Euro 2020 – Round 2
Arena Nationala in Bucharest will host this afternoon’s football game between Ukraine and North Macedonia. The Ukrainians were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Netherlands in their opener, but the Dutch eventually picked up all three points through a late winner. Tipped by some as dark horses before the tournament, Ukraine have no time to feel sorry for themselves after their agonising defeat to the Dutch in Amsterdam.
North Macedonia are full of spirit and passion but their defence was found wanting against Austria and I fear they might go the same way here. As this match goes on North Macedonia may begin to tire out as they did in their last game, and Ukraine, who scored both of their goals against the Netherlands in the final 15 minutes, should be set to capitalise by ultimately overwhelming their opponents and securing a crucial three points in Bucharest.