A warm round of applause for the Ukrainian national anthem… The quality of the Italian crowd gathered at San Siro

Italian fans applauded the visiting team’s Ukrainian national anthem.

The Italian national football team, led by coach Luciano Spalletti, won 2-1 over Ukraine in the 6th match of Group C of the UEFA Euro 2026 qualifiers held at San Siro in Milan, Italy on the 13th (Korean time). Davide Pratesi scored consecutive goals in the 12th and 29th minutes of the first half. Ukraine was only able to make up for a goal scored by Andriy Yarmolenko in the 41st minute of the first half.

Several stories emerged before kickoff. Gianluigi Donnarumma, who left AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021, returned to his home country wearing the Italian captain’s armband. After his contract expired at the time, he demanded a high salary and demanded an absurdly low buyout, causing friction and eventually leaving the team.

Donnarumma made his first visit to the San Siro since leaving Milan in the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Spain in October 2021, when many fans booed him as soon as he picked up the ball. This time was a little different. Although there were still boos, there were also cheers.

Meanwhile, when the Ukrainian national anthem was played, not only the Italian players but also the fans showed their dignity. Fans stood on their feet and encouraged the Ukrainian team, which has been at war with Russia’s invasion since February 2022.메이저놀이터

Ukraine coach Sergei Rebrov said in a press conference after the game, “The crowd’s support was very strong not only in today’s game, but also in the game against England. I felt the encouragement of the Italian crowd who applauded when the national anthem was played. I am grateful.” reported.

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