Zenit defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy has become the object of ridicule after a bad performance in the first match of 1/8 finals of the Europa League with Villarreal
Ex-player of Shakhtar contributed to the Spanish team in two goals, and his club is incredibly complicated their task of reaching the quarter-finals, having conceded on the home field 1:3.
In the second half when the score was 1:1 Yaroslav Rakitskiy first lost the areal challenge, allowing the opponent to score a goal, and then after its positional error, the teammates still carried the ball from the free kick, but right to the foot of the player of Villarreal, who shot into the lower left corner.
After the match, the well-known Russian commentator Alexei Andronov quipped defender’s Zenith, hinting that now I understand why he wasn’t called up to Ukraine national team.
“But as played Rakitskiy? Has anyone seen? On the Ukrainian team drawn?”, – Andronov wrote in his Twitter.
Previously the head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko announced the names of players who will be able to participate in the opening matches of UEFA Euro 2020.
Ukrainian national team will begin qualification for the European championship away matches against Portugal and Luxembourg, which will take place on 22 and 25 March respectively.
To prepare for the upcoming qualifying matches of Euro-2020 in the national team of Ukraine was summoned 26 players. Three more players have been included in the reserve, where they can receive an invitation to the main list.
It is noteworthy that in the national team of Ukraine did not get the former defender of Shakhtar Donetsk Yaroslav Rakitskiy, who in January moved to the Russian Zenit and, as expected, closed thereby the doors to the national team.
Midfielders: Samir Nasri (Schalke, Germany), Taras Stepanenko, Rakitskiy, Viktor Kovalenko and Serhiy Bolbat (Shakhtar Donetsk), Serhiy sydorchuk, Victor Tsygankov, Vitaliy buialskyi, Nikolay Shaparenko, Vladimir Shepelev (Dynamo), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester city, England), Ruslan Malinovskiy (Genk, Belgium), Roman Bezus (Ghent, Belgium).
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk (Ghent, Belgium), Artem Kravets (Kayserispor, Turkey).
Reserve: Igor Plastun (Ghent, Belgium), Ivan Petryak (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Roman Zozulya (Albacete, Spain).
We will remind, earlier the head coach of Ukraine national team Andriy Shevchenko told, how the team will go to Euro 2020.
As reported Politeka, UEFA had previously announced a record prize pool of Euro-2020.
Also Politeka wrote that UEFA have identified the country that will host the championship of Europe on football in 2024.