UA-Football has collected for you the most important football news for Wednesday, November 23
The leader of the championship of Ukraine had to play the rescheduled match of the first round. However, ten minutes after the start of the game, an air raid alarm sounded. The teams sat in the shelter for an hour and a half, after which both clubs agreed to postpone the match to a later date. Thus, the game will be completed next year.
The second match of the day – already within the framework of the 15th round – started late. The Pitmen took the lead in the first half – Sudakov scored and secured the advantage immediately after the break (Kryskiv). But Seferi won back one goal, Traore did not convert a penalty, and then Chelyadin scored the second goal of the Poltava team. Shakhtar had to step up in order not to lose points again. Finally, in the 85th minute, Mikhail Mudryk converted the winning penalty. For both teams, this match was the last in 2022, then the holidays.
The main sensation of the day at the World Cup occurred in the match Germany – Japan. Bundestim in the middle of the first half scored from the penalty spot (Gündogan) and seemed to be in control. But in the second half, the Japanese were able to turn everything upside down. First, Doan, then Asano upset Neuer, as a result – 1:2 in favor of the Land of the Rising Sun team. Now Germany needs to win the next two matches to reach the 1/8 finals. If this is expected with Costa Rica, then how the Flick team is going to defeat Spain is hard to say. Furia Roja staged a festival in the second match of Group E. Luis Enric’s wards scored seven clean sheets against Keylor Navas. Ferran Torres has a double, Olmo and Morata each have a goal and an assist.
Also on Wednesday, matches were played in Group I. At first, Morocco and Croatia did not determine the winner, having played their third draw in the tournament. And then Canada adequately fought with Belgium. Already in the 11th minute, the North Americans got the right to a penalty, but Alphonso Davis could not beat Thibault Courtois. In response, Belgium scored – Batshuayi scored, after which Canada attacked a lot (22 hits per match!), but could not hit the opponent’s goal at least once.
Meanwhile, the English champion announced that he had extended the contract with the head coach until 2025. Recall that the Catalan has been working with the townspeople since 2016. During this time, he won the Premier League four times, the League Cup four times, the FA Cup once, once led City to the Champions League final. Guardiola himself said that he is very comfortable at the club, and he believes that he can achieve more with the team.
The team of Sergey Nagornyak showed a 100% result in the first stage of qualifying for Euro 2023. After victories over Cyprus and Kosovo, the blue-yellows also defeated Sweden 2-0. Artem Kholod and Egor Yarmolyuk from Brentford distinguished themselves as part of the Ukrainian team. Thus, Ukraine entered the elite round of selection for the Euro.