BayArena in Leverkusen Ukraine and Italia they play the pass to the final phase of the 2024 European Championships. Garlic one point is enough for the Azzurri to qualify while the hosts – only on paper, given that the war requires the use of a neutral pitch – have no result other than victory. For those who fail, there remains the last chance of the play-offs in March.
“We are the ones who won the last European Championship and we have to defend the title”, coach Luciano Spalletti explained a few hours after the match, “there is no better way than to make the European Championship relive for all the Italians who have to heart the fate of our team.”
UKRAINE (4-1-4-1) Trubin; Konoplya, Svatok, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Stepanenko; Tsygankov, Sudakov, Zinchenko, Mudryk; Dovbyk. All. Rebrov
ITALY (4-3-3) Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Buongiorno, Dimarco; Frattesi, Jorginho, Barella; Zaniolo, Raspadori, Church. Coach Spalletti