It is much nicer to write about the victories. But we need to summarize and unpleasant – the defeats suffered by the Ukrainian athletes in international competitions in 2019. Loud, sometimes unexpected, and sometimes natural.
1 Dinamo-Chelsea Europa League. Complete defeat
2Женская national team in volleyball
3Обе team Ukraine hockey world Championships
4Первое defeat Alexander Carnation
5Молодежная national team of Ukraine on football at UEFA Euro 2021
6″Dynamo” in the European Cup
7 Shakhtar in the European competitions
Although 2019 is the year without the Olympic games, world Cup and Euros, yet the Ukrainians had a place to be nervous, rooting for your favorite athletes. And athletes, of course, was where the surprise your fans: someone could make it a brilliant victory, and some crushing defeats. Let’s start with the football fiasco.
Dinamo-Chelsea Europa League. Complete defeat
The first defeat of the Kiev team in the 1/8 final was held in London on 7 March – “Dinamo” with the score 3:0. But this was only the beginning. After a week – 14 March Chelsea smashed the Dynamo in Kiev. “White-blue” in his field lost 5:0.
Dynamo lost with the score 5:0 / photos: getty images
This is the first defeat in native walls with the score in team history. Before that was the defeat of 5:0, only in the field: in 1992, the Ukrainian players were beaten Benfica in Lisbon, in 2002 and in Turin with the same score lost to Juventus.
The end of two games against Chelsea – a humiliating 8:0.
This match did not bring points to Ukraine in the UEFA rankings and put an end to the European season 2018-2019. Five Ukrainian clubs (Dynamo, Shakhtar, “dawn”, “Vorskla” and “Mariupol”) was able to score only 5.6 points, which was the second worst figure for the last 10 years.
Women’s team volleyball
In August in four countries: Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia held the European championship on volleyball among women. Ukrainian women after a series of losses flew out of the group.
The chronology of the lesions. August 23, in the first match the team lost to Belgium 3:0, 26 August with the same score lost to Italy, 27 Aug lost with the score 3:1 Poland. After a decisive defeat by Slovenia 2:3 August 29, the Ukrainians had to leave the championship. The national team failed to qualify from the group, and the series of defeats suffered by athletes increased to 20.
Ukrainian team lost to Belgium/ photo: Katarzyna Kozlowska
Both teams of Ukraine on hockey world Championships
As a youth team and “adult” in 2019 proved to be not too good, leaving his sports page a number of defeats.
In may, the “adult” team was a step away from relegation from division IB, but took last place. Due to the number of losses the fate of the team in the division hung in the balance.
The chronology of the lesions. On 28 April, the Ukrainians lost to team Japan – 2:3, and the next day Poland with the score 3:7. Devastating was the third match for the Ukrainian team – the defeat of Romania 1:5.
Saved from relegation, the team third game, the 1 may national team of Ukraine defeated the Netherlands with a score of 8:1. Ukraine remained in Division IB.
And departed from your division of youth national team of Ukraine on hockey U-18 world championship in France.
The chronology of the lesions. 14 APR in the first match Ukrainians lost 1:2 to France in overtime, the next day the Ukrainian team was defeated by peers from Denmark. The score is 2:6. Following the defeat – 1:6 in the match with Kazakhstan.
Ukrainian youth team lost to German with a score of 13:1 / photo: uhl
Another loss is the most devastating: April 18, Germany has carried our team with a score of 13:1. In the last match Campionato Ukraine defeated Norway 3:2. A fifth consecutive defeat brought a departure from the competition – next season the players will play in Division IB.
The first defeat of Alexander Carnation
On the night of October 19 in Philadelphia boxer Alexander Gvozdik had a fight against Artur Beterbiev. Ukrainian was the WBC champion at light heavyweight. His opponent for this match put the title of the champion under version IBF.
The battle lasted only ten rounds in which both boxers fought virtually equal. But in the tenth round Stud three times was knocked down, so the fight was stopped.
Carnations lost to the Russian boxer Beterbiev / photo: trboxing
What a landmark this defeat? Firstly, Carnation it was the first on a professional level. Prior to that, in 17 fights, he only won. Secondly, Carnations Beterbiev won on points, and was able to get the title, if not for the knockdowns.
