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Ukraine v Austria: What the stats say ahead Euro 2020 clash

Ukraine and Austria have faced each other twice previously, both teams recording a win each in friendlies. This is their first ever encounter at a major tournament.

The two previous games between Ukraine and Austria produced eight goals, an average of four per match.

Ukraine ended a run of six consecutive defeats at the European Championships with a 2-1 win over North Macedonia last time out. They haven’t won consecutive matches at a major tournament since beating Saudi Arabia and Tunisia in the group stages of the 2006 World Cup, with current boss Andriy Shevchenko scoring in both of those wins.

Austria have won just two of their last 17 matches at major tournaments (EUROs + World Cup) and have only won one of their eight matches at the European Championships (D2 L5).

Austria have lost their last group stage match in each of their last three major tournament appearances, losing to Italy at the 1998 World Cup, Germany at EURO 2008 and Iceland at EURO 2016.

Ukraine’s Roman Yaremchuk has scored in each of his first two appearances at the EUROs, netting with each of his last two last efforts at goal across the last two games. Prior to this year’s tournament, only seven players have found the net in their first three matches at the European Championships, most recently Gareth Bale at EURO 2016 for Wales.

Austria have had just seven shots on target in their two matches at EURO 2020 – only three of those efforts at goal have come from players in the starting XI, with 57% of their shots on target coming via substitutes (4/7).

Roman Yaremchuk has been directly involved in three of Ukraine’s four goals at EURO 2020 (2 goals, 1 assist) and has netted in each of his last three games in all competitions. Since his first appearance in September 2018, Yaremchuk has scored more international goals than any other Ukrainian player (10).

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Aleksandar Dragovic, who has started Austria’s first two games, is in line to earn his 93rd cap for his country, which would move him level with Gerhard Hanappi as their third most capped player – leaving only Toni Polster (95) and Andi Herzog (103) as the two players with more international matches under their belt for Austria.

Andriy Yarmolenko has scored in each of his last three matches for Ukraine, netting four goals, and is looking to score in four consecutive appearances for his country for the first time. At the EUROs, Yarmolenko has been directly involved in four of Ukraine’s six goals (2 goals, 2 assists).

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