Women’s national team of Ukraine on football in the match for third place Euro-2019 has created a small miracle. But this victory was not enough.
Ukraine – Russia 2:2 (pen. 2:3)
Goals: Volovenko, 18 (double penalty), Titova, 29 (pen) – Danilova, 9, Lebedeva, 15
Penalties: Dubicki, 1:0, Volovenko, 2:1, Porsuk, 3:2 (wide) – Filisola, 1:1, Chernova, 2:2, olkova, 3:2.
After the Ukrainian team lost the semifinals of the Final four of the national team of Portugal, the Ukrainians had to play the match for third place against the Russians.
Start the fight with Russia passed in the struggle, and on 5th minute of the first dangerous shot in our team caused Sidorenko. However, in mid-blue half-yellow missing – the cross of the lady closed Danilova. Later Lebedev hit the post, and in 15 minutes she’s after drawing out doubled the advantage for his team.
At the end of the first half Ukrainka took the initiative. Especially active were the K. D. combination of that, saving our goal, earned a sixth foul for the opponent. Double shootout began to beat, Volovenko accurate shot into the right corner – and a goal. At the break blue and yellow left, conceding with the score 1:2.
In the second half, the team of Oleg Shaytanov continued to own advantage, but the dangerous moments had to wait. In the 29th minute after a foul by the opponent goalkeeper in his own penalty area the referee awarded a penalty, which confidently implemented Titov. Comeback team of Ukraine – 2:2.
Before regular time goals over did not take place, so the fate of the bronze has gone to penalties. Unfortunately, the key to the whole match was the slip Forsuch during the last strike.
Photo of Paul Kubanova, FFU