Recently Alexander Gvozdik, stated that she wants to become a world champion after this loss.
However, a year has passed for boxer fruitful: the rating of the 2019 highest paid Ukrainian boxer Alexander Gvozdik took third place.
Youth national team of Ukraine on football at UEFA Euro 2021
Euro-2021 for national teams U-21 will meet in Slovenia and Hungary. Ukrainians have a chance to get there frankly is not enough. And all because of some losses.
The chronology of the lesions. In the first qualifier on 6 September in Zaporozhye “blue-yellows” lost to Finns 0:2. October 10, Romania took the Ukrainians in his field. The match ended in defeat for our team – 0:3.
Youth team of Ukraine lost to Finland/ photo: ffu.ua
And finally on November 15 at “Arena-Lviv” Ukraine’s national team was defeated by Denmark – 2:3
The Ukrainians remained three points after four matches played. Ukraine is in fourth place in the group ahead of Denmark, Romania and Finland. Behind the Ukrainian team located Malta and Northern Ireland.
Next match Ukraine national team will play against Malta on March 27, 2020.
Dynamo in the European Cup
In the 2019/20 season, the Dynamo failed to reach the Champions League. This time it was Belgian “Brugge”. Then lost his job, head coach Alyaksandr Khatskevich. And his place was taken by Alexei Mikhailichenko. Dynamo went into the Europa League. Here Kiev just lucky with the draw, where they faced Sweden “Malmo”, the Danish “Copenhagen” and Swiss “Lugano”. Dynamo predicted first place in the group. They even started with a home victory in the match against Malmo. But she was the only Dynamo.
“Dynamo” had to win “Lugano” / photo: iSport.ua
After that was an unexpected draw with “Lugano”, 1-1 with Copenhagen and the defeat by Malmo. The match became a benefit of the legendary players of the Swedish club of Rosenberg, who has spent the last home match. He in this game scored twice and brought victory to boot. Everything was decided in the last round. “Dynamo” had to win modest “Lugano” house, with a difference of two goals. And so it was that the players of the Ukrainian club was saved from the shameful defeat as much as 90+4 minute. But flew out of the Europa League. Therefore, the fans of “Dynamo” will not see the European Cup in the spring of 2020.
Shakhtar in the European competitions
Shakhtar Donetsk as the Ukrainian Champions in the Champions League has started from the group stage. The team were a bit lucky with the draw. Although it is the third time in a row in the group fell English “Manchester city”. Two more teams – Italian “Atalanta” and the Croatian “Dynamo”. So the chances to qualify from the group we had. Defeat at home to Manchester city was painful, but expected. And after that the team began to score points is not as skill as the moral strong-willed qualities. First, some sensationally beat away “Atalanta”. The winning goal was scored in the 90+5 minute. But instead of continue the winning streak in the home match against Dynamo, the team played a draw. It is worth noting a strange episode when Shakhtar Keeper Pyatov inexplicably knocked in his own penalty area, thereby earning a penalty in the gate. And yet the team was saved from destruction.
Match in the “Zagreb “Dynamo” also seemed ambiguous. In the 74th minute the score was equal 1:1, and the hosts remained in the minority. Instead of trying to put the squeeze on them, Marlos got unnecessary removal, after which the Dynamo scored twice. And again, the Pitmen were saved thanks to moral-volitional qualities – Moraes scored a 90+3 minute, and Pyatov from the penalty spot at the opposite goal on 90+5 minute. Goal that brought a draw, Tete scored in the 90+8 minute penalty.
Unexpected was a draw with Manchester city on the road. It gave a chance for Shakhtar to qualify from the group. We had the house not to lose the “Atalanta”, and wait for that “Teams” win out “Dynamo”. The English team with its task perfectly. Unlike Shakhtar. The team lost at home 0:3. And if the first goal is an accident, the removal of Dodo, who led the team so will not name.
After that, the guests finished off the team. In addition to the departure from the Champions League, this match revealed the complex relationship between players. After the match, have quarrelled Taras Stepanenko and the Pitmen’s captain Tyson. The Brazilian is keen to leave the Ukrainian club.