The selection for Euro 2020: Portugal – Ukraine. The announcement of the match

Отбор на Евро-2020: Португалия – Украина. Анонс матча

The national team of Ukraine in Lisbon, starts in the selection for the European Championships 2020.

Calendar of selection for Euro-2020 presented Andriy Shevchenko a nasty surprise in the form of a start against the European Champions, and even filled to overflowing 65-thousand arena “estádio da Luz”.

The first match in 2019, the Ukrainian team came up with big problems in defense line. Basic clubs team “Shakhtar” and “Dynamo” in duels the knockout stages of the Europa League for 6 matches conceded 16 goals. Besides the national team lost a key defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy, which with the scandal moved to the “Zenith” than put an end to his international career. Given the return to the squad Cristiano Ronaldo and all the team midfielder man city Bernardo Silva, the last line “blue-yellow” is not just anxiety, but a real fear.

It is already known that the request for the match with Portugal missed Artem Shabanov and Sergey Bolbat. On this basis, Shevchenko has several options in Central defence. Probably from the first minute to Portugal will come Mykyta Burda and Mykola Matvienko. If the coaching staff will focus on teamwork, then Swill the basis will replace teammate Matvienko Shakhtar Serhiy Kryvtsov.

What is nice is the form Oleksandr Zinchenko, who in recent months firmly entrenched at the heart of “Manchester city”. But even here there is an unpleasant nuance to the coaching staff of the team – the club Zinchenko plays the position of left back, and today he will have forgotten to perform the functions of a Central midfielder, unless of course Shevchenko will not leave in the centre of Marloes. In this case, the place of the injured Andriy Yarmolenko on the right wing attack is a Victor Tsygankov.

Naturalization Junior Moraes? It all happened so fast that there is no doubt that the former Brazilian will be released on Portugal in the starting lineup. Roman Yaremchuk scored two goals in the last match of the championship of Belgium, so he and the cards.

With Portugal national team of Ukraine is the only time I crossed paths in qualifying for the 1998 world Cup. In Kiev, goals and Sergei Popov Yuri Maximov brought “blue-yellow” a sensational victory with the account 2:1, and the fate of the return match decided the only goal of the Portuguese in the performance of Couto.

Preliminary formulations:

Portugal: Patrício – Cancela, Pepe, Diaz, Rui – Dermott Silva, Carvalho, Pereira Guerreiro Silva, Ronaldo

Ukraine: Pyatov – Karavaev, Burda, Matvienko, Mikolenko – Stepanenko, Malinowski, Zinchenko – Marlos, Yaremchuk, Linnet

Stream: TRK “Ukraine” and “Football 1”, 21:45

Prediction: 2:1

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