European Championship - Group C
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Ukraine 0-1 Austria: Franco Foda's side to face Italy in Euro 2020 last 16

By Luke ReddyBBC Sport

Austria reached the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time as a deserved win over Ukraine secured a last-16 tie against Italy.

Franco Foda's side produced a courageous display in Bucharest and Christoph Baumgartner's close-range finish proved enough to earn a Wembley meeting with the Italians on Saturday.

Ukraine - third in Group C - are through but will find out their opponents at the end of Wednesday's group games.

It is questionable whether Baumgartner should have been on the pitch to score the winner, having been checked just three minutes earlier for a head injury following an aerial collision.

The 21-year-old was allowed to continue, but 12 minutes after scoring was deemed unable to carry on.

"I can't quite comprehend it all, my head is really hurting! This is really special for all of us," Baumgartner told Austrian broadcaster ORF after the game.

Marko Arnautovic went on to push a shot wide with the goal at his mercy moments before half-time as Austria served up 13 shots on goal before the break, a tally bettered only by Italy's 14 against Turkey on the opening night of the tournament.

Ukraine in contrast struggled to find any fluidity in their play, with their only threatening effort arriving when Mykola Shaparenko forced a routine diving save from Austrian keeper Daniel Bachmann in the first half.

Austria's landmark Saturday

Manager Andriy Shevchenko cut a frustrated figure on the touchline and after a historic unbeaten qualifying campaign to get to the tournament, Ukraine must now wait to see if they secure one of four places on offer to the best third-place finishers at the tournament.

Roman Yaremchuk flashed a shot across goal late on but Shevchenko's side mustered no grandstand finish. They will need to be better should they edge through, while Austria will have to be more clinical against Italy given the plethora of promising situations they failed to make count here.

Their Hoffenheim defensive midfielder Florian Grillitsch impressed throughout, boasting more touches, passes and interceptions than anyone else in the team.

Foda will hope Baumgartner - whose style of play has been likened to former Germany star Michael Ballack - can be included when they meet Italy.

It promises to be a landmark occasion for Austrian football as the country has rarely threatened the latter stages of major tournaments.

While they got through groups at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups, both tournaments featured a second group stage, meaning Saturday's fixture will be their first knockout match at a major tournament in 67 years, when they finished third at the 1954 World Cup.

Player of the match

AlabaDavid Alaba

with an average of 7.67

Ukraine

  1. Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko
    Average rating

    6.64

  2. Squad number9Player nameYaremchuk
    Average rating

    6.12

  3. Squad number17Player nameZinchenko
    Average rating

    5.97

  4. Squad number13Player nameZabarnyi
    Average rating

    5.63

  5. Squad number22Player nameMatvienko
    Average rating

    5.59

  6. Squad number16Player nameMykolenko
    Average rating

    5.48

  7. Squad number8Player nameMalinovskiy
    Average rating

    5.46

  8. Squad number1Player nameBushchan
    Average rating

    5.46

  9. Squad number10Player nameShaparenko
    Average rating

    5.42

  10. Squad number21Player nameKaravaev
    Average rating

    5.39

  11. Squad number5Player nameSydorchuk
    Average rating

    5.39

  12. Squad number11Player nameMarlos
    Average rating

    5.35

  13. Squad number15Player nameTsygankov
    Average rating

    5.31

  14. Squad number19Player nameBesedin
    Average rating

    4.63

Austria

  1. Squad number8Player nameAlaba
    Average rating

    7.67

  2. Squad number13Player nameBachmann
    Average rating

    7.25

  3. Squad number19Player nameBaumgartner
    Average rating

    6.88

  4. Squad number9Player nameSabitzer
    Average rating

    6.54

  5. Squad number23Player nameSchlager
    Average rating

    6.31

  6. Squad number4Player nameHinteregger
    Average rating

    6.18

  7. Squad number24Player nameLaimer
    Average rating

    6.04

  8. Squad number10Player nameGrillitsch
    Average rating

    5.99

  9. Squad number3Player nameDragovic
    Average rating

    5.98

  10. Squad number25Player nameKalajdzic
    Average rating

    5.94

  11. Squad number21Player nameLainer
    Average rating

    5.93

  12. Squad number18Player nameSchöpf
    Average rating

    5.80

  13. Squad number6Player nameIlsanker
    Average rating

    5.70

  14. Squad number7Player nameArnautovic
    Average rating

    5.18

Line-ups

Ukraine

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bushchan
  • 21Karavaev
  • 13Zabarnyi
  • 22Matvienko
  • 16MykolenkoSubstituted forBesedinat 85'minutes
  • 10ShaparenkoSubstituted forMarlosat 68'minutes
  • 5Sydorchuk
  • 17Zinchenko
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 9Yaremchuk
  • 8MalinovskiySubstituted forTsygankovat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sobol
  • 3Sudakov
  • 4Kryvtsov
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 11Marlos
  • 12Pyatov
  • 14Makarenko
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 19Besedin
  • 23Trubin
  • 24Tymchyk
  • 26Dovbyk

Austria

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Bachmann
  • 21Lainer
  • 3Dragovic
  • 4Hinteregger
  • 8Alaba
  • 23Schlager
  • 10Grillitsch
  • 24LaimerSubstituted forIlsankerat 72'minutes
  • 9Sabitzer
  • 19BaumgartnerSubstituted forSchöpfat 33'minutes
  • 7ArnautovicSubstituted forKalajdzicat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Schlager
  • 2Ulmer
  • 5Posch
  • 6Ilsanker
  • 11Gregoritsch
  • 12Pervan
  • 15Lienhart
  • 16Trimmel
  • 17Schaub
  • 18Schöpf
  • 20Onisiwo
  • 25Kalajdzic
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
10,472

Match Stats

Home TeamUkraineAway TeamAustria
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ukraine 0, Austria 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ukraine 0, Austria 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Ukraine. Oleksandr Zinchenko tries a through ball, but Roman Yaremchuk is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (Austria).

  5. Post update

    Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Austria. Sasa Kalajdzic replaces Marko Arnautovic.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Austria. Xaver Schlager tries a through ball, but Marcel Sabitzer is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oleksandr Karavaev.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Ukraine. Artem Besedin replaces Vitalii Mykolenko.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine).

  12. Post update

    Florian Grillitsch (Austria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Austria. Conceded by Illia Zabarnyi.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcel Sabitzer (Austria) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xaver Schlager.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine).

  16. Post update

    Martin Hinteregger (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandar Dragovic (Austria).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Viktor Tsygankov (Ukraine).

  20. Post update

    Stefan Lainer (Austria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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