In Leverkusen, Italy secured a crucial point against Ukraine, securing their qualification for the European Championship as defending champions. Despite a goalless draw, the game was filled with opportunities and controversy, notably a disputed penalty claim by Ukraine’s Mihajlo Mudrik after a collision with Bryan Cristante in the Italian penalty area.
The Ukrainian coach Serhij Rebrov expressed disappointment, believing his team was denied a clear penalty that could have secured their place at the Euros. However, there is still hope for Ukraine to qualify for the European Championship, with Germany also vying for a spot through the playoffs.
Despite the setback, Rebrov stated that his team would continue to fight until the very end of the qualification process. He emphasized that his players were determined to prove themselves on the field and secure their place in Europe’s biggest tournament.
The Italian fans cheered as their team held onto their lead and kept control of possession throughout the game. The Ukrainian players were left feeling frustrated and disappointed as they missed out on an opportunity to secure their spot in Euro 2020.
Despite this setback, both teams remain focused on achieving their goals and securing their places in Europe’s biggest tournament. The battle for qualification continues as both Italy and Ukraine face off once again in upcoming matches.