Nations League: Ukraine shock Spain with a 1:0 victory

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Ukraine pulled off a stun 1-0 win at home to Spain in the Nations League at a rambunctious Olympic Stadium in Kyiv as fans enjoyed a first since forever triumph over the 2010 World Cup champs. 


Andriy Shevchenko's side started to lead the pack against the run of play in the 76th moment when Viktor Tsyhankov shocked David de Gea by terminating home from outside the territory, subsequent to locking on to a remarkable opposite pass from Andriy Yarmolenko. The goal was fiercely celebrated by the entire Ukraine group and exactly 21,000 fans scattered over the arena, with the hosts exploiting UEFA guidelines permitting 30% limit at specific matches in a facilitating of Covid limitations. 


Ukraine had lost their last three matches, including a 4-0 converse to Spain a month ago and a 7-1 whipping because of France in a friendly a week ago, subsequent to losing six players because of Covid-19 positive tests. 


Luis Enrique's side assumed responsibility for the game in the principal half and for all intents and purposes cornered belonging, almost proceeding with a Sergio Ramos free-kick which struck the bar and when Ansu Fati got an away from of goal however missed the goal. Ukraine were vastly improved after the break and Oleksandr Zubkov botched a brilliant opportunity to give them the lead when he missed De Gea in the territory yet by one way or another missed the target with the goal expanding. 


Spain at that point went for the throat, as Rodri hit the post and Mikel Oyarzabal was foiled by the extraordinary Ukraine goalkeeper, Georgiy Bushchan, who was showing up for his nation after three different goalkeepers tested positive for the Covid. However the guests were soon fixed down the opposite end by some careless goalkeeping from De Gea and were left to harp on a stun rout in the arena where they had beaten Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final.

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