Ukraine defeats Northern Macedonia at Euro 2020
The national team of Ukraine won the first victory at Euro 2020, beating Northern Macedonia with a score of 2:1.
Andrii Shevchenko's team started its performances at Euro 2020 in Group C with a 2:3 defeat by the Netherlands, and Northern Macedonia lost to Austria with 1:3. Because of this, both teams no longer had the right to make a mistake.
In the second round, Ukrainians and Macedonians met in Bucharest (Romania). "Arena Nacional" was allowed to fill a quarter, the game was attended by 13 thousand spectators. Many fans came to the match from Ukraine and provided our team with firm support.
The national team of Ukraine actively started the game and took the lead in the 29th minute. After a corner from the left, Oleksandr Karavaiev pushed the ball to the far post to Andrii Yarmolenko, who sent the ball into the net from close range.
The national team of Ukraine continued to put pressure on the opponent's goal and scored for the second time in 5 minutes. Andrii Yarmolenko brought Roman Yaremchuk alone with the goalkeeper from the right flank, and the forward didn't make a mistake.
In the 57th minute, Northern Macedonia won the right to a penalty after a hard match between Oleksandr Karavaiev and Goran Pandev. Goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine Heorhii Bushchan deflected the shot of Ezgian Alioski, but the Macedonian successfully played on the finish and reduced the gap in the score.
In the 84th minute, the national team of Ukraine also received the right to a penalty, which was awarded by the Argentine referee Fernando Rapallini after watching VAR; he handed the ball to the Macedonian football player in the hand after a free-kick. However, Ruslan Malinowski was unable to beat the goalkeeper.
The national team of Ukraine defeated Northern Macedonia 2:1, scored 3 points, and caught up with the Netherlands and Austria, which also have 3 points each and will play their second-round match today in Amsterdam at 22:00.
In the final round of the group round, on Monday, June 21, Ukraine will meet Austria in Bucharest, and Northern Macedonia will play in Amsterdam against the Netherlands.
2nd round. Group C
Ukraine – Northern Macedonia 2: 1
Goals: Yarmolenko, 29, Yaremchuk, 34 – Alioski, 57
In the 57th minute, Alioski missed a penalty
In the 83rd minute, Malinowski missed a penalty