On Tuesday, September 10, the national team of Ukraine, free from matches of UEFA Euro-2020, played for “Dnipro-Arena” a friendly match against three-time winner of the African Cup team of Nigeria (beginning at 21:30). For the first time in the history of our team, who is in the FIFA ranking 25-th place (the Nigerians — to 33-m), took to the field in the form of white color.
“FACTS” led online broadcast of the meeting of wards of Andrey Shevchenko and Gernot Rohr, for which you can follow in the news.
SOUNDS THE FINAL WHISTLE TO MAKE IT 2-2. AND ON THE SEVENTH ATTEMPT UKRAINE IS NOT LOST TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF AFRICA, ALTHOUGH IT WAS VERY CLOSE TO THAT, LOSING — 0:2.
90+4 min Ukraine scored but the assistant referee rightly flagged for offside Yaremchuk.
90+2 min Lunin eliminated the threat after the impact of the former forward of “Dawn” Bonaventure.
90+1 mins Maya is Osimana.
The referee has added four minutes.
90th min Konoplyanka earned a dangerous free kick 18 metres from gate. He Eugene shoots — Kutho pulled the ball in the bottom corner of the goal.
86th min Awesoem replaced Akonga.
84 min Yellow card for Simhanu emotions. The doctors assist Matvienko.
I-79 mins GOAL — 2:2! Goalkeeper Nigerians, it seemed, saved his team after the one on one Yaremchuk, but the ball bounced off of the Novel, still rolled into the net. The referee immediately, but the goal counted.
78 mins GOAL — 1:2! Zinchenko reduces the gap in the score, scoring for the national team in the second match in a row.
72 min Double replacement Ukraine. Instead Malinowski — Shepelev, instead Tsygankova — Linnet, which was once home stands welcomed with a standing ovation.
71st min. Blow Yaremchuk after a pass from Marlos was blocked by the opposition defender.
70th min of the Author assists Iwobi coach guests was changed to Esiti.
67th min sub for the Ukraine. Buyalsky Kovalenko.
66th min. Burda is not allowed Iwobi to break into the possession of the city.
63rd min. Another quick counterattack guests, but the feces after passing Osimana with 17 meters shoot on sparrows.
60th min Karaev knocked by the corner of someone else’s penalty area. Malinowski shoot — Usaha parried!
58 min. and here is the moment we have: Yarmolenko could not push the ball into the net from a few metres, not a lot of support and partners. Instead of Yarmolenko took the field Marlos.
57th min. Lunin time out of the gate, taking the ball at the feet Osimana. Carried by…
52nd min. Loss Malinowski ball near the penalty area and Burda had to extinguish the “fire” is already at our gate. On the verge of a foul.
51 min. After the filing of the Sable defenders cleared the ball away for a corner.
48th min. After the error Lunin the Nigerians had the chance to bring the account to indecent, but the restless Iwobi from Everton struck the goalpost.
47 mins we immediately went forward, but the canopy Yarmolenko in possession of “Superglo” not found the addressee.
THE SECOND HALF BEGAN. While without replacements
By the way, the fans in the stadium in the river hung a big banner reading: “UEFA, Dnipro-1 is a Kolomoyskiy”s scam,” which translates to English as “UEFA “Dnepr-1″ — Scam Kolomoisky”.
STATISTICS OF THE FIRST HALF
45+1 min a Sharp attack on Nigerians after… our corner. Zinchenko has helped the team.
The referee compensated for two minutes.
43 min. Momentis our! Uzoho twice saved his team after hitting Tsygankov.
42nd min. “The gun” from Chukwuezi — Lunin in place.
37th min. Moraes after a collision with the goalkeeper of opponent could not continue. It was replaced by Yaremchuk.
34 mins:GOAL — 0: 2. The penalty in our goal for a foul on Kalu from the Karavaeva. Simchen with 11-meter mark is accurate.
32nd min. Iwobi swept ball 30 feet, and no one has met — barely knocked the ball away for a corner. No Stepanenko — no one to meet?
29th min Ah, our ruined promising time. Zinchenko gave a sharp pass to Moraes, but he messed up with the sequel.
26-I min. a Sharp attack on Ukraine, but the ball fell to Yarmolenko… Malinowski.
23rd min: Another dangerous attack Africans — Lunin has parryed the blow in an emphasis a head Iwobi. And then after a corner we were saved by the crossbar.
19th min Threat “shot” Iwobi — Lunin in place. Guys Shevchenko can’t recover.
15 min Best scorer of the championship of Ukraine continued the game. Nothing to worry about.
13th min. Zinchenko made a great pass to the output of the Moraes one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but Uzoho at the last moment threw himself at the feet of the attacker and eliminated the threat. Moraes assist.
11th min: the Defender of the guests at the last moment managed to intercept a dangerous cross from Karaev.
