Ukraine beat Italy and reached the EuroBasket 2022 playoffs

The Ukrainian national team won the third match in the group.

On Monday, September 5, the Ukrainian national basketball team in Milan held its third match at EuroBasket 2022, playing against Italy.

The team of Ainars Bagatskis, after the victories against Great Britain and Estonia in the preliminary rounds, also celebrated the victory in the rivalry with the Italians, who are considered the favorites of the confrontation.

The Ukrainian national team took revenge for the recent defeat from Italy in the selection for the World Cup, defeating the opponents this time with a score of 84:73.

The teams went to the big break with the advantage of the Italians 38:42. However, in the third quarter the Ukrainians managed to equalize the situation – 57:57, and in the last part of the match they put the squeeze on the opponent with a margin of +11.

Svyatoslav Mikhailyuk became the most productive member of the Ukrainian national team with 25 points. Also, Issuf Sanon and Ivan Tkachenko scored 17 points each.

EuroBasket 2022. Group C. 3rd round

Ukraine – Italy 84:73 (16:21, 22:21, 19:15, 27:16)

Ukraine: Mikhailyuk (25), Sanon (17), Tkachenko (17), Pustovoy (8), Gerun (5), Bliznyuk (4), Sloth (3 + 11 rebounds), Sidorov (3), Bobrov (2), Lukashov

Thus, the Ukrainian national team secured a place in the playoffs of the European Championship and, after three victories, leads Group C with Greece, which also won three of its matches.

In the next round of EuroBasket 2022, the Ukrainian team will play against Greece on Tuesday, September 6.

Source: korrespondent

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