The national team of Ukraine left from defeat in a friendly match against Italy and extend their unbeaten streak to eight matches.
“Blue-yellow” had a terrible first half, and only great game Andriy Pyatov rescued the team from 2-3 goals conceded.
In the second half, Pyatov can not cope with a wet ball after a long range shot Bernardeschi, but Ukraine showed character and quickly evened the score a debut goal in the national team shirt was marked by Ruslan Malinowski.
With the score 1:1 “blue-yellow” almost turned the tide of the game – Malinowski hit the crossbar, Stepanenko shot pulled the goalkeeper of the Italians, and Tsygankov a little bit not enough accuracy after a good counterattack.
The ending of the match was the dominance Gained in Ukraine has survived and extended its streak to 366 days.
Roberto Mancini (Italy): “I Think we deserved to score today at least a couple of goals. Should improve this aspect and continue in the same spirit. We need to be sharper in attack, because when there are times you need to score”.
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine): “Italy played very well, removed her hat, especially in the first half. They controlled the game, we made a lot of mistakes. Italy played very well, removed her hat, especially in the first half. They controlled the game, we made a lot of mistakes”.
16 Oct national team of Ukraine in Kharkiv at the Metalist stadium in a home match against the Czech Republic will try early to get into the elite division of the League of Nations.