Bushchan, Riznyk, Mykhailichenko, Yaremchuk, Buyalskyi, Rusyn, Popov.

Trainer: Sergey Rebrov.

Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark).

Booked: Marcolini (59, not on the field), Pisani (90+3) — Matvienko (31), Zubkov (90+3).

October 17. Ta-Kali. National Stadium.

England — Italy — 3:1 (1:1)

Standings

 

Structure

G

W

D

L

GD

P

1

ENGLAND

6

5

1

0

19-3

16

2

Ukraine

7

4

1

2

11-8

13

3

Italy

6

3

1

2

11-7

10

North Macedonia

6

2

1

3

7-14

7

5

Malta

7

0

0

7

2-18

0

9 round

17.11.2023

England - Malta (21:45)

Italy - North Macedonia (21:45)

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