Ukraine achieves its first victory in the European Nations “Euro 2020”
The Ukrainian national team defeated its North Macedonian counterpart 2-1 in the match that brought them together today, Thursday, in the second round of Group C of the European Football Championship. And Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yarymchuk scored the goals of the Ukrainian national team in the 29th and 34th minutes, respectively, while North Macedonia’s only goal was scored by Izgan Alyoski in the 57th minute after following up on the penalty kick, which he executed himself and was saved by the Ukraine goalkeeper. Ruslan Malinovsky missed a golden opportunity to consolidate the victory of the Ukrainian team in the 84th minute by wasting a penalty kick that was brilliantly saved by the Macedonian goalkeeper. This victory is the first for the Ukrainian team in the tournament, after losing its first match 3-2 to the Netherlands, which faces its Austrian counterpart later today. The current standings of the third group: 1- Netherlands 3 points (from a win). 2- Austria 3 points (from a win). 3- Ukraine 3 points (from a loss and a win). 4- North Macedonia without points (after two defeats). The winners and runners-up of each of the six groups will qualify for the Round of 16, in addition to the 4 best third-placed teams. The finals of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, postponed for a whole year due to Corona, will be held between June 11 and next July 11 in 11 European cities for the first time in the history of the competition to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of its launch, which are the cities: “Amsterdam, Baku, Seville, Bucharest.” Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Petersburg.