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Ukraine Forward Yaremchuk: We Are Satisfied With Draw Against Nigeria

Ukraine Forward Yaremchuk: We Are Satisfied With Draw Against Nigeria

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Ukraine forward Roman Yaremchuk says the team can be happy with their battling display in Tuesday night friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Completesports.com reports.

The home team rallied back from two goals down to a earn 2-2 draw in the thrilling encounter at the Dnipro Arena.

Yaremchuk netted a controversial hand-aided goal to draw Andriy Shevchenko’s men level 11 minutes from time.

Nigeria took an early lead when debutant Joe Aribo slotted the ball home in the fourth minute after a neat pass from Alex Iwobi.

Victor Osimhen doubled Nigeria’s advantage in the 34th minute, converting from the spot after Samuel Kalu was tripped inside the box by Eduard Sobol.

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Ukraine starting lineup against Super Eagles in Dnipro

Oleksandr Zinchenko then reduced the deficit with 12 minutes remaining on the clock.

“Probably, we can be pleased with the result, as we pulled a draw in a game we were losing and now we will go with clubs in good mood,” Yaremchuk told reporters after the game.

Yaremchuk would also speak about his controversial goal.

“I haven’t seen it again. Someone said that there was a hand ball, another said it was not. However, the score was 2 – 2, everyone is happy,” he added.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Though am disappointed with the score but if you ask the Ukrainians before that game they were very sure of beating super eagles,we are getting there,up Rohr and his boys

    • Ukraine expected to beat the eagles?

      is ukraine a better footballing nation than naija?

      na inferiority complex dey worry una

  • Obidee 2 years ago

    U re right my brother… Nobody expected draw in this friendly match but this Guy’s gave a very good acct of themselves..most especially the new invited one’s.. Progress

  • You are ‘satisfied’ with the draw? Abi the result flattered you? Mr Roman, you guys were thoroughly outplayed, outmuscled, outfoxed, out-thought, and, honestly, outscored! Thank God for your new Man City kid, one of your brights spots and a couple of others who were putting on some real fight. And you should also thank Esiti too. Two goals within a minute? What would VAR have said with that your handball stealer? And we were missing a number of regulars like Ndidi, Omeruo and Musa, otherwise, it would have been completely embarrassing for your team in front of a full capacity stadium of your fans. Give some credit!