Italy drew 0-0 with Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifying match. Luciano Spalletti’s players took 2nd place in Group C and advanced to the tournament. Our eastern neighbors will play in the play-offs.
The situation before this match in Group C was quite interesting. England was certain to play at Euro 2024, second place Italy had the same number of points as third place Ukraine. Our eastern neighbors needed a victory to overtake the Italian team.
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The match was played at a fast pace from the beginning. Federico Chiesa had the first opportunity, but his shot was off target. In response, Georgiy Sudakov checked the form of Gianluigi Donnarumma. In the 16th minute, Nicolo Barella took a nice shot from outside the penalty area, this time Anatoliy Trubin saved it well.
Davide Frattesi and Federico Dimarco had further chances. Chiesa was very active, looking for passes from his teammates. Despite an interesting match, there were no goals in the first half.
Ukraine attacked after the break and was very close to taking the lead in the 65th minute. Mykhailo Mudryk could have taken advantage of the Italian defense’s error, but Donnarumma made a brilliant intervention.-
Ukraine fought for a goal until the very end, but to no avail. Ultimately, the match ended in a goalless draw. The Italians will go to Euro 2024, and the Ukrainians will play in the play-offs, where the Polish national team will also fight for advancement. Group C was won by England.
Ukraine – Italy 0:0
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