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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Ukraine Top Group, Nigeria Advance To Knockout Stage




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Ukraine and Nigeria

Ukraine and Nigeria performed out a 1-1 draw at a cold Bielsko-Biala Stadium on Thursday to shut out Group D on the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.

Using their tried-and-true technique of congesting the center with three central defenders, Ukraine annoyed the Flying Eagles assault for a lot of the primary half. Danylo Sikan headed dwelling from shut vary within the 30th minute to provide Ukraine a 1-Zero lead.

Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin denied Muhamed Tijani’s penalty seconds earlier than half-time, however couldn’t duplicate the feat when Tijani earned one other spot-kick within the 47th minute. After VAR confirmed that Denys Popov dealt with Tijani’s shot on objective, the Nigerian ahead fired previous Lunin to make sure the 2 sides shared the spoils.

Already assured a spot within the knockout stage, the consequence earned the Ukrainians prime spot in Group D with seven factors. A superior objective distinction means Nigeria can even proceed their World Cup expedition, taking 4 factors from three matches and ending third within the group.Screenshot 1 12

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