Women's League of Nations. In the first match of the playoffs, the national team of Ukraine defeated Bulgaria on the road

The women's national team of Ukraine held an away match against the Bulgarian team within the playoffs for the right to play in the B division of the League of Nations.

Our team in autumn took it third place in the group and managed to overtake Slovenia in the ranking of the third teams, avoiding relegation to League C. So now the wards of Volodymyr Pyatenko dropped out face off in the playoffs for a place in the V division in Bulgaria. In recent days, the national team of Ukraine trained in Antalya, Turkey, after which it went to an away game in the town of Kirzhali.

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The blue-yellow team took the lead in the 6th minute, when Kravchuk took advantage of Andrukhiv's pass and overtook the goalkeeper. The Ukrainian women continued to have the initiative, created moments, and already in the middle of the first half, Andruhiv from Ovdiychuk's pass doubled the advantage of the guests.

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After the break, the Andruhs were in trouble, as they left the field on a stretcher. The Ukrainian women continued to have a significant advantage, but this time the Bulgarian goalkeeper prevented our team from getting upset several times. However, at the end of the match, Glushchenko did break the face-off, taking advantage of Khimich's pass. And already in the compensated time after Khimich served, Kotyk scored from the standard. In the end, we have 4:0 in favor of Volodymyr Pyatenko's team.

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The return match between Ukraine and Bulgaria will be played on February 27. Nominally a blue-yellow home game will hold at the "Mardan" stadium in the city of Antalya (Turkey). The start of this match is at 15:00 Kyiv time. Entry to the game is free.

Women's League of Nations-2023/2024. Play-off for a place in League B. First match

Bulgaria — Ukraine — 0:4 (0:2)

Goals: Kravchuk (6), Andrukhov (24), Glushchenko (83), Kotyk (90+5).

Bulgaria: Shahanska, Kefalova, Ya. Ivanova, Dimitrova (k), Karaivanova, Stankova (Boycheva, 46), Petrova (Parapunova, 86), Naydenova (Zheleva, 69), Popadiynova (Petkova, 69), Adrianova (Karadzhov, 46), D. Ivanova.

Trainer: Sylvia Radoyska.

Ukraine: Kelyushik, Petryk (Podolska, 74), Kotyk, Shmatko (k), Basanska (Derkach, 84), Andrukhov (Kozlova, 50), Semkiv (Korsun, 84), Khimich, Ovdiychuk, Kravchuk (Malahova, 74), Glushchenko.

Trainer: Volodymyr Pyatenko.

Referee: Minka Vekkeli (Finland).

Warning: Shahanska (90+3).

February 23. Kirzhali. "Arda Arena".

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