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  • March 29, 2011
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lobanovsky, Kyjiv (Kiev)
  • Referee: A. Nikolaev
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International Friendly Preview: Ukraine - Italy

International Friendly Preview: Ukraine - Italy

Italy, fresh from their win over Slovenia on Friday, are set to lock horns with Ukraine in an international friendly at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Ukraine: Pyayov; Fedetskiy, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Romanchuk; Gusev, Tymoshchuk, Stepanenko, Aliyev; Yarmolenko, Devic

Ukraine


Italy: Viviano; Maggio, Gastaldello, Chiellini, Criscito; Montolivo, Marchisio, Nocerino; Aquilani; Rossi, Gilardino

Italy




DID YOU KNOW?
  • Ukraine will co-host Euro 2012 along with Poland.
  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has 103 caps for the national team.
  • Ukraine are winless in their last five matches (D4 L1).
  • Andriy Shevchenko is Ukraine's all time leading scorer with 45 goals.
  • Italy beat Ukraine 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.
  • Mario Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi were left out of the squad for disciplinary reasons.
  • The Azzurri have outscored Ukraine 7-1 in their last three head-to-head meetings.
  • Giuseppe Rossi is the only player in coach Cesare Prandelli's 25-man squad who plies his trade outside of Serie A.
  • Brazilian-born Thiago Motta scored the only goal of the game in Italy's 1-0 win over Slovenia in Euro 2012 qualifying on Friday.

LAST MEETING

 

September 12, 2007: Ukraine 1-2 Italy

Italy took the lead in the crunch Euro 2008 qualifier courtesy of Antonio Di Natale's goal five minutes before the half-time interval. Andriy Shevchenko put Ukraine back on level terms in the second half before Di Natale completed his brace in the 77th minute to give the Azzurri a crucial victory in Kiev.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Ukraine

Italy

Wins
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1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Ukraine UKR
Ukraine Ukraine
Draw
Italy ITA
Italy Italy
81%

Top 3 Predictions

Ukraine UKR
0 - 2
Italy ITA
Ukraine UKR
1 - 2
Italy ITA
Ukraine UKR
1 - 3
Italy ITA

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