Italy draw with Ukraine to clinch Euro 2024 place

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Davide Frattesi is denied by Ukraine's goalkeeper Anatolii TrubinItaly finish second in Group C, above Ukraine by virtue of their superior head-to-head record

Reigning European champions Italy secured the point they required against Ukraine to qualify for Euro 2024 as Group C runners-up behind England.

A 2-1 win in the reverse fixture meant Italy only had to avoid defeat against Ukraine, with whom they began this crucial encounter level on points.

A frantic match in Leverkusen, Germany ended goalless to confirm the Azzurri's place in next summer's finals.

Third-placed Ukraine's qualification hopes rest on the play-offs in March.

More to follow.



Formation 4-1-4-1

12Trubin2KonoplyaBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTymchykat 86'minutes13Zabarnyi4SvatokSubstituted forMalinovskyiat 90+1'minutes16Mykolenko6StepanenkoSubstituted forPikhalyonokat 80'minutes15TsygankovSubstituted forZubkovat 80'minutes7Sudakov17ZinchenkoSubstituted forSikanat 86'minutes10Mudryk11Dovbyk




Formation 4-3-3

1G Donnarumma2Di Lorenzo15Acerbi6BuongiornoBooked at 7mins3Dimarco17Frattesi8JorginhoSubstituted forCristanteat 71'minutes18Barella20ZanioloSubstituted forPolitanoat 71'minutesSubstituted forDarmianat 90+2'minutes10RaspadoriSubstituted forScamaccaat 45'minutes14ChiesaSubstituted forKeanat 81'minutes


4Gatti5Biraghi7Bonaventura9Scamacca11Kean12Provedel13Darmian16Cristante19Politano21Vicario22El Shaarawy23Mancini

Referee:Jesús Gil Manzano

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Match ends, Ukraine 0, Italy 0.

Second Half ends, Ukraine 0, Italy 0.

Attempt blocked. Danylo Sikan (Ukraine) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oleksandr Pikhalyonok.

Foul by Gianluca Scamacca (Italy).

Oleksandr Tymchyk (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Italy. Matteo Darmian replaces Matteo Politano.

Substitution, Ukraine. Ruslan Malinovskyi replaces Oleksandr Svatok.

Alessandro Buongiorno (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Artem Dovbyk (Ukraine).

Attempt saved. Heorhii Sudakov (Ukraine) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mykhailo Mudryk.

Foul by Gianluca Scamacca (Italy).

Oleksandr Svatok (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Ukraine. Danylo Sikan replaces Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Substitution, Ukraine. Oleksandr Tymchyk replaces Yukhym Konoplya.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Heorhii Sudakov (Ukraine).

Attempt missed. Matteo Politano (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nicolò Barella.

Attempt blocked. Moise Kean (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gianluca Scamacca.

Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine).

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