Ukraine VS Austria LIVE Football Match Score June 21/6/2021
The stage is set for a gripping tie as these teams go head-to-head for second place in Group C. Ukraine bounced back from their opening loss to the Netherlands with victory over North Macedonia on Matchday 2, with Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko both scoring their second goals of this EURO. A draw would suffice for the Ukrainians to finish runners-up behind the Dutch – but Austria, who followed up their success over North Macedonia with defeat by the Oranje, will pip them if they win.
A point will be enough for Ukraine to come second in the group but it’s always dangerous to play for a draw, so I would expect the same attacking approach from Andriy Shevchenko’s side. Viktor Tsygankov is nearing fitness following a calf problem and will probably fill the gap on the left of the front three. As a consequence we could see Ukraine’s strongest possible line-up for the first time at this EURO.
After falling to Denzel Dumfries’s late winner in a pulsating 3-2 defeat to Netherlands in their opening match, Ukraine bounced back with a 2-1 win against North Macedonia on Thursday.
Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk, who both scored in the defeat to Frank de Boer’s side, got themselves on the scoresheet once again during a comfortable first half, but Ezgjan Alioski’s strike before the hour mark set up a nervy finish to the game.
However, Andriy Shevchenko’s side managed to hold on to ensure that destiny remains in their own hands ahead of their last group game against Austria on Monday.
Due to having scored one more goal than the Austrians, a draw would guarantee Ukraine’s progression to the last 16 in second place, so it remains to be seen whether Shevchenko sets up his side in a more cautious manner than we have seen so far.