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Ukraine - Austria
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Ukraine are peppering the goal... but Sabitzer has stolen the ball on the halfway line... but nothing doing.
The offisde flag hinders Yarmolenko's progress down the right.
Three minutes added on.
- OffMarko ArnautovicAustria
- OnSaša KalajdžicAustria
Arnautovic departs the scene, replaced by Kalajdzic.
Sabitzer in behind, still stretching the defence... but steered clear by Zabarnyi.
Zinchenko has moved to left-back, to add more guile down the left... meanwhile, here comes Yaremchuk! He fires just wide. They're getting closer.
- OffVitaliy MikolenkoUkraine
- OnArtem BesyedinUkraine
Besyedin is on to add physicality to the home side's attack.
Still nothing happeing for Ukraine at present. They look leggy and out of ideas up top.
Corner, Austria. Won by Sabitzer via a deflected cross.
In from Marlos, towards Yaremchuk, but he gives away the free kick.
Free kick, Ukraine, chance to whip it in here from a deep yet promising position.
Austria are still pushing here when they get the opportunity, but they're not pressing hard when they don't have the ball.
- OffKonrad LaimerAustria
- OnStefan IlsankerAustria
Konrad Laimer is replaced by Stefan Ilsanker.
How does this affect the group? Holland will have won it with an 100% record with their win over Macedonia, whilst Austria will finish second on 4 points, and Ukraine will be perilously close to going out with a negative goal difference and only 3 points.
- OffMykola ShaparenkoUkraine
On comes Marlos.
Austria are more counter-attacking now. Ukraine are tired now having chased the game for over an hour, making the task at breaking down the lower block an even more difficult one.
An hour gone, Ukraine with a promising free kick on the left. Zinchenko over it, and nearly an own goal! Bachmann with a great save after Matvienko threw himself at it at the near post.
Lainer with a clear run down the right for the Austrians... danger here... no! A poor pull back and Ukraine can play out.
Schopf receives the ball from Schlager, and strikes a blocked shot, and the second attempt from Schlager himself is well wide.
Ukraine are looking much more progressive with Victor Tsygankov on the pitch. Malinkovskyi was good, but the pace the winger offers has pinned Lainer back a bit more.
Alaba over an indirect free kick for the Austrians on the right, but it's nodded away by Matvyenko.
Yarmolenko... Hinteregger concedes the corner sliding in. Taken quick by the Ukrainians, Zinchenko's delivery, he goes down in the process, but the referee points for a goal kick.
Baumgartner sits on the bench with an ice pack on his head after that clash that forced him off in the first half.
Really interesting to watch Austria out of possession: in the immediate press, they defend in a 4-4-2 with Sabitzer alongside Arnautovic, but suddenly the Leipzig man drops deeper, to pick up the deeper midfielder and cut the passing lane off at the last.
- 2nd Half
We're off an underway.
- OffRuslan MalinovskiyUkraine
- OnViktor TsyhankovUkraine
Tsygankov comes on in a half time change for the Ukranians.
- End of 1st Half
There's half time. We'll be back in 15. Plenty to digest here, so much action. The game is finely poised. Who will steal that second place?
Matvyenko misjudges the high ball, and Sabitzer is in, loses his footing, and Arnautovic! Weak shot, easily held. The second wave of pressure starts with Grillitsch, Laimer, through to Lainer! Who blazes over.
Ukraine come forwards, neatly worked down the left, Zinchenko tries to slide in Yaremchuk, but intelligent defending from Hinteregger shows the ball out for the goal kick.
Schopf breaking down the right really well.... Arnautovic up with him in the middle! He side foots it wide with the left. Huge chance that.
Clipped into the left channel from Grillitsch for Alaba to chase, but the left-back isn't running and possession switches hands.
Laimer, does really well twisting and turning in a tight corridor off the left, and curls it! Good save Bushcan.
Yaremchuk tries to spin in behind off the shoulder of Hinteregger, but the centre-back does just enough in a foot race it seemed unlikely for him to win.
- OffChristoph BaumgartnerAustria
- OnAlessandro SchöpfAustria
Alessandro Schopf will come on for Baumgartner, who can't continue due to injury.
Mykolenko's cross cleared well by Alaba... Sabitzer, Arnautovic on the break... chopped down, free kick for Austria.
Karamaev dummies and cuts inside, but his cross is over everyone, and Shaparenko's following shot just about misses Yarmolenko at the far post after the initial save from Bachmann.
