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Shevchenko: ‘I respect Italy, but only one team can win’



Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko adores Italy and sees it as his second house, however tonight ‘just one can win’ and it might imply a rare quantity to the Ukraine squad.

It kicks off on impartial turf on the BayArena in Leverkusen at 19.45 GMT.

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As Italy gained 2-1 at San Siro in September, it means a draw could be adequate right here to ship Italy via to EURO 2024 due to a superior head-to-head file.

If Ukraine win this night, it would push Italy down into the play-offs.

“It means a lot to us, above all to provide pleasure and aid to our people who find themselves preventing for the nation on the entrance line,” Shevchenko advised RAI Sport.

“That is our probability to provide them one thing to be joyful about. I actually respect Italy, they’re an incredible workforce, however sadly just one can win immediately and I naturally hope it will likely be Italy.”

The sport is performed in Leverkusen due to the on-going battle in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

“I need to thank all of Italy for his or her messages of help and solidarity for my nation. It’s a very tough second for us and we proceed to want your help.”

Since Serhiy Rebrov took over the job of coach, Ukraine have misplaced just one match, that 2-1 to Italy in September, together with 4 wins and two attracts.

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