0 - 1
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Scored: 21'
- Christoph Baumgartner 21'


Euro 2020 Report: Austria 1 - 0 Ukraine

Tue, Jun 22 2021

Florian Grillitsch of Austria battles for possession with Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group C match between Ukraine and Austria at National Arena on June 21, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania Credit: Photo by Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

An early goal from Christoph Baumgartner helped Austria to the knock-out stages to end almost forty years since they got past the group stage in any tournament.

Ukraine will be kicking themselves after a dreadful performance though. A draw would have been enough to finish second, but this result may see them eliminated.

Franco Foda welcomed Marko Arnautovich back to the side after his suspension versus Netherlands. Florian Grillitsch also started in midfield. Andreas Ulmer and Michael Gregoritsch both dropped to the bench. Ukraine made just one change. Taras Stepanenko was dropped for Serhiy Sydorchuk.   

Austria knew that a win was necessary and started the brighter. They won a couple of corners and set about their opponents. Marcel Sabitzer took aim but failed to really trouble Georgi Bushchan. The Leipzig player then received a knock-down from Arnautovich. He was off-target yet again. Alexsander Dragovich then had an opportunity from a corner that went wide.

Oleksander Karavaev had the first chance for Ukraine chased a ball down the right. Austria were able to clear in time. They were struggling to really create much as Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmelenko found themselves isolated up front. A clash of heads from a corner saw both Christoph Baumgartner and Illia Zabarnyi down needing treatment.

It was the former who got the opening goal though. Austria won another corner down on the left. David Alaba swung it in, and he was able to escape his marker to tap it home. It was the final major involvement of the midfielder as he was still struggling with the effects of his knock.

Ukraine were now in the position of having to get something from the game. Mykola Shaparenko produced a decent saved from Daniel Bachmann who was able to push the ball out of the oncoming Yarmelenko. They countered at pace from an Austrian move but Martin Hinteregger was back in time to rescue them.

Arnautovich should have made it two though. Austria conjured an excellent move on the right through Xaver Schlager. He had a low ball across the area to the unmarked forward. He only managed to slice his attempt to the left and wide.

Much more was needed from the Ukrainians as the second-half began. A coming together between Yaremchuk and Hinteregger demonstrated the wrong degree of aggression demanded. The forward was lucky to not get a least a booking for a kick out. Meanwhile, Yarmelenko was presented with a chance at the back post that went over.

Austria were still able to get players forward though. An Alaba free-kick caused concern as it landed at the feet of Arnautovich. He had a cross-shot which failed to get any connection despite the numbers in the area. He was left annoyed again when Laimer misplaced a final ball after a three on two breakaway. Alaba needed attention when he threatened to get clear on the left.

Any chances Ukraine had were few and far between. The energy of the Austrian midfield meant little space and time to get on the ball and create much. The likes of Schlager, Laimer and Grillitsch overshadowed their more illustrious opponents. Adreiy Shevchenko did attempt to change things up with a number of subs. They were unable to make any sort of impact though.

Austria saw it out to joyous celebrations from their fans. Italy in Wembley on Saturday await them. For Ukraine, it is a nervous wait to see if their points total is enough to qualify.  

 

Ukraine: Heorhiy Bushchan; Vitaliy Mykolenko (Artem Besedin 84), Mykola Matviyenko, Oleksandr Karavaev, Illia Zabarnyi; Mykola Shaparenko (Marlos Bonfim 67), Serhiy Sydorchuk, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Ruslan Malinovskyi (Viktor Tsygankov 46), Roman Yaremchuk, Andriy Yarmolenko.

Subs not used: Andriy Pyatov, Yehven Makarenko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Artem Dovbyk, Eduard Sobol, Taras Stepanenko, Heorhii Sudakov, Anatolii Trubin, Oleksandr Tymchyk.

Austria: Daniel Bachmann; Stefan Lainer (Stefan Ilsanker 71), Martin Hinteregger, Aleksandar Dragovic, David Alaba (c); Konrad Laimer, Florian Grillitsch, Christoph Baumgartner (Alessandro Schopf 31), Marcel Sabitzer, Xaver Schlager; Marko Arnautovic (Sasa Kalajdzic 89).

