TIRANA, June 4 / ATA / – Albania and Ukraine concluded their international friendly tour in Évian-les-Bains in the Camille Fournier Stadium. Unfortunately Albania, lost 1-4 in the international friendly match against Ukraine.
Coach of Albania national football team, Panuçi activated several young players expected to play in the next round matches.
Albania v Ukraine – Talking Point
After a short free kick, Ukraine’s Marlos lifted a pass over the Albanian defence and Ruslan Milanovskiy collected the pass. With only Albanian goalkeeper Etrit Berisha to beat, the young midfielder slotted the ball to Yarmolenko, and the captain fired home in the 45’. By halftime, the Ukrainians were ahead 0-3 in what quite simply was a remarkable performance. Shevchenko opted for a younger, less experienced side and his selection surely paid off.
Albania v Ukraine – Match Stats
• Albania remains winless after six attempts against the Ukrainians. Ukraine holds the head to head, having won five matches and drawn once.
• Albania will compete in the UEFA Nations League C this fall, where it will face Israel and Scotland in Group 1.
• Ukraine was placed in the UEFA Nations League B along with the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Group 1.
• The first UEFA Nations League will feature in September–November 2018.
Berusha – Veseli, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Mavraj – Ramadani (Qaka 26’), Ndoj – Roshi (Memolla 46’), Lilaj (Ajeti 65’), Lenjani (Balaj 46’) – Manaj (Cikalleshi 57’)
Manager: Christian Panucci
Lunin – Sobol, Burda, Kryvtsov, Butko (Karavaey 82’) – Malinovskiy (Kovalenko 71’), Zinchenko (Sydorchuk 71’) – Yarmolenko, Marlos (Shaparenko 57’), Konoplyanka – Besyedin (Seleznoyv 46’)
Manager: Andriy Shevchenko
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