Nations League: Ukraine vs Spain






Spain will be looking to consolidate their group's first place spot in the UEFA Nations League as they resume their Group D League A campaign away from home to Ukraine on Tuesday night. La Roja are currently at the top of the group with 7 points, 2 points ahead of 2nd place Germany, and they will enter the match following a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Saturday.

Ukraine is far from strong enough due to an outbreak of the coronavirus virus, which means they will once again have to be the test hosts on Tuesday night. Aside from those absent due to coronavirus restrictions, both Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko and Shakhtar's Yevhen Konoplyanka were out of the squad due to injury, but West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko should once again appear in the attacking position . Roman Yaremchuk is the only striker in the Ukraine squad, and he will start again, while there should also be starting spots for Viktor Tsygankov and Viktor Kovalenko. Ukraine are currently 3rd in Group D, earning 3 points from their 3 matches in a pout against Switzerland, Spain and Germany. Andriy Shevchenko's team kicked off the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign with a 2-1 home win over Switzerland, but lost their last two games to Spain and Germany. Ukraine also suffered a 7-1 defeat to France in their international friendly last week, Taras Stepanenko was among those unable to join due to a positive coronavirus test, while Mykola Matviyenko with Andriy Pyatov and Junior Moraes also forced to retreat after the rest of the Shakhtar Donetsk team became isolated.

Enrique is expected to shuffle his squad from the starting lineup against Switzerland, with Dani Ceballos and Gerard Moreno among those who could start from the start. The five-back defense may not change, which means Sergi Roberto and Sergio Reguilon could once again start on the bench, but Ceballos has a chance to start alongside Mikel Merino and Sergio Busquets in midfield. Enrique has changed his attack style on a number of occasions in recent matches, and it may be Dani Olmo's turn to be sidelined, with Ansu Fati and Oyarzabal likely joining Gerard Moreno in attack. Adama Traore was once again on the bench against Switzerland, and Wolverhampton Wanderers' attacker is likely among the substitutes for a third straight match. 




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