[WATCH/STREAMS!] Italy vs Ukraine Live Free Online Broadcast 20 November 2023
Ukraine vs Italy live stream: How can I watch crunch Euro 2024 qualifier on TV in UK today? Ukraine and Italy are set for what promises to be a pulsating battle for Euro 2024 qualification tonight.
While defending champions Italy are currently in pole position to follow England out of Group C and into next summer’s tournament in Germany, no one will be resting on their laurels ahead of the key game in Leverkusen.
A spirited Ukraine side will not be easy to overcome and Italy’s poor record when it comes to qualifying for major tournaments in recent years cannot be ignored.
Though they need just a point to progress, Ukraine have quality and a win for them would hardly be a shock.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to watch the game.
Where to watch Ukraine vs Italy
TV channel: Tonight's game will be broadcast live in the UK on Viaplay Sports 2. Coverage will start at 7:35pm GMT ahead of a 7:45pm kick-off.
Live stream: Viaplay subscribers can also watch the match live online via the website and app.
Girona's Artem Dovbyk should lead the attack while Chelsea's Mykhaylo Mudryk is also expected to start. Yukhym Konoplya should also feature in midfield as well as Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko who captains the side. Everton's Vitalii Mykolenko and Bournemouth's Illya Zabarnyi are also expected to start for the Ukrainians.
Luciano Spalletti could go for the same XI we saw against North Macedonia last Friday which saw Federico Chiesa score twice. The Juventus man should continue on the left with Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori also expected to feature. Nicolo Barella, Jorginho and Giacomo Bonaventura formed the midfield and are unlikely to be changed, but Nicolo Zaniolo and Davide Frattesi are options for Spalletti to consider.
Ukraine will take on Italy on Monday in a winner-takes-all encounter to wrap up their Euro 2024 qualification campaigns.
Italy and Ukraine have been battling it out throughout the qualification process to see who will finish as the second Group C passenger to Germany behind table-toppers England. Everything now boils down to this ultimate showdown.
Locked on 13 points, and with Italy only occupying second place thanks to their superior head-to-head record, Ukraine need to win to qualify automatically.
The stakes are at an all-time high for the Azzurri, who have no margin for error, knowing another failed attempt to qualify for a major tournament would be a national disaster, having failed to progress to the finals of the past two World Cups.
Mykola Matviyenko is a doubt after being forced off at half-time in the victory over Malta, and if ruled out, Oleksandr Svatok would likely take his place. Otherwise, head coach Serhiy Rebrov is likely to stick with the same team that started the 3-1 win last time out with Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko starting in central midfield.
Premier League duo Mykhailo Mudryk and Vitaliy Mykalenko should both start in Ukraine’s final qualifying game, while striker Artem Dovbyk has been a talismanic figure up top for La Liga surprise package Girona this season and even bagged a penalty against Malta last time out.
Right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo is back from suspension, while Italy boss Luciano Spalletti has also lost Rafael Toloi, Alex Meret, Manuel Locatelli, Alessandro Bastoni, and Davide Calabria to injury since naming his squad.
Spalletti has no reason to alter the frontline that put five past the North Macedonians, meaning Domenic Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori should partner Federico Chiesa up top. There’s a possibility for a slight change in the midfield, with Davide Frattesi in contention to take Jorginho's holding role to provide more mobility and forward thrust.