Ukraine footballer sets historic achievement in Spain
Ukrainian forward of Girona Artem Dovbyk made history in the history of La Liga by scoring a goal in the 1st round of the Spanish football championship. The 26-year-old footballer became the first Ukrainian in the tournament to score a goal after a successful assist from another Ukrainian.
Dovbyk was assisted by Viktor Tsygankov.
It took Dovbyk 8 minutes and 29 seconds to set this record. Our compatriot came on as a substitute in the second half and helped Girona avoid defeat in the match against Real Sociedad. The match ended with a 1-1 scoreline, and Artem was named the match's best player.
WhoScored gave Dovbyk a 7.2 and SofaScore a 7.3, which were the highest marks in the team.
In 26 minutes on the pitch, the Ukrainian scored a goal with his only shot on goal, made 1 successful clearance, had 11 touches on the ball, made 2 accurate passes out of 5 (40%), including 1 key pass, won 1 header out of 4 and made 1 clearance.
Dovbyk joined Girona on 6 August, signing a 5-year contract. According to unofficial information, the Spaniards paid 6 million euros for Artem, of which 450 thousand will be received by the Danish Midtjylland, who owns part of the rights to the player.