CITY DRAW CHELSEA IN CUP SEMIS

Manchester City have been given a tough draw in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after they were pitted against London club Chelsea. The Citizens will have to overcome an improved Chelsea team in the final four of the FA Cup if they want to keep their hopes of a quadruple alive this season. Manchester City utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko was an important part of the defence that kept a clean sheet as Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 away victory at the expense of Everton over the weekend. The Ukraine international can play either as a left-back or as a midfielder and he started on the left side of the back four during the game. The Ukraine player was largely untroubled as Manchester City were rewarded for their patience with two goals in the final ten minutes of the FA Cup tie. Ukraine national team star Zinchenko has been the first choice left-back at Manchester City over the past months and he continued his fine form against the Toffees at the weekend. Everton had no answers to the questions posed by Manchester City especially in the final minutes of the game and that led to the goals from Ilkay Gundogan on 84 minutes and Kevin De Bruyne in added time.


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ZINCHENKO, UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN RECORD-EXTENDING WIN

Manchester City utility player OleksandrZinchenko was left on the bench as the Citizens secured another victory in the Premier League. OleksandrZinchenko plays as a left-back for Manchester City, while he plays as a midfielder for Ukraine. The Ukraine national team player was in the starting XI for the Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Zinchenko helped Manchester City to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Spurs courtesy the goals from Rodri (penalty) and a brace from the in-form IlkayGundogan, who took his tally to 10 goals in the last two months in the league alone from his midfield slot. The win over Spurs took the current impressive Manchester City victory run to 15 games in all competitions, which is a record in English football. Continue reading “ZINCHENKO, UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN RECORD-EXTENDING WIN”

SHAKHTAR DONETSK WINGER SOLOMON WOULD LOVE A MOVE TO ARSENAL

Manor Solomon, Shakhtar Donetsk’s exciting winger has publicly admitted that he would be highly interested in a move to Premier League giants Arsenal. His interest in moving to the Emirates Stadium has triggered his agent PiniZahavi into entering discussions with the London club, according to Football London’s Chris Wheatley.


The Israel international player has been in a glamorous form this season for the Ukrainian outfit so far this season. His form stellar form has seen him score five goals and also create one assist in just seventeen appearances for Shakhtar in this current campaign. Continue reading “SHAKHTAR DONETSK WINGER SOLOMON WOULD LOVE A MOVE TO ARSENAL”

DYNAMO KYIV EXTEND LEAD OVER SHAKTHAR

 

League leaders Dynamo Kyiv have extended their lead over rivals Shakthar Donetsk at the top of the league as far as first division club football is concerned in Ukraine. Dynamo Kyiv were able to capitalise on the slip up from their nearest challengers for the league title in Ukraine.


Ahead of the week 10 set of games in the first division of club football in Ukraine also known as the Ukrainian Premier League, Dynamo Kyiv had a one-point lead over their rivals and they made it four points with a win in their own week 10 clash. Dynamo Kyiv beat newly promoted club Inhulets 2-0 away from home to extend their lead at the summit of the Ukrainian Premier League. Inhulets had gained promotion into top flight football in Ukraine as one of the three teams from the second division at the end of last season.
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Several Updates for Ukraine National Football

 

Even though matches have been held off for a while for Ukraine’s football teams, several developments have taken place to boost the team’s spirits and keep up their performance levels for the matches ahead. JOMA, a Spanish company recently developed a new uniform for the team. Pictures and details of the same were released in the press by the national association of football.


The traditional color of yellow is retained for home set while the set for away matches is in blue. Ukraine embroidery defines the pattern of sublimation print on the front of the t-shirts. The new uniform designs were officially presented by the Ukraine association recently.
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SHAKHTAR TO WIN UKRAINE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Kolos Kovalivka 1-0 despite being an away fixture to go 16 points
clear at the top of the Ukrainian topflight. The Championship Group will see Donetsk end up as
expected with Dynamo Kyiv following. Desna and FK Zorya Luhansk are on the same 49 points
after 26 games while Kolos Kovalivka sit below.


Donetsk are likely to retain the Premier-Liha title but this season there would be a post season
play-off for spots in Europe. This was introduced at the beginning of the current season. When
the season resumed following a protracted break due to Covid-19, the league started with a
banger as Shakhtar and Dynamo clashed. The defending champs won 3-1.
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MAN CITY BEATEN AS LIVERPOOL GO 25 POINTS CLEAR

Manchester United victory in the Manchester derby has taken Liverpool a step closer towards their first league title in three decades. The Reds are now 25 points clear of second placed Manchester City. The Citizens have a game in hand, and they will host Arsenal on Wednesday.


January signing Bruno Fernandez was impressive again for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Anthony Martial opened the scoring in the 30th minute. Fernandez sent a through ball to the French man, he met the ball on a half volley, forcing the ball under the arms of Ederson. The goalkeeper should have done better with the ball, but Martial wouldn’t care.
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YARMOLENKO DEMANDED TO BE SOLD

Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko started the season with an electrifying form but couldn’t sustain it for long.

By seeing the back of the net three times in his first six appearances, the 30-year-old forward offered hope that he would contribute a lot but the dry spell that has been experienced in his last nine appearances has extinguished all hopes of him doing anything spectacular before the season comes to an end.


The former Borussia Dortmund man was a hot cake before being snapped up by West Ham but his labored and uninspired right wing displays of late has led to fans asking he be put back into the transfer list.
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Ukraine Beats Portugal to Reach Euro 2020

Ukraine has advanced to the finals of Euro 2020 following an impressive first-half enabled them with a 2-1 home win against Portugal. This led Ukraine at the top of the table with 19 points of 7 games. It is 8 points more than Portugal, the second-placed European champions. Serbia is in the third position with 10 points from 6 games after Aleksandar Mitrovic gave them a win at Lithuania with 2-1 score.

Luxemburg has obtained 4 points of 6 games and Lithuanians lagging behind with only 1 point of 7 matches. Ukraine had to avoid being defeated to qualify for the third consecutive European championship. They had a perfect start with Roman Yaremchuk firing them to a 6th minute lead.
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Ukraine Stays 25th According to Ranking by FIFA

The rankings of the national football teams of the world have been once again refreshed by the International Football Association (FIFA). The first three positions of the ranking have been achieved by Belgium, France, and Brazil. Crossing over every other nation, the first position has been taken over by Belgium, followed by France and Brazil in the second and third places respectively. Belgium remains as the leader of the ranking list. The positions for Brazil and France have been different earlier but both of them have changed in the position according to the list that has been recently released by FIFA.

There have been some major shifts in the first ten places for the FIFA ranking. Portugal has taken over the fifth position rising from sixth in the ranking. Previously, Uruguay was in fifth place. The national team of Ukraine remained in the 25th position in the recent FIFA ranking released. In the refreshed list released by FIFA, Spain has risen to the seventh position leaving behind Croatia. They were in the ninth position earlier. On the other hand, Croatia has come down to eighth place in the ranking. Columbia has come down from eighth place to the ninth one. Both England and Argentina have been successful to hold back their 4th and 10th place in the rankings list respectively.
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