UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2024: Italy defeated Ukraine to seal the second spot on the table behind high-flying England

Italy climbed to the second spot behind England in Group C after defeating Ukraine by 2-1 in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2024.

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European Champion Italy took a big step Tuesday toward being able to defend its title. The highest-stakes game of the evening was centre stage at gambling sites and saw Italy secure a vital 2-1 win over Ukraine in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2024 as they finished second in the group led by England. Two first-half goals by Davide Frattesi in his home stadium at San Siro gave new coach Luciano Spalletti a first win after a tension-filled draw at North Macedonia on Saturday.

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UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2024: Italy vs Ukraine

Italy's improved and more energetic performance survived Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko cutting the lead before halftime. Italy and Ukraine are tied on seven points with North Macedonia, which beat Malta 2-0. But they have the most demanding schedule, trailing six behind England. Spalletti's team must face them at Wembley Stadium next month. A possible scenario is a decisive final-round game between Ukraine and Italy on Nov 20.

Italy would like to secure their spot as soon as possible after not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2022. They are the defending UEFA Euro Champions but couldn't qualify for the biggest competition of World Football after getting knocked out by North Macedonia. The players are keen to play in the UEFA Euros again to build upon this.

In the other game, North Macedonia defeated Malta by 2-0 which also saw them with 7 points.

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