It is time to take a look at the Player Ratings from the UEFA Nations League match between Ukraine and the Spain national teams.
After beating them during the previous international break, Spain met Ukraine once again for the second time in the UEFA Nations League. ‘La Roja’ won the most recent match against Switzerland on Saturday after a complicated match against Switzerland. Luis Enrique decided to line up the two players everybody wanted to watch together.
Ansu Fati and Adama Traore started the game against Schevchenko’s squad. Contrary to what we all expected. This game wasn’t as easy as expected for the visiting squad. During the first half, goalkeeper Bushchan prevented a couple of goals that allowed Ukraine a chance to get after the result in the second half. Even though David De Gea was on point throughout most of the match. He was the reason Spain suffered from a negative result.
Dave doesn’t save anymore.
Knowing that Ansu Fati wasn’t going to fix Spain’s offensive problems, Luis Enrique decided to take him off the pitch during the second half. A bad result didn’t hurt as much because they would remain at the top of the table due to Germany’s draw vs Switzerland.
However, Ukraine deserves all the credit for getting a winning goal with 15 minutes left on the clock. Tsygankov scored a goal after David De Gea’s terrible blunder in a counter-attack. The Spanish goalie got out of the box too soon when he noticed his defensive line completely distracted.
Despite not being his full responsibility, it’s a mistake that the fans will attribute to his bad decision. This victory gives Ukraine a good chance to make it to the next round after reaching 6 points next to Germany inside the group.
Ukraine: Bushchan (5), Sobol (8), Karavaev (7), Mykolenko (7), Sabarnyi (7), Sydorchuk (8), Makarenko (6), Shaparenko (8), Yarmolenko (7), Yaremchuk (7), Subkov (8).
Bench: Tsygankov (9), Kovalenko (6).
Spain: De Gea (5), Ramos (7), Navas (6), Reguilon (6), Pau Torres (5), Canales (5), Merino (6), Rodri (6), Adama (7), Rodrigo (6), Ansu Fati (5).
Bench: Ceballos (6), Oyarzabal (6), Torres (7), Olmo (6).
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