Ukraine face Austria in UEFA EURO 2020 Group C – all you need to know.
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Austria take on Ukraine in UEFA EURO 2020 Group C in Bucharest on Monday 21 June at 18:00 CET.Ukraine vs Austria: live build-up
What's the story?
The stage is set for a gripping tie as these teams go head-to-head for second place in Group C. Ukraine bounced back from their opening loss to the Netherlands with victory over North Macedonia on Matchday 2, with Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko both scoring their second goals of this EURO. A draw would suffice for the Ukrainians to finish runners-up behind the Dutch – but Austria, who followed up their success over North Macedonia with defeat by the Oranje, will pip them if they win.Who needs what?
Where to watch the game on TV
Ukraine: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk; Yarmolenko, Shaparenko, Zinchenko, Malinovskyi; Yaremchuk
Misses next match if booked: Shaparenko, Sydorchuk
Austria: Bachmann; Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Alaba; X. Schlager, Laimer, Grillitsch; Baumgartner, Sabitzer; Arnautović
Misses next match if booked: Alaba, Bachmann, Lainer
Bogdan Buga, Ukraine reporter: A point will be enough for Ukraine to come second in the group but it's always dangerous to play for a draw, so I would expect the same attacking approach from Andriy Shevchenko's side. Viktor Tsygankov is nearing fitness following a calf problem and will probably fill the gap on the left of the front three. As a consequence we could see Ukraine's strongest possible line-up for the first time at this EURO.
Jordan Maciel, Austria reporter: Austria have their EURO fate in their own hands ahead of their Group C showdown with Ukraine. A point may be enough to send both countries into the round of 16 depending on how the other groups finish – meaning Franco Foda may see no need to throw caution to the wind. Even so, somewhere down the line this fixture could become a nervy affair.
What the coaches and players say
Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine coach: "Austria are a solid team with quality players. They are a compact and athletic side, with a distinctive style. We have huge respect for them and are expecting a good match. Both teams will play to win, even though we know a point will be enough for us. But you won't go far at this tournament with such a mentality; we will be playing only for a victory."
Franco Foda, Austria coach: "We don’t know if four points would be enough. It’s important that we go into the game from the first minute with the absolute intention of winning: that’s our job. [Reaching the round of 16] would mean a lot to us all. First and foremost, we are playing for our country. We will do everything we can to achieve this goal. That’s a big challenge for us and something that should spur them on."
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
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