A tie points, Italy and Ukraine are competing for a ticket to Euro 2024. Crowned in 2021, the Squadra Azzurra must not lose to defend their title in Germany.
Trajkovski's 20-meter cross strike still haunts the dreams of Italian football. No one on the other side des Alpes has not forgotten this moment, at the end of added time which sent the Squadra Azzurra to her regrets, and deprived her of the World Cup in Qatar. Especially not a year and a half later when Italy finds itself at a loss. again on the edge of the precipice. No question of play-offs in hostile lands, but a last match of the qualifiers on neutral ground against France. Ukraine.
" It's one of those days that can become your greatest achievement, your greatest regret or remorse (…) Many want to scare us reminding us of the importance and purpose of the match, but the motivation goes beyond that. of fear", tried to to reassure Luciano Spalletti.
Never two failures in a row
Motivation increased by the will to to remember that Italy is a major football nation, which has never failed to achieve its goals. two major competitions in a row. As a symbol, on Friday, the Azzurri took a bite out of the ancient Maconian executioner in Rome (5-2). An eminently valuable success but a deceptive one as Chiesa and his partners played so well. à scare themselves, seeing their adversaries come back to attack; 3-2 while they were leading 3-0.
An air gap after returning from the locker room that they will not be able to afford. Leverkusen facing Ukraine. Indeed, the Slavic selection has more qualities than the Macedonians and will not be asked to sanction Italian errors.
"They have a set of strong, powerful attackers and players who are in good form at club level. Their ability to counter-attacking could also pose problems for us", has analyzed well; Spalletti. Far from revealing his plan, the transalpine coach voluntarily left it alone. cast doubt in particular on his offensive animation and his hesitation displayed between Raspadori and Scamacca at the forefront. One thing is certain, he has prepared his men to different scenarios. In a position of strength since a draw is enough for his team to secure their ticket for Germany, the former Naples coach knows that Ukraine will have to discover itself in the future. one moment or another and counts on it to trap it.
Ukraine must win
If Italy claims not to fear the meeting, Ukraine has nothing to worry about. lose. Beaten San Siro (1-2), the selection of Serhiy Rebrov has no choice, the path leading to the Euro will only go through a victory. A challenge when we know that she never succeeded in achieving this goal. defeat the Squadra Azzurra. However, nothing seems to undermine Ukrainian morale.
"We want to give positive emotions to everyone. our people, knowing that the national team can do better. his way of supporting our soldiers. “We don't need much extra motivation for a match like this,” said the coach. the Ukrainian coach.
The latter is convinced that today's match will be
"different"from that of last September with a stadium acquired at the same time. the cause of its players. Even more than this popular support, the Ukrainian selection will be driven by the desire to win. to make an entire country proud and to offer it a ray of sunshine in a daily life ravaged by war.
À what time will the Ukraine – Italy match take place?
The final Group C match counting towards the Euro 2024 qualifiers between Ukraine and Italy will take place at Žilina. from 8:45 p.m., on the side from the BayArena, to Leverkusen. Like all matches at home of the Ukrainians since the start of the qualifying phase, it is relocated to due to the war between Ukraine and Russia. Russia.
The meeting between Ukraine and Italy will be broadcast live and unencrypted on the L'Equipe channel.
The meeting between Serhiy Rebrov's Ukraine and Luciano Spalletti's Italy will be available in streaming on the L'Equipe Live platform and on the lequipe.fr website.
BetClic : Ukraine: 4.07/Draw: 3.60/Italy: 1.86
Parions Sport: Ukraine: 4.10/Draw: 3.60/Italy: 1.86
Winamax: Ukraine: 4.10/Draw: 3.60/Italy: 1.86
Ukraine: Trubin &ndash ; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko -Sydorchuk, Zinchenko, Konoplya, Sudakov, Mudryk – Dovbyk.
Italy: Donnarumma – Di Lorenzi, Gatti, Acerbi, Dimarco – Jorginho, Barella, Frattesi – Berardi, Chiesa, Raspadori.