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Ukraine v Spain - as it happened

Pin Ukraine v Spain, Nations League 2020/21. League A, matchday 4 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Ukraine v Spain, Nations League 2020/21. League A, matchday 4 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Ukraine v Spain - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 0 2,680

Join us for live coverage of the UEFA Nations League qualifier between Ukraine and Spain from the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev. Spain are currently top of the group with seven points from three matches.

LIVE
95'
FT: Ukraine 1-0 Spain!! All over in Kiev!!! Ukraine win this one thanks to a goal by Tsygankov in the 76th min after a pass by Yarmolenko. Ukraine picked up at the start of the second half, but then Spain took control again. They didn't find the net though and Ukraine scored with a rare opportunity to claim the three points and leave Group 4 in League A wide open. That's all from us, thanks for your company and see you again soon!
94'
Traore commits a foul on the far side and that should be the ball game.
93'
Olmo ia penalised for a foul and there are just two minutes left.
91'
Ramos goes down wanting a penalty, but nothing is given. There is contact, but not enough for a spot kick.
91'
Spain get themselves a corner on this near side.
90'
Four extra minutes. Spain pressing, but can't find a way through.
88'
Free-kick to Spain in their own half.
86'
Another Spain move comes to nothing as Ramos fires over the crossbar!!
85'
Olmo heads Navas' cross over the crossbar!
84'
Time running out for Spain here.
83'
Shots: 3-17.
81'
Olmo sees his shot blocked by Mykolenko.
80'
The group will be thrown wide open with this result.
78'
De Gea came out, then hesitated and was in no man's land...
77'
Against the run of play, but this can always happen.
76'
Ukraine have hit the front!!!! Yarmolenko finds Tsygankov after a long punt by the GK and a flick on and Tsygankov beats De Gea, who was well off his line, from 25 yards
74'
Spain sub: Olmo on for Canales.
73'
F Torres has a go from an acute angle and Bushchan is up to the task.
70'
Save by Bushchan! Torres feeds Oyarzabal and the keeper comes out to narrow the angle.
69'
Traore causes trouble again and his weak effort is comfortably stopped by the goalie.
67'
71% possession for Spain. The visitors are on top again now.
65'
Ukraine sub: Zubkov is off, Tsygankov is on.
64'
Chance for Rodri!!! The shot along the ground strikes the far post and then the GK's water bottle!
63'
Spain attacking, but Ukraine are holding firm in defence. Corner now for Spain.
60'
Ukraine sub: Sydorchuk off, Kovalenko on.
60'
Ferran Torres sprays an effort well wide of the goal!
58'
Spain double sub: Fati and Rodrigo off, Ferran Torres and Oyarzabal on.
57'
Spain get a free-kick, but Fati's delivery is allowed the ground and easily cleared.
55'
Ukraine win another corner, but offside is given. It seems like the Spain man heads it. This linesman to our right is very weak. He's made a few big errors...
54'
It's a much improved Ukraine since the interval.
52'
Yarmolenko goes down wanting a penalty now and nothing is given and Rodrigo heads over at the other end. Not a pen.
50'
Ukraine win a corner here!
48'
Lovely move by Ukraine!! Yarmolenko and Shaparenko combine beautifully and then Zubkov miscues his effort. That was a great chance and the flag was up despite it being clearly on. Would have been controversial.
46'
Fati is in pain after a clash of heads with Makarenko.
45'
Spain HT sub: Ceballos on for Merino.
45'
HT: Ukraine 0-0 Spain!!! Half-time in Kiev and Spain have been the better side so far. Traore has looked sharp while the Ukraine GK has been forced into good saves to deny Rodrigo, Fati and Ramos. Ukraine have done little going forward and the only thing of note are a couple of penalty shouts which didn't seem to be penalties. Back for more in a bit!
45'
Huge shout for a penalty kick after Yaremchuk's cross hits Ramos on the arm! Nothing's given. The ball hit his backside. Didn't even hit his arm.
43'
Reguilon goes in late on Zabarnyi and it's a free-kick for Ukraine.
41'
