The national team of Ukraine in the Dnieper river made a comeback in a friendly match against Nigeria (2:2).
due to regular failures in the defense on the break went with the score 0:2, but in the second
half the main team of the country managed to equalize the game. In the 78th minute Alexander
Zinchenko has won back one ball, and immediately after the first goal, the Ukrainians on foreign
half successfully went to the pressure that led to the exit of Roman Yaremchuk one
on one with the Keeper – striker “Ghent” failed on first attempt to send the ball in
the net after the rebound, the ball has appeared in collars of Nigeria. The replay showed,
what Yaremchuk involuntarily played with his hand, but the referee still counted
from the account 0:2 has allowed the Ukrainian team to extend their unbeaten streak to seven
matches. The last time “blue-yellow” were lost in November of last year
the League of Nations against Slovakia (1:4).
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine): “We have a lot of guys who rarely played for the national team, was given the opportunity to enter the field. Of course, we had no absolute coherence in the actions, especially at the beginning of the match. But that’s okay — we were conscious that risk when replaced several people in the composition compared with the match against Lithuania”.
Gernot Rohr (Nigeria): “Great match in which both teams showed good football. As for sparring is very, very good meeting and the result. Moreover, given that now we have a young, new team. The average age of this team of Nigeria is 22.5 years. So we are very pleased with how was today’s match”.
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