Subs not used: Michael Gregoritsch, Philipp Lienhart, Karim Onisiwo, Pavao Pervan, Stefan Posch, Louis Schaub, Alexander Schlager, Christopher Trimmel, Andreas Ulmer.

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir

Attendance: 10,472


Ukraine
LJune 21, 2021
Ukraine 0 - 1 Austria
WJune 29, 2021
Sweden 1 - 2 Ukraine
LJuly 3, 2021
Ukraine 0 - 4 England
DSept. 1, 2021
Kazakhstan 2 - 2 Ukraine
DSept. 4, 2021
Ukraine 1 - 1 France
Heorhiy Bushchan 1
Goalkeeper
Vitaliy Mykolenko 16
84'
84Subbed Off: Artem Besedin 84'
Defender
Mykola Matviyenko 22
Defender
Oleksandr Karavaev 21
Defender
Illia Zabarnyi 13
Defender
Mykola Shaparenko 10
67'
67Subbed Off: Marlos 67'
Midfielder
Serhiy Sydorchuk 5
Midfielder
Oleksandr Zinchenko 17
Midfielder
Ruslan Malinovskyi 8
46'
46Subbed Off: Viktor Tsygankov 46'
Forward
Roman Yaremchuk 9
Forward
Andriy Yarmolenko 7
Forward

Substitutes
Andriy Pyatov 12
Goalkeeper
Yehven Makarenko 14
Defender
Serhiy Kryvtsov 4
Defender
Artem Dovbyk 26
Forward
Marlos 11
67'
67Subbed On: Mykola Shaparenko 67'
Midfield
Artem Besedin 19
84'
84Subbed On: Vitaliy Mykolenko 84'
Forward
Eduard Sobol 2
Defender
Taras Stepanenko 6
Midfield
Heorhii Sudakov 3
Midfield
Anatolii Trubin 23
Goalkeeper
Viktor Tsygankov 15
46'
46Subbed On: Ruslan Malinovskyi 46'
Midfield
Oleksandr Tymchyk 24
Defender
Austria
WJune 13, 2021
Austria 3 - 1 N Mace
LJune 17, 2021
N'lands 2 - 0 Austria
WJune 21, 2021
Ukraine 0 - 1 Austria
LJune 26, 2021
Italy 2 - 1 Austria
LSept. 4, 2021
Israel 5 - 2 Austria
13 Daniel Bachmann
Goalkeeper
21 Stefan Lainer
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: Stefan Ilsanker 71'
4 Martin Hinteregger
Defender
3 Aleksandar Dragovic
Defender
8 David Alaba ©
Defender
24 Konrad Laimer
Midfielder
10 Florian Grillitsch
Midfielder
19 Christoph Baumgartner
Midfielder
Scored: 21'
31'
31Subbed Off: Alessandro Schopf 31'
9 Marcel Sabitzer
Midfielder
23 Xaver Schlager
Midfielder
7 Marko Arnautovic
Forward 89'
89Subbed Off: Sasa Kalajdzic 89'

Substitutes
25 Sasa Kalajdzic
Forward 89'
89Subbed On: Marko Arnautovic 89'
6 Stefan Ilsanker
Midfield 71'
71Subbed On: Stefan Lainer 71'
11 Michael Gregoritsch
Forward
15 Philipp Lienhart
Defender
20 Karim Onisiwo
Midfield
12 Pavao Pervan
Goalkeeper
5 Stefan Posch
Defender
17 Louis Schaub
Midfield
1 Alexander Schlager
Goalkeeper
18 Alessandro Schopf
Midfield 31'
31Subbed On: Christoph Baumgartner 31'
16 Christopher Trimmel
Defender
2 Andreas Ulmer
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: Euro 2020 Group C

Date: 5 p.m. June 21, 2021

Venue: Arena Nationala, Bucharest

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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