Spain having plenty of possession, but they have only had a couple of very clear opportunities.
38'
Mikel Merino has a pop from distance which he is straight at Bushchan.
35'
Zubkov goes down in the box, but no penalty is given. Doesn't seem to be contact from Navas.
34'
Traore again!!! He gets past Sobol, the pass along the ground is played by Rodrigo to Canales and the effort goes wide.
32'
Still no score here. It might stay like that until HT.
29'
Traore causes problems for Sobol again and he earns a corner for Spain. Luis Enrique's men then win a second.
27'
A long ball is sent forward by the home side and De Gea runs out to clear. Good awareness.
25'
74% possession for the visitors.
25'
Zubkov wins a corner for the hosts.
24'
Ramos has an ambitious effort which goes over the goal.
22'
Spain claiming for a penalty for handball and it's not given. Ramos heads towards goal, Yarmolenko plays the ball with his knee and the ball then hits his arm. Correct decision.
21'
Ramos' free-kick is tipped over!!! It was going towards the top right corner and it's well saved.
20'
Fati is brought down about 30 yards from goal after a clear foul by Makarenko.
19'
Rodrigo gets the ball and turns in the Ukraine area, but is unable to find a teammate and the chance goes.
18'
Spain are picking up here now and starting to look dangerous.
15'
Chance for Spain!!! Canales passes to Fati inside the box whose shot is saved! Fati was offside, but there's no VAR so the goal would have counted. Nothing comes of the resulting corner as Rodrigo headed the short corner wide.
14'
Spain are targeting Ukraine's left hand side so far.
12'
Good save!!! Navas' cross into the box is headed by Rodrigo and Bushchan tips over the goal.
10'
Yaremchuk passes the ball into the box and Rodri gets there to cover.
9'
A cross is sent into the box by Spain which Ukraine head away, but the counter comes to nothing.
6'
Quiet start here so far. Spain with the possession and territory.
4'
Traore goes down the near side again and Sobol pulls him back from behind.
3'
A long pass is played for Traore on the near touchline, but he can't keep the ball in play.
2'
Spain having some early possession here.
1'
Spain get us going from left to right in the red! Ukraine in yellow.
Prev.
The players are out here!
Prev.
Ukraine make three changes from the loss to Germany. Malinovskiy, Kovalenko and Tsygankov are replaced by Shaparenko, Zubkov and Makarenko.
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Reguilon, Rodri, Canales, Rodrigo and Traore come in from the Switzerland game. Gaya, Busquets, Olmo F Torres and Oyarzabal drop out of the starting XI.
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Spain drew 0-0 in Portugal in a friendly and then beat Switzerland 1-0 in a Nations League match. Ukraine have had many positive coronavirus cases. They were thumped 6-1 by France in a friendly and then lost 1-2 to Germany in the Nations League.
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We are halfway through the Nations League group 4, League A. Spain are top with 7 points from three matches while Ukraine are third on 3 points. Germany with 5 are second while Switzerland are bottom on just the 1 point.
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16 degrees and cloudy in Kiev tonight.
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There will be 15,000 fans inside the stadium tonight which is 20% of the ground's capacity. We are playing at the same venue which hosted the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
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Pawel Gil of Poland is the referee. There's no VAR.
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Spain XI: De Gea (GK); Reguilon, Ramos, Pau Torres, Navas; Canales, Rodri, Merino; Fati, Rodrigo and Traore.
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Ukraine XI: Bushchan (GK); Sobol, Mykolenko, Zabarnyi, Karavaev; Shaparenko, Makarenko, Sydorchuk; Zubkov, Yaremchuk and Yarmolenko.
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Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the Nations League clash between Ukraine and Spain from Kiev.
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