OGUN Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-The point ensured Italy finished second in Group C, level on 14 points with third-placed Ukraine but with a better head-to-head record after a tense affair that could have gone either way.
Ukraine, who have never beaten Italy, had strong claims for a stoppage-time penalty after Bryan Cristante’s clumsy challenge on Mykhailo Mudryk but nothing was given.
Ukraine can still book a spot at a fourth consecutive European Championship via the play-offs in March. The play-off draw will take place on Thursday in Nyon.
Italy, on the other hand, finished six points behind the winners of Group C, England, who had qualified after defeating Luciano Spalletti’s team 3-1 at Wembley in October.