In Leverkusen, Italy and Ukraine faced off in a crucial match for the European Championship qualification. Despite a goalless draw, both teams were filled with opportunities and controversy, notably a disputed penalty claim by Ukraine’s Mihajlo Mudrik after a collision with Bryan Cristante in the Italian penalty area.
The referee did not award a penalty, which led to surprise from both sides. However, there was no consultations from VAR. Ukrainian coach Serhij Rebrov expressed disappointment, believing that his team was denied a clear penalty that could have secured their place at the Euros.
Despite the setback, there is still hope for Ukraine to qualify for the European Championship as Germany is also vying for a spot through the playoffs. The remaining matches will be crucial for both teams to secure their place in the tournament.