6 min. Wards RORA nearly doubled the lead. Fortunately, Lunin parried the blow caught him before Chukwuezi.
4 mins:GOAL — 0: 1. There you are. The first attack of Africans to the gates of the Ukraine ended in a goal. After the gorgeous Trenchtown Nigerians of Ariba with the goalmouth was amazed gate of owners.
2-I min Our control of the ball in their half of the field, yet no attacks in the enemy rear. And this is the first attack, but Sable could not pass into the penalty area of the opponent.
THE MATCH HAS STARTED. The ball with the center of the field lit wards Rohr.
Italian referee Paolo Valeri brought opponents into the arena’s bowl. Sound anthems of Nigeria and Ukraine. Tribune “Dnepr-Arena” painted in yellow-blue colors.
Does the Ukraine national team played in the river for 10 years. 10 Oct 2009 our national team celebrated at the “Dnipro-Arena” historic success, winning the qualifying match world Cup 2010 England 1:0. Interestingly, then together took the pitch, Andriy Pyatov, Andriy Yarmolenko and Andriy Shevchenko, who also missed a penalty. And one of the current mentors of the team Olexandr shovkovskyi had a match on the bench.
On today’s match 81 accredited journalist, including 29 photographers.
According to the Ukrainian football Association, as of the morning of the match it was sold for 24 thousand tickets of 28 and directed implementation.
While there is still time before the starting whistle, we note that the German coach of the opposing team’s Gernot Rohr (he also has a French passport), nor the day not worked as a coach at home, still have warm memories about Ukraine and the Dnieper river in particular. As a player of French “Bordeaux”, he in 1985 was opposed to Dnipro in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. As Dnepropetrovsk was a closed city, the match took place in Krivoy Rog. Then the French with Rohr in the squad won in penalty shootout and reached the semifinals, where they lost to Juventus.
The coach of Ukraine decided to check in, mostly, the closest reserve. Compared to the victorious game against Lithuania, he from the first minute has released seven new artists: Pyatov, Mikolenko, Kryvtsov, Bolbat, Stepanenko, Marlos and Yaremchuk in the “basis” replaced Lunin, Sable, Burda, Karavaev, Kovalenko, Tsygankov and Moraes.
Nigerians three days preparing for the game on the basis of SK “Dnepr-1”. We will remind that from-for visa problems, the coaching staff, the eagles can’t count on defenders Kenneth Amaroo (“Valencia”, Spain) and Tyrone Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal), and due to injuries — Midfielders on Ogeni Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and most expensive player in the team Wilfred of Ndidi (Leicester, England) and the Duo of forwards — captain Ahmed Musa (“al-Nasr,” Saudi Arabia) and Henry Onyekwere (“Monaco”, France).
By the way, the eagles are getting to the river is not without adventures (the good, the wards Rohr arrived at the airport of Zaporizhia in advance — September 7). It turned out that the team flew via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines plane. But not all the Luggage went on the same flight. Bags with the shape of the coaching staff and six players remained in Turkey. The airline has promised until Tuesday to find your Luggage and send it to Ukraine. What team was left without their belongings, one of the Nigerian media do not specify.
Good evening, dear fans of football. Today the Ukrainian team, successfully participating in the qualifying round of Euro 2020, will hold first for 10 months in a friendly match (November 2018 “yellow-blue” in Antalya played a draw with the Turks — 0:0). Opponents one of the strongest teams of the dark continent — Nigeria, which last year spent 16 matches (10 wins, 3 draws, 3 defeats).
In the changing room of the Ukraine national team are all ready for the arrival of the team
Stepanenko — out application
The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko has announced the squad for the game with the Nigerians, which included 23 players (with player numbers). Out of the application of in the camp of “yellow-blue” players were only midfielder of Donetsk “Shakhtar” Taras Stepanenko.
Midfielders: 6. Vladimir Shepelev, 7. Andriy Yarmolenko, 8. Ruslan Malinovskiy, 9. Roman Bezus, 10 Yevhen Konoplyanka, 11. Marlos, 14. Vitaliy Buialskyi, 15. Victor Tsygankov, 17. Oleksandr Zinchenko, 20. Victor Kovalenko, 21. Alexander Karavaev.
Forwards: 18. Roman Yaremchuk, 19. Junior Moraes.
Ukraine for the first time in white, Nigeria in dark green
At a meeting held on the day of the match, the traditional pre-match meeting with the team representatives and UEFA approved what kits will play rivals. The home team for the first time in history will take to the pitch in white shirts and shorts, and wards Rohr — dark green outfit (goalkeepers — in black-yellow and purple jerseys, respectively).
