Holland vs Ukraine, tonight 9pm CET

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Ukraine are set to kick off their first Euro 2020 match with a clash against Holland at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam tonight at 9pm CET.

Ukraine have a strong and determined team, willing to nail down Holland tonight.

I wish them and our Danish team luck and fun during this tournament. BTW, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen is out of danger now, after he almost died on the pitch yesterday.

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Ukraine won both of their warm-up friendlies against Northern Ireland and Cyprus without conceding a goal.

Andriy Shevchenko’s side had not kept a clean sheet in any of their six prior outings, so the former AC Milan striker will be relieved that his defense appear to be building a solid platform ahead of the tournament.

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Having impressively topped their qualifying group ahead of Portugal and Serbia, anything short of progressing to the knockout stages for the first time in a European Championship would have to be considered a serious failure given that Group C is widely perceived as the weakest group at this summer’s tournament.

However, Ukraine have certainly not been handed an easy start with a trip to Holland, so avoiding defeat may be seen as a positive step towards their primary aim of reaching the last 16.

© Euro 2020

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