A nice idea from Schlager after another good interception with a floated through ball for Arnautovic, but Bushcan gathers.
Alaba fouls Karamaev on the left.
Wave after wave of Austria pressure down the left through Alaba yet again, and he's earned himself another corner. In from the left-back, Hinteregger meets it, but the goalkeeper claims.
- GoalChristoph BaumgartnerAustria
GOAL! In from Alaba, and Baumgartner is there off the far post! He's poked it in! He got away from his marker, stole a march on him, and stabs Austria into a precious lead.
Darting run from Arnautovic earns his side a corner.
Corner, Ukraine, after good play from Yaremchuk drifting wide and bringing his team mates into play. Shaparenko over it, but a clash of heads between Baumgartner and Zabarnyi means a free kick for the Austrians.
Alabas teasing inswinger of a cross... Dragovic, surely! no! Can't quite get the connection needed to send it inside that far post.
Stefan Lainer is unlucky as pressure from Zinchenko watches the ball out of play, earning Ukraine a switch in possession and a throw in.
Karamaev tries to advance down the right, but Baumgartner, tracking his full-back, recovers well.
Andriy Shevcheko blasting orders from the sideline. His side need to get feet on the ball a bit more; Austria have been controlling thus far.
Alaba's delivery... Dragovic! Nodded high and wide.
Austria winning the midfield battle at the moment: Schlager and Grillitsch orchestrating; Laimer more advanced, stretching the opposition back line with runs in behind. Corner, Austria.
Arnautovic with a dangerous run, penetrating the heart of the Ukrainian defence, and it ricochets to Sabitzer! He's blazed it over!
Nicely worked down the left by Alaba, who finds Sabitzer in the pocket, and his shot is charged down well by Zabarnyi.
Yarmolenko breaks in behind Alaba down the right after a quick throw, and his outside-of-the-left-foot cross is caught well by the Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
In from Alaba, outswinging, Lainer in the midst of the melee, goes down, but the shrill peep of the referee's whistle signals a free kick for the defending side, handball against Lainer.
Flicked on by Sabitzer at the front post, Buschan flaps at it, and concedes another corner.
Early corner, well worked down the right by the overlapping Lainer and Schlager, but Zinchenko slides in on Laimer. Corner.
Early observaton - Alaba is at left-back; Austria are in a 4-3-3.
- 1st Half
The game kicks off, and as Fabrizio Romano would say, 'Here we go!'.
Goosebumps as the national anthems blare. 2 minutes to kick off.
The players are out, the anthems, if you please.
5 minutes to kick off.
10 minutes to kick off.
Austria: Bachmann, Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Laimer, Schlager, Grilliitsch, Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Arnautovic.
Ukraine: Bushchan, Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko, Shaparenko, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Malinovskyi.
Here are the lineups, if you missed them...
15 minutes to kick off.
Half an hour to kick off.
Class work from UEFA on the continent.
In terms of the group, it's tightknit stuff between these two teams. Ukraine sit second on goals scored, but both sit on a goal difference of 0 and points tallies of 3, after defeats to Holland and victories over North Macedonia.
Austria, on the other hand, seem to be in a 4-3-3/4-3-2-1 shape, but that could easily change, as in their last two group games, they've fielded a back three with starlet and captain David Alaba at the heart of it; acting as the libero, given the freedom to roam into midfield and beyond to affect the game as the talisman. Hoffenheim's playmaker Florian Grillitsch comes into the side in the middle of the park, flanked by Konrad Laimer and Xavier Schlager, with Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner roaming behind the lone striker Marko Arnautovic, who returns after a game's suspension. Stefan Lainer and Alaba seem to be the full-backs in a back four, flanking Martin Hinteregger and Aleksandar Dragovic, but expect to see a fluid system, with either Lainer tucking in, Grillitsch dropping deeper, or Alaba orchestrating from his defensive half.
Ukraine are in their 4-3-3 shape, with standout players Vitalii Mykolenko, centre forward Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarkmolenko all in from the start, with Manchester City midfielder Olexandr Zinchenko off the left of the trio in the engine room. Serhiy Sydorchuk will sit and protect the back four, with number 10 Mykola Shaparenko the legs off the right, supporting Yarmolenko in the half spaces. Yaremchuk will act as the focal point up front, supported by Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, with Zinchenko and the Atalanta man often swapping positions to confuse oppositions and add more creativity either in the deeper or in the more advanced areas of the attacking half.
Let's dissect these teams, shall we?
And here are the Austrians:
Here's the Ukraine lineup:
Team news very shortly...
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