Ukraine turn defeat into victory to register first win

Ukraine came back from two goals to beat North Macedonia 3-2 at the National Arena Todor Proeski in Skopje in another match from Group C of the European Qualifiers on Friday.

Therefore, Ukraine collected their first three points in the group to join North Macedonia and Italy on the three-point mark, six behind England.

Enis Bardhi converted a penalty on the 31st minute to put North Macedonia ahead and eight minutes later, Eljif Elmas doubled the score. Iliya Zabarnyi reduced the gap on the 62nd and five minutes later, Yukhym Konoplia levelled matters. 

Vinar Musliu was sent off for North Macedonia on the 73rd minute

Viktor Tsygankov notched the winner for Serhiy Rebrov’s side seven minutes from time. 

On Monday, Ukraine take on Malta at the Štadión Antona Malatinského in Trnava in their first ‘home’ game while North Macedonia entertain England at Old Trafford.