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Ukraine v Austria Live Commentary, 21/06/2021

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C. Baumgartner (21)
Arena Naţională


That's all for today, goodbye!
That win means that Austria finish second in the group with six points and will face Italy in the round of 16 in London on Saturday. Ukraine finish in third, but with a negative goal difference. They'll have to wait until the end of the group stage to find out if they've done enough to reach the knockout rounds.
Austria are through to the knockout stages of the Euros for the first time after beating Ukraine 1-0. It was a brilliant performance from Foda's side and Baumgartner got the all-important goal in the first half when he poked Alaba's corner past Bushchan. They could've had a lot more with Arnautovic firing two great chances wide before the break. Ukraine forced two saves out of Bachmann, but never really got going in the game.
90' + 2' Zinchenko floats a great cross into the far post but it's just over Yaremchuk's head. Karavaev is following it in and tries to drill a low ball back into the middle, but the offside flag goes up as Hinteregger throws himself in front of it.
S. Kalajdzic
M. Arnautović
90' Another change for Austria now and Arnautovic is the player making way for Kalajdzic.
89' Schlager spins away from Sydorchuk on the edge of the box and chips a clever ball over the defender to try and pick out Sabitzer's run. He can't sort his feet out quick enough though and Bushchan rushes off his line to clear the danger.
87' CLOSE! Karavaev lays it off to Yaremchuk and he steps outside of Hinteregger to drill a low shot across goal from a tight angle. It fizzes wide of the far post and somebody should've gambled to get a tap-in.
A. Besedin
V. Mykolenko
85' Third change for Ukraine and it's another attacking one as Besedin comes on in place of Mykolenko.
84' There are loud shouts from the Austrian fans and a couple of the players for a penalty as they're claiming it struck Matvyenko on the arm as he cleared his lines. The referee had a good view of it though and nothing is given.
82' Ukraine are patiently trying to play their way upfield, but their passing is still letting them down in Austria's half. Zinchenko tries to sweep it out to Tsygankov on the left, but it's behind him.
80' Still, Ukraine can't get a touch on the ball as Austria push forward again. Schlager tries to thread it through to Arnautovic, only for Marlos to catch him, but no free-kick is given, much to his frustration.
78' Marlos goes long this time looking for Yarmolenko, who goes to ground under pressure from Alaba just inside the box. He's asking for a penalty, but the Austria captain just beat him to the ball and the referee waves the claim away.
76' Another quick break from Austria catches out Ukraine's backline and Sabitzer has space to run into through the middle. He chooses to go for goal from distance, but a deflection off Sydorchuk sends it out for a corner.
74' Schopf is trying to make something happen down the right for Austria, but he's got two defenders tracking him all the way. He ends up losing his footing just before he can swing in a cross and Mykolenko is happy to see it out for a goal-kick.
S. Ilsanker
K. Laimer
72' Laimer is taken straight off the field by the medical team and Ilsanker is on to replace him.
72' Laimer has gone down for Austria holding his head and the medical team are on to give him some treatment. He's quickly back to his feet but it looks like they're not going to take any chances with him.
70' Ukraine are committing more bodies forward in search of an equaliser which is opening up so much space for Austria to counter-attack into. Alaba drives forward down the left again, but this time overhits the cross wide of the far post.
M. Shaparenko
68' Second change for Ukraine now and it's attacking one as Marlos comes on to replace Shaparenko.
67' Sydorchuk spins away from Schlager before lifting a good cross into the far post where Yaremchuk is waiting. The goalkeeper reads it well though and he rushes off his line to punch it away.
65' Austria's high press is causing Ukraine all sorts of problems and they're almost caught out when Shaparenko plays the ball back to Bushchan. Sabitzer chases down the goalkeeper and he just manages to clear his lines in time.
63' Ukraine are still struggling to keep hold of possession here and their frustration is starting to show after another loose pass is intercepted. Schlager breaks through the middle and Sydorchuk drags him down to give away a foul.
61' GREAT SAVE! It's a brilliant free-kick into the near post by Yarmolenko, but it's just out of Yaremchuk's reach. Lainer is behind him and his header is going in until Bachmann punches it away from his goal.
59' Yet another quick break from Austria catches out Ukraine's defence as Lainer pushes forward down the right. He tries to pull it back for Arnautovic but plays it behind him which allows Karavaev to clear his lines.
57' Schlager sweeps it into Schopf after a quick break, but the substitute's shot is blocked by Zinchenko. It comes back to Schlager, who has a go from distance, but it bounces harmlessly wide of the post.
