The Ukrainian team scored its first points in Euro 2020 today (Thursday) and broke a six-loss streak in the European Championship, thanks to a 1: 2 victory over Northern Macedonia thanks to which it kept a chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the tournament- The two stars in Andrei Shevchenko’s squad, Roman Yarmchuk and Andrei Yarmolenko, continued in fiery form as the West Ham striker scored and cooked and his team-mate scored the second goal of the game-

Yarmolenko and Yarmchuk have become the first pair of players ever to each find the net in the first two Euro games- Yarmolenko, by the way, has scored his third consecutive game for Ukraine, something he has not done since October 2016, and is the first Ukrainian to score in two consecutive games in a major tournament since his coach Shevchenko did so at the 2006 World Cup-

Beyond the significance of the result for each of the teams, it was a historic game when it comes to penalty kicks from 11 meters- Azgian Alyoski missed from the penalty spot before taking control of the rebound and shrank for the Macedonians, while Ruslan Malinowski also missed a penalty that was whistled for Ukraine in the 84th minute- This determined that for the first time in the history of the Euros, the two teams missed a penalty in the same game, with the figure of course not including games decided in a duel from the penalty spot-

After the two misses in today’s game, Euro 2020 has so far recorded four misses from 11 meters out of five penalties burned in total – the amount of errors is the same as that recorded in Euro 2016 in full- The last Euro where more misses were recorded was in 2000 and as is well known, the current tournament has many more games left-

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