Teemu Pukki raised Finland to a 1-1 draw against Ukraine.
Teemu Pukki scored a penalty in the 89th minute in the away team’s 1-1 match in the World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine in the 89th minute.
Defender Vitaly Mikolenko lost the ball as the lowest player in his penalty area, Pukki got a completely free kick and Mikolenko tore him down.
– I just left to press. I don’t know what the topper did. He gave (the ball) time on a tray and could do nothing but knock me down. Clear red and stern, Pukki repeated in an interview with V Sport after the match.
– There was a little stupid from the defender.
Finland was the host of the match. However, it finally took a grip on the game Junior Moraesin took the lead for Ukraine in the 80th minute.
– We could have gotten more than one point, but we can be happy. I think Ukraine was a better gang, Pukki said at V Sport.
Pukki rose to second place in the Finnish A-team’s all-time scorer statistics. He has scored 30 goals for Finland. The scorer was 32 goals Jari Litmanen.
Finland is started the current World Cup qualifiers with draws against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.
– Of course we hoped we would have more than two points, but we can be satisfied. Not an ideal situation, but it’s good to continue with this, Pukki said.
The World Cup qualifiers will continue in the autumn.
In the summer, Finland will play in the European Championships.
Source site www.is.fi