Words before the match
Andriy Shevchenko, head coach of Ukraine: “it’s Nice to get back to the Dnieper, along with the national team, which last played here 10 years ago, beating England. Glad to be here. We invite all the fans on the upcoming fight to support the national team of Ukraine.
All the guys are training, but changes in the lineup compared to the match in Lithuania will undoubtedly be. Training today will give the latest information on the status of the players. Will definitely give a chance to those guys that are less played in the national team.
Find now the sparring-partners of the European team is very difficult, because they all play in the qualifying round of Euro 2020. But we found a very good African team, bronze medalist of the Cup of Africa. Nigeria national team is physically very strong, with good players in the squad, many of which are in English clubs. So I am sure that we will see an interesting game.”
The coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko takes part in some training exercises of the team
“This match is the beginning of our preparation for the qualifiers of the next African Cup of Nations. We have reorganised, and now we have a very young team. With a new captain. Really want to successfully start our new stage, so hope to see a good game in the match with Ukraine, which, most likely, will be released on the European championship.
Furthermore, fresh memories of a recent match of the youth national team of Ukraine with Nigeria at the world Cup (U-20) this year. In Ukraine is very progressive and talented young people.
The match with the team Shevchenko is a challenge for us. Five years ago, I was the head coach of the national team of Niger, and we met with the national team of Ukraine in Kiev. Lost then 1:2, but was very close to a draw. At this time we will test the game, the result of which for us goes by the wayside.
Yes, we arrived at the Dnieper river on 7 September. This is due to logistics. For example, just yesterday we received your Luggage. Perhaps this is due to some nuances in the work of the airlines. But it certainly has nothing to do with Ukraine. We were very warmly received, we these days are trained on the basis of “Dnipro”, it is a wonderful place for playing football”, — quotes the chief coach of Nigeria Gernot Rohr dynamo.kiev.ua.
Visit to military hospital
The day before the game by “Dnipro-Arena” head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko, his assistant Olexandr shovkovskyi, the players, Andrei Lunin, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Pyatov, and the first face of the UAF Andriy Pavelko and Vadim Kostyuchenko visited Dnipropetrovsk military hospital and talked to wounded soldiers, gave them Souvenirs with autographs and tickets for the match with Nigeria.
“I think it’s very important. While we have time, we arrived, had not been in the river. It is the closest point through this office was about 3 thousand wounded. The first help that is, it is the most important. A lot of major surgery has been done here.
Had a couple of guys who were recently operated on. Honor and praise to our doctors and everyone who helps to make our soldiers received first aid and was operated in the best conditions to have future”, — quotes Andriy Shevchenko FootBoom.com.
Nigeria expects 18 players
The current bronze medalists of the Cup of Africa will play in the river without several key players and I expect the upcoming game to 18 players: goalkeepers — Ikechukwu Ezenwa (“Katsina United”), Francis Uzoho (‘Omonia, Cyprus), Emil Okoye (Fortuna, Germany); defenders — Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), William Trost-ekong of (Udinese, Italy), Jamilu Collins (“Paderborn”, Germany), Brian Idowu (Lokomotiv, Russia); Midfielders — Oghenekaro of Eteba (Stoke city, England), Alex Iwobi (Everton, England), Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland), Anderson Esiti (PAOK, Greece); forwards — Samuel Kalu, Josh Maya (both Bordeaux, France), Moises Simon (Levante, Spain), Paul Onuaku (the”Midtjylland”, Denmark), Samuel Chukwuezi (Villarreal, Spain), Victor Simhan (Lille, France) and Dennis Bonaventure (Brugge, Belgium).
The oldest player of the opposing team — the 31-year-old defender Leon Balogun, who was born in Germany to a family of Nigerian and German
Impressive series of Ukraine
The national team of Ukraine does not know bitterness of defeats in friendly matches already for seven years — 20 matches in a row (match Ukraine — Malta — 0:1 in 2017 and not included in the register FIFA from-for excess of quota). After losing in June 2012 in the German Ingolstadt Turks (0:2) “yellow-blue” 12 times and won eight draws. By the way, then after sparring in Germany, the coach preparing for Euro 2012 “yellow-blue” Oleg Blokhin was named one of the reasons for the defeat… the players suffered food poisoning.
In the previous friendly against the national team of Ukraine in November of 2018 played a draw in Turkey’s field
Home with a record
After the defeat of Russia (the biggest away win when Andriy Shevchenko official matches) Ukrainian national team returned home, having made the flight from Vilnius to the Dnieper. Staying in a hotel “Axelhof” and a little rest, “yellow-blue” has tested the field “Dnepr-Arena”, where the national team have not played for 10 years.
In the Dnieper — from Vilnius
In the afternoon of September 8 the team of Andriy Shevchenko rested after the qualifying match of Euro 2020, against Lithuania will go on a match with the Nigerians directly from Vilnius. In the Dnieper Ukraine national team will be accommodated at the hotel “Axelhof” and 9 September will hold an open training session on “Dnipro-Arena”.