55' Alaba swings in a good free-kick from the right which is flicked on by Hinteregger to Arnautovic at the far post. He drills his effort back across the box, but it's always going wide of the target.
53' In what is their ninth game at the European Championships, Austria led at half-time for the very first time.
51' Sabitzer whips a good cross into the box from the right and Arnautovic is on the penalty spot to flick it on, but it's straight at Matvyenko. It comes back to Schlager, who hits the shot first time, but it's straight at Bushchan.
49' Hinteregger is receiving treatment after the coming together with Yaremchuk and it looks like he was caught in the face. He's back to his feet quickly and the Ukraine forward receives a talking to from the referee.
48' Ukraine have made a better start to the second half and are putting Austria under some early pressure until Hinteregger goes down off the ball in the penalty area after a coming together with Yaremchuk.
46' Ukraine get us back underway for the second half!
V. Tsygankov
R. Malinovskyi
46' Ukraine are making a change at the break and it's Malinovskiy that's going off for Tsygankov.
As things stand, Austria sit second in Group C and are on course to reach the knockout stages of the Euros for the first time. They were on top from the first whistle and Foda will be looking for more of the same. As for Ukraine, they've struggled to deal with Austria's game plan so far and could do with making a change that will see them get their forward players more involved in the match.
Baumgartner gives Austria a 1-0 lead at half-time. Foda's team dominated in the first half and arguably should've taken a bigger lead into the break due to some of the great chances Arnautovic missed. Baumgartner found the back of the net though when he got ahead of Zabarnyi to poke Alaba's corner past Bushchan. At the other end, Shaparenko had Ukraine's only shot, but it was parried away by Bachmann.
45' + 2' CHANCE! It's another quick break from Austria and Sabitzer brings it down on the edge of the box. He loses his footing but manages to square it to Arnautovic, but it's another tame shot from him which is straight into Bushchan's gloves.
45' It's well worked down the left by Malinovsky before laying it off to Zinchenko, and he plays in Yaremshuk with his first touch. The forward is forced wide by Dragovic but can't sort his feet out and end up putting it out for a goal-kick.
43' WHAT A CHANCE! Sabitzer plays a great throughball down the right for Schopf and he plays a perfectly weighted low cross to Arnautovic in the middle of the box. It's a poor finish from him though as he guides it wide of the far post.
41' Yarmolenko initially does really well to hold onto the ball under pressure from Grillitsch as he drives forward down the right, but nobody gets up with him in support and Alaba gets across to dispossess him.
39' Schlager nicks it off Sydorchuk in midfield again and tries to poke it through for Sabitzer. He touches it past Matvyenko but can't follow it into the box as he's blocked off by Zabarnyi.
37' SAVE! Austria are still getting a lot of joy down their left side and it's Lainer that's picked out in the box this time. He takes it around Karavaev before curling a shot towards the far top corner, but it's punched away by Bushchan.
35' Austria are still dominating possession here and are knocking it around in Ukraine's half. It's worked out to Lainer on the right and he picks out Laimer on the edge of the box, but his volley is blocked by Zabarnyi.
A. Schöpf
C. Baumgartner
33' The goal scorer, Baumgartner, is being taken straight down the tunnel and Schopf is on in his place.
32' Baumgartner has gone down off the ball twice in the last few minutes and it looks like he's really struggling after that head clash earlier in the game. This time he's led off the field by the medical team and Austria are going to have to make a change here.
31' This is just the second time Austria have ever scored the first goal in a European Championship match (ninth game in the competition), previously doing so against North Macedonia on MD1 (a 3-1 win).
29' GOOD SAVE! Malinovsky threads it through to Shaparenko and he wrongfoots Dragovic before drilling a low shot across goal. Bachmann parries it away and it's just behind Yarmolenko, who can't do anything with the rebound.
27' Schlager makes another good interception in midfield and tries to pick out Arnautovic's run through the middle when he sees him pull away Matvyenko. It's overhit though and a comfortable collection for Bushchan.
25' Ukraine's frustration is growing here as they just can't keep hold of the ball at the moment. Yarmolenko makes another good run down the right but runs straight into Alaba and loses possession again.
23' As things stand, Austria have now moved above Ukraine into second place in the group and they're the ones heading into the last 16.
D. Alaba
21' That was Austria's fifth corner of the game and it was another good delivery from Alaba which resulted in Baumgartner finding the back of the net.
