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Austria will rub shoulders with Italy

Monday night winners of Ukraine, 1-0, Alaba’s teammates will face the attractive Italians in the round of 16 of Euro 2020.

Back to the past for Austria. The formation coached by Franco Foda qualified Monday evening for the knockout stages of Euro 2020, a first for the country since 1964. Alaba teammates won 1-0 against Ukrainians who only needed a draw to reach the final phase.

On the lawn of the National Arena in Bucharest (Romania), Austria made the difference thanks to Baumgartner (21e). 10 minutes after his goal, the Hoffenheim striker left the field, following a shock to the head, replaced by Schöpf. The team could have taken shelter just before the break without Arnautovic’s awkwardness, back from suspension (42e and 45e + 2).

The Ukrainians, for their part, will not harbor enormous regrets, given their inability to put a real danger on Bachmann’s goal. But Yaremchuk had the ball of the hold-up late in the game, his shot being slightly too crossed (88e).

Austria will face Italy in 8e of the final while Shevchenko’s men, with three points posted in their final scoring, should not be among the four best third.

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