The full list of players of the national team of Ukraine looks as follows: goalkeepers — Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar), Andrei Lunin (Valladolid, Spain), Yuriy Pankiv (“Alexandria”); defenders — Sergey Krivtsov, Nicholas Matvienko, Sergey Bolbat (all — “the miner”), Mykyta Burda, Vitaly Nikolenko, Alexander Karavaev (all “Dynamo”), Igor Plastun (Gent, Belgium), Eduard Sobol (Brugge, Belgium); Midfielders Andriy Yarmolenko (“West ham United”, England), Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta, Italy), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester city, England), Roman Bezus (Gent, Belgium), Victor Tsygankov, Vladimir Shepelev, Vitaliy buialskyi (all “Dynamo”), Yevhen Konoplyanka, taison, Marlos, Victor Kovalenko (all — “the miner”); forwards — Roman Yaremchuk (Gent, Belgium), Junior Moraes (Shakhtar).
In the fight with the Lithuanians Marlos scored his debut goal in the national team of Ukraine
In the Dnieper Ukraine national team will stay in a hotel “Axelhof”
Referees from Italy
Meeting on “Dnipro-Arena” will hold the judges from Italy, headed by 41-year-old FIFA referee Paolo Valeri, which had not previously crossed paths with our teams. However, the encounter between European and African teams Roman has worked, when in 2017 recorded a draw in the confrontation between DR Congo and Romania (1:1).
Italian referee Paolo Valeri
The Choice Of RORA
Head coach of “superglo”, 66-year-old German coach Gernot Rohr (in may 2014 he was brought to Kyiv the national team of Niger), called for a friendly match in the river 24 artist.
Note that due to visa issues, the coaching staff, the eagles can’t count on a Quartet of players — defenders Kenneth Amaroo (“Valencia”, Spain) and Tyrone Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal), as well as Midfielders of Ogeni Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and most expensive player in the team Wilfred of Ndidi (Leicester, England).
All the players of the national team of Nigeria with the exception of the goalkeeper Ezenwa represent foreign clubs: goalkeepers — Ikechukwu Ezenwa (“Katsina United”), Francis Uzoho (‘Omonia, Cyprus), Emil Okoye (Fortuna, Germany); defenders — Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), William Trost-ekong of (Udinese, Italy), Ola Aina (Torino, Italy), Chitose Avotiem (Porto, Portugal), Oluwadamilola Ajayi (“West Bromwich Albion”, England), Jamilu Collins (“Paderborn”, Germany), Brian Idowu (Lokomotiv, Russia); Midfielders — Oghenekaro of Eteba (Stoke city, England), Alex Iwobi (Everton, England), Kelechi of Iheanacho (Leicester, England), Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland), Anderson Esiti (PAOK, Greece); forwards : Ahmed Musa (“al-Nasr,” Saudi Arabia), Samuel Kalu, Josh Maya (both Bordeaux, France), Moises Simon (Levante, Spain), Henry Onyekwere (Monaco, France), Paul Onuaku (the”Midtjylland”, Denmark), Samuel Chukwuezi (Villarreal, Spain), Victor Simhan (Lille, France) and Dennis Bonaventure (Brugge, Belgium).
Against a team Shevchenko could play former forward of Zarya Lugansk Dennis Bonaventure
Part of Nigeria is more expensive at € 7 million
According to the authoritative portal transfermarkt. de, the national team of Ukraine cheaper football team of Nigeria at 7 million euros (159 million against 166,025 million).
The five most expensive players in “yellow-blue” were: Andriy Yarmolenko, Viktor Tsygankov Alexander Zinchenko — 20 million euros, Ruslan Malinovskiy — 12.5 million and Marlos 11 million
As for team Nigeria, more than all in the transfer market are Samuel Chukwuezi (“Villarreal”) — 30 million euros, Alex Iwobi (Everton) — 25 million, Victor Simhan (Lille) and Henry Onyekwere (Monaco) — 13 million, as well as Kelechi of Iheanacho (“Lester”) and Ahmed Musa (“al-Nasr”) — 12 million
The transfer value of the 20-year-old midfielder of the Spanish “Villarreal” Samuel Chukwuezi estimated at 30 million euros
Ukraine vs Black continent
In previous years our national team six times against African teams and have never not lost. In 2004 and 2006 “yellow-blue” fought with Libya (1:1 and 3:0) at world Cup 2006 — Tunisia (1:0), in 2013 — with Cameroon (0:0), in 2014 — Niger (2:1) and in 2018 — with Morocco (0:0).
Five years ago, the current coach of the Nigerian Gernot Rohr brought to the match of Ukraine national team of Niger
The fourth match in the river
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