Italy draw with Ukraine to clinch Euro 2024 place

Published on: 20 November 2023

Italy finish second in Group C, above Ukraine by virtue of their superior head-to-head record

Reigning European champions Italy secured the point they required against Ukraine to qualify for Euro 2024 as Group C runners-up behind England.

A 2-1 win in the reverse fixture meant Italy only had to avoid defeat against Ukraine, with whom they began this crucial encounter level on points.

A frantic match in Leverkusen, Germany ended goalless to confirm the Azzurri's place in next summer's finals.

Third-placed Ukraine's qualification hopes rest on the play-offs in March.

More to follow.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsUkraine

Formation 4-1-4-1

12Trubin2Konoplya13Zabarnyi4Svatok16Mykolenko6Stepanenko15Tsygankov7Sudakov17Zinchenko10Mudryk11Dovbyk

    12Trubin2KonoplyaBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTymchykat 86'minutes13Zabarnyi4SvatokSubstituted forMalinovskyiat 90+1'minutes16Mykolenko6StepanenkoSubstituted forPikhalyonokat 80'minutes15TsygankovSubstituted forZubkovat 80'minutes7Sudakov17ZinchenkoSubstituted forSikanat 86'minutes10Mudryk11Dovbyk

Substitutes

    1Bushchan3Bondar5Sydorchuk8Malinovskyi9Yaremchuk14Sikan18Pikhalyonok19Tymchyk20Zubkov21Dubinchak22Matvienko23Riznyk

Italy

Formation 4-3-3

1G Donnarumma2Di Lorenzo15Acerbi6Buongiorno3Dimarco17Frattesi8Jorginho18Barella20Zaniolo10Raspadori14Chiesa

    1G Donnarumma2Di Lorenzo15Acerbi6BuongiornoBooked at 7mins3Dimarco17Frattesi8JorginhoSubstituted forCristanteat 71'minutes18Barella20ZanioloSubstituted forPolitanoat 71'minutesSubstituted forDarmianat 90+2'minutes10RaspadoriSubstituted forScamaccaat 45'minutes14ChiesaSubstituted forKeanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

    4Gatti5Biraghi7Bonaventura9Scamacca11Kean12Provedel13Darmian16Cristante19Politano21Vicario22El Shaarawy23Mancini

Referee:Jesús Gil ManzanoMatch StatsHome TeamUkraineAway TeamItalyPossessionHome41%Away59%ShotsHome7Away17Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome4Away9FoulsHome14Away9Live Text Post update

Match ends, Ukraine 0, Italy 0.

90'+6'Full Time

Second Half ends, Ukraine 0, Italy 0.

90'+6'Post update

Attempt blocked. Danylo Sikan (Ukraine) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oleksandr Pikhalyonok.

90'+5'Post update

Foul by Gianluca Scamacca (Italy).

90'+5'Post update

Oleksandr Tymchyk (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Matteo Darmian replaces Matteo Politano.

90'+1'Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Ruslan Malinovskyi replaces Oleksandr Svatok.

90'+1'Post update

Alessandro Buongiorno (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'Post update

Foul by Artem Dovbyk (Ukraine).

89'Post update

Attempt saved. Heorhii Sudakov (Ukraine) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mykhailo Mudryk.

87'Post update

Foul by Gianluca Scamacca (Italy).

87'Post update

Oleksandr Svatok (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Danylo Sikan replaces Oleksandr Zinchenko.

86'Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Oleksandr Tymchyk replaces Yukhym Konoplya.

85'Post update

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85'Post update

Delay in match because of an injury Heorhii Sudakov (Ukraine).

82'Post update

Attempt missed. Matteo Politano (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nicolò Barella.

81'Post update

Attempt blocked. Moise Kean (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gianluca Scamacca.

81'Post update

Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81'Post update

Foul by Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine).

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Source: bbc.com

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