Ukraine's vice-champion has set a historic anti-record in European soccer
Ukraine's vice-champion Dnipro-1 lost to Spartak with the score of 1:2 in extra time in the return game of the Conference League play-offs. The main time in the Slovakian city of Kosice ended with a score of 1:1.
"Dnipro 1 became the first team in history to drop out of three consecutive European Cups (Champions League, Europa League, Conference League) without winning any of the six matches.
Belgian Genk can repeat a similar "achievement", but its match against Turkish Adanademirspor is still in progress.
Valeriy Horodov's side, who temporarily replaced the retired Oleksandr Kucher, conceded as early as the 3rd minute.
In the 61st minute, Nicolas Gorosito scored in his own net.
The Dnipro team then remained in the minority in the 99th minute of the extra time. Ruslan Babenko received a red card for hitting the opponent's knee with his leg.
At the beginning of the second half, Dnipro 1 conceded a goal that became decisive.
Two minutes later Oleh Goryn received a second card and the remaining time the Ukrainian club played with nine men.
In the 115th minute, two hands went across the face of Hutsuliak in another player's penalty box, but Hungarian referee Berke Balazs refused to give a penalty after watching the VAR.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Dnipro-1 also played a draw with Spartak, making only one shot in the goalpost and playing 80 minutes in the minority.