C. Baumgartner
21' AUSTRIA LEAD! It's another good corner from Alaba and Baumgartner gets goalside of Zabarnyi on the edge of the six-yard box. He sticks out a leg and sends the ball past Bushchan and into the back of the net. 1-0 Austria!
19' There was a clash of heads when the Ukraine corner was swung into the box and Zabarnyl and Baumgartner are down. The medical teams give them some treatment, and they're both quickly back to their feet and will be able to carry on.
18' Bushchan goes long to Yaremchuk and he cushions it down for Malinovskiy before continuing his run to get the return pass. Dragovic sticks out a leg to block it and gives away a corner, which comes to nothing.
16' CHANCE! Karavaev plays a blind pass back to Matvyenko which is intercepted by Arnautovic and he turns on the edge of the box before having a shot. Zabarnyi makes an important block though and puts it out for a corner.
14' Ukraine break quickly every time they win back possession and it's a great switch out to Karavaev by Mykolenko. The right-back carries it all the way to the byline but Hinteregger recovers brilliantly to block his way into the box.
12' Austria push forward again and Schlager switches it out to Laimer on the right when he can't find any space. He pulls away from Zinchenko, but is eventually crowded off the ball before he can put a cross into the box,
10' Ukraine just can't get out of their own half at the moment and they're on the backfoot as Austria win another corner. Alaba swings a good cross into the box which Dragovic meets in the middle, but he glances his header wide.
8' Arnautovic's first touch is intercepted by Matvyenko, but it loops back up to him after a clumsy clearance and he nods it across to Sabitzer. He hits the shot first time, but it's always rising and flies high over the bar.
6' Austria are on the attack again now and Baumgartner quickly works it into Sabitzer on the edge of the box. He sets himself before drilling a low shot at the near post, but it's blocked by Zabarnyl.
4' Karavaev's throw-in catches out Alaba and Yarmolenko has so much space to run into down the right. He takes it to the byline before pulling it back to the near post, but it's comfortably collected by Bachmann.
2' It's touched through to Schlager on the right and he makes a brilliant run down the right, in behind Mykolenko. He pulls it back for Laimer, but a heavy first touch from him gives Zinchenko the chance to poke it behind for a corner.
1' Sabitzer gets the game underway for Austria!
The teams are out on the pitch, the national anthems have been sung, and kick-off is just moments away!
Austria have lost their last group stage game in each of their last three major tournament appearances, losing to Italy at the 1998 World Cup, Germany at Euro 2008 and Iceland at Euro 2016.
Franco Foda makes two changes to the team that lost to Netherlands on Thursday. Grillitsch and Arnautovi, who served a one-match ban for insulting an opposing player, come in, with Gregoritsch and Ulmer starting on the bench.
Shevchenko makes just the one change to his side after their win over North Macedonia last time out. Sydorchuk is brought into the midfield for Stepanenko, who drops to the bench.
AUSTRIA SUBS: Alexander Schlager, Sasa Kalajdzic, Karim Onisiwo, Michael Gregoritsch, Philipp Lienhart, Stefan Ilsanker, Stefan Posch, Louis Schaub, Pavao Pervan, Andreas Ulmer, Alessandro Schopf, Christopher Trimmel.
AUSTRIA STARTING XI (4-3-2-1): Daniel Bachmann; Stefan Lainer, Aleksandar Dragovic, Martin Hinteregger, David Alaba; Konrad Laimer, Xaver Schlager, Florian Grillitsch; Christoph Baumgartner, Marcel Sabitzer; Marko Arnautovic.
UKRAINE SUBS: Heorhii Sudakov, Andriy Pyatov, Anatolii Trubin, Marlos Bonfim, Viktor Tsygankov, Artem Dovbyk, Evgeniy Makarenko, Taras Stepanenko, Sergey Krivtsov, Artem Besedin, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Eduard Sobol.
UKRAINE STARTING XI (4-3-3): Georgi Buschchan; Oleksandr Karavaev, Illia Zabarnyi, Mykola Matvyenko, Vitalii Mykolenko; Mykola Shaparenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Ruslan Malinovskiy.
With the Netherlands already having won Group C, Ukraine and Austria are playing for second place. Both sides have won one and lost one of their games at the tournament so far, with Ukraine currently occupying the other qualifying spot due to having scored more goals. For Andriy Shevchenko's side, avoiding defeat will be enough for them to reach the last 16, while Austria need to win to leapfrog their opponents into second.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2020 Group C meeting between Ukraine and Austria at the National Arena in Bucharest!