HHello everyone and welcome to this blog live for the second Saturday Euro 2020 quarter-finals, like Ukraine assume England for a place in the semifinals. The Three lions are among the favorites to win the trophy, but Andriy ShevchenkoThe team will be ready to cause upset and spoil your party. We’ll cover the action from Rome on this blog live, as we see who can make it one step away from the final.
Ukraine vs England LIVE SCORE: 0-3
This is the beginning of our Ukraine vs England Live blog, with the posts closest to the top, the most recent. So, follow us for all the updates and then the minute-by-minute updates.
Minute 56: First change for England
Declan Rice, who is one yellow card away from suspension, has given way to Jordan Henderson.
Minute 55: The intensity has dropped
The Ukraine players seem to understand that the game is probably beyond them now, while England are allowing themselves to sit down a bit. Then when they are winning, they are attacking with a purpose. It could be a long 35 minutes for Ukraine.
Minute 50: GOAL FOR ENGLAND!
Sancho recovers the ball for England inside his own court and then a counterattack is launched, ending with a cross from Shaw for Kane to head home. England now have an unassailable advantage, no doubt. Ukraine 0-3 England.
Minute 46: GOAL FOR ENGLAND!
Shaw’s free-kick cross from the left side is greeted by Maguire, whose powerful header flies to the back of the net. Ukraine 0-2 England.
Minute 46: Kane’s foul
Kane has fallen after Sydorchuk stands up. Free kick in dangerous zone for England.
SECOND HALF: England restarts
England have put things in motion for this second half. Let’s see if they can increase their lead or if Ukraine can draw in the next 45 minutes.
HALF TIME: Ukraine 0-1 England
Harry Kane’s goal early in the first half gives England a slight advantage at half-time, but Ukraine have grown in the match and created their own chances. However, when England have attacked they have been threatening and will be eager to increase their lead in the second period.
43rd minute: Shaparenko shoots from afar
Ukraine looks more and more confident, with their latest forward adventure seeing a clear cross in the way of Shaparenko, who slightly cuts off her shot as she deflects from 25 yards. The change to 4-3-3 seems to benefit Ukraine now.
Minute 37: Assemble the tickets well
Yarmolenko receives the ball from the six-yard box, but Mount was there to steal it and then make another quick tackle before clearing the danger. It’s not a peer-to-peer trade as Shevchenko has seen a defender leave and replaced him with a winger.
35th minute: Kryvtsov is injured
Kryvtsov had to leave with an injury, so Viktor Tsygankov replaced him.
33rd minute: Rice’s thunderous attack saved
Sterling shows his rhythm by beating Karavayev, with Matviyenko clearing him only to Rice, but his thunderous strike from 25 yards was parried by Bushchan.
29th minute: Kane’s header
Shaw’s free-kick cross from the left meets Kane’s head, but sees his effort go over the bar.
Minute 27: Sterling’s shot blocked
Phillips throws Shaw’s shot in the direction of Sterling, who seeks to force a shot through Ukraine’s defenders, but to no avail.
Minute 22: England’s good move falls short
An interaction between Sancho, Mount, Sterling and Shaw saw England advance into the Ukraine area, but no one was there to convert Shaw’s well-placed center.
Minute 19: Matviyenko on the ground
Mykola Matviyenko is receiving treatment for Ukraine, which some of their players have taken as an opportunity to get some fluids.
Minute 17: Yaremchuk’s shot stopped
Kyle Walker’s poor pass into his own half is capitalized on by Yaremchuk, who runs to Maguire before taking a shot near the post, but is pushed by Pickford.
Minute 12: Yarmolenko center blocked
Yarmolenko slides down the right and reaches the baseline, but his cross into the box was blocked by Maguire in what is Ukraine’s first notable attack.
Minute 9: England controlling things
That Kane goal seems to have eased any nerves England might have had, as they hold their shape while defending, but then look comfortable when they have the ball.
Minute 4: GOAL FOR ENGLAND!
Sterling came in from the left and made a wonderful pass into the path of Kane, who reached out to hit Bushchan. Ukraine 0-1 England.
Minute 3: Mount appeals a penalty
Mount falls into Ukraine’s penalty area after minimal contact from Mykola Matviyenko. The referee does not correctly award a penalty.
START: Ukraine sets us off
Ukraine has started here in Rome. Stay with us for minute-by-minute updates on Ukraine vs England.
20:50 CEST: Good turnout from England fans
There are many COVID-related restrictions that have prevented thousands upon thousands of England fans from heading to Rome for this quarter-final tie, but there are still plenty of fans at the Stadio Olimpico tonight. Tonight there will be a total of 16,000 spectators inside the 72,000-seat stadium.
20:45 CEST: Final preparations
The Ukraine and England players are making their final preparations before tonight’s game. We are only 15 minutes from the start in Rome!
8:30 pm CEST: Southgate on why he selected Sancho in the XI
Jadon Sancho is set to make his first Euro 2020 start, just days after reports emerged that he will be joining Manchester United. England manager Gareth Southgate explains why he opted for Sancho in England’s XI against Ukraine.
Southgate speaks to the BBC: “Jadon Sancho has been very brilliant in training. Having a right foot on that side will really stretch the game. It has been a huge challenge for all of our attacking players. We have so much depth, and you can’t keep everyone happy. We are looking Those moments where they’re really fighting in training, and he has shown it. And his profile for this game, we need one-on-one specialists in these kinds of games, and he has that ability. It’s been good for us to get out of Wembley. to have a different preparation and feel things, but in the next 90 minutes we will know if it will be a deciding factor for us. It is a beautiful night for football. Ukraine has had a fantastic career, we know the threat of their dangerous players, and we have to move the ball fast. “
20:15 CEST: A worrying statistic for England
England will hope that their match against Ukraine tonight does not go to extra time or penalties, but the last three times they have reached this stage of the European Championship they have gone beyond 90 minutes.
20:00 CEST: Ukraine XI Announced
Andriy Shevchenko has made an alteration to the team that beat Sweden in extra time, with Vitaliy Mykolenko replacing Taras Stepanenko.
Ukraine XI will face England: Georgiy Bushchan; Oleksandr Karavaev, Ilya Zabarnyi, Sergiy Kryvtsov, Mykola Matviyenko, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Sergiy Sydorchuk, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Mykola Shaparenko; Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk.
7:45 PM CEST: England XI is here
Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount have entered England’s starting lineup for tonight’s game, with Bukayo Saka and Kieran Trippier making way for the XI who beat Germany in the round of 16.
England XI will face Ukraine: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice; Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane.
19:30 CEST: When and where to watch
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