Bergamo is preparing for international football. On Friday 3 June, at 20: 30, the “Atleti Azzurri d'Italia” stadium will host the friendly match between Albania and Ukraine, an approaching stage for the two selections at the next European Championships in France.
Albania, part of Group A with the hostess of France, Switzerland and Romania, is in withdrawal in Austria. Instead Ukraine, which will be part of Group C with World Champions of Germany, Poland and Northern Ireland, is retiring in Switzerland.
Previous - The first match between Albania and Ukraine dates back to the 29 in March 1997, qualifications for the 98 World Cup in France. In that case it was a triumph for the Gialloblu, with a victory for 1-0 thanks to Rebrov's network. Also the return match was a copy of the first-leg match for Albania led by Astrit Hafizi, same result, same scorer.
The 9 challenge February 2005, despite the defeat for 0-2 (Rusol, Gusin), had a completely different taste, thanks to the spectacle seen in the stands. The eagles led by Hans Peter Briegel, after the historic victory for 2-1 against fresh European champion Greece, were preparing to face Andriy Shevchenko's Ukraine, and on that occasion, a giant flag was exposed which covered the whole central grandstand (the largest ever seen in a stadium).
The last crossing between Albania and Ukraine is always in the 2005, in the return race valid for the qualifications at the World Championships in Germany: 2-2 ends with the goals of the golden ball Andriy Shevchenko and Rotan for the hosts and a two goals from Erjon Bogdani for the Rossoneri.
The statistics - The meetings between the Albanian national team and the Ukrainian national team are 4. The budget is favorable to the yellow-blue who boast 3 victories at 0, against a draw. The two teams met 4 times in the group stage for the World Cup qualification: in the four previous ones Albania got a draw and three defeats. During the 4 meetings, 8 goals, 2 by the Rossoneri and 6 by Gialloblu were scored.
Tickets for the match are available on Ticketone
These are the prices: 16 euro the two curves, 37 the covered Creberg stand and 27 the discovered one, 122 euro the stand. The Pisani curve will be reserved for Albanian fans, while the Ukrainians will occupy that guest.