A final gasp Artem Dovbyk strike noticed Ukraine defeat Sweden 2-1 after extra time to progress into their first-ever European Championship quarter-final. That pleasure may very well be shortlived although, as in Rome they meet a nation they’ve overwhelmed simply as soon as in seven H2Hs (D2, L4), together with a 1-0 loss to England at Euro 2012 in what was their solely earlier assembly at a serious event.
Scoring two targets in three of their 4 Euro 2020 matches, Ukraine’s assault might once more be closely relied upon right here as after conceding towards Sweden, Andriy Shevchenko’s aspect have saved simply three clear sheets throughout their final 19 internationals (W6, D5, L8). Extra positively although, since late 2018, Ukraine boasts a strong document towards sides presently ranked in FIFA’s high ten (W2, D3, L2).
England booked a 3rd quarter-final spot from their final 4 Euro appearances courtesy of a 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley, in what was their first knock-out victory over the Germans for the reason that 1966 World Cup ultimate. That outcome gave Gareth Southgate’s males a fourth clean sheet in a row at Euro 2020, making England solely the second aspect in Euro historical past to not concede in any of their opening 4 video games.
That victory additionally prolonged the Three Lions’ unbeaten run to 10 internationals (W9, D1), while they’ve misplaced simply twice to opposition presently ranked worse than Ukraine (#24) since an H2H defeat again in October 2009. The concern right here will as a substitute come from a scarcity of goalscoring, as England’s 4 targets netted at Euro 2020 is the bottom return from any aspect left within the competitors.
Gamers to look at: Ukraine’s Andriy Yarmolenko has 4 direct objective involvements – two targets and two assists – at Euro 2020, each target had been as Ukraine’s first scorer. In the meantime, Raheem Sterling has scored three of England’s 4 Euro 2020 targets – his aspect has now gained all 13 internationals wherein he’s netted.
Scorching stat: Ukraine has solely scored three targets throughout their seven conferences with England, and by no means greater than as soon as in a match.
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