15 November | 19:42
Former striker Kiev “Dynamo” Oleg Salenko has shared his impressions of the first play-off match between Ukraine and Slovenia. Ukrainians in Lviv have won with the account 2:0. The second leg will be held in Maribor on November 17.
“Yesterday we attended the match in Lviv and discussed that the victory was a logical outcome of the game. Although in the match played a role the luck factor. If we talk about the moments created by the Ukrainians at the gate of the opponent, not to mention their first goal. Impressive that the team scored after the ball has gone into protection, and continued to attack. The Ukrainian team fought to the end, tried to score. In the end, we managed to score the second goal. The home team had a chance to hit the frame before the third time. Such a vivid attack clearly lacked the Slovenes.
I think that, despite the score, this match was not the best for the national team of Ukraine. The team produced the game harder. And to appreciate the power of the team should be in strong opposition with teams like the French, for example. Now just need to keep this level, in order for the team to open up. As for personalities, I would like to highlight in the national team Selezneva. In the first half, it clung to all the balls, it was obvious that the player is updated. Also not to mention of Yarmolenko. Konoplianka made a tremendous amount of work. This trio of players deserves the most attention.
We have a return game in which we will see whether the Ukrainians to break the curse of the joints, and finally to reach the final stage of Euro 2016,” — said Salenko “Championship”.
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