On the third game day of Euro 2020, the Ukrainian team also joined the fight. The Netherlands and Ukraine played one of the most exciting matches of Euro 2020 up till now. The national team of Ukraine scored two goals, but was defeated in the first round of the group stage of the UEFA Euro Cup in Amsterdam on Sunday. This is reported by Ukrainian Football Association.
The advantage of the Oranges periodically led to dangerous situations in the possession of Bushchan, who showed confidence by helping the team to withstand difficult moments. The goalkeeper made a spectacular save in the 39th minute, parrying Weinaldum's shot with a ricochet. And Dumfries, who was forgotten on the far post, failed to close the flank, missing from close range. The Ukrainians made several attacks with shots on goal in the first half, but in general the game in the attack did not stick to them.
At the beginning of the second half there was a quick combination of the hosts. Mykolenko failed to interrupt the pass to Dumfries, who shot from the right flank into the center, Bushchan interrupted the pass, but Weinaldum, who rushed at a second pace, scored before George managed to get up. 1: 0. In just seven minutes, Dumfries broke away from Mykolenko again and this time assisted Weghorst. And although in this episode there were suspicions of a foul by the Dutchman, VAR confirmed the legitimacy of the goal. 2: 0.
Feeling that the opponent slowed down a bit, the blue and yellows made two startling attacks, returning the intrigue to the game. In the 75th minute, Yarmolenko beat Yaremchuk and made a great detour from outside the penalty area into the top corner, reducing the gap in the score and bringing his goals for the team to 41st. And in four minutes Malinowski successfully executed a free kick, and Yaremchuk beat opponents on the second floor, equalizing the score.
But the Dutch team again used the problem for the blue-yellows in this match zone of the left defender. This time Dumfries, who jumped over Zinchenko, struck a header from the Ake pass. 3: 2.
The national team of Ukraine will play its next match at Euro 2020 on June 17 in Bucharest with the team of Northern Macedonia.