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FIFA U-20 World Cup Final: 5 Talking Points as Ukraine defeat South Korea 3-1 

Varun Nair
Modified 16 Jun 2019, 09:45 IST
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#2 Andriy Lunin shines

Andriy Lunin
Andriy Lunin

A goalkeeper may not be involved much in a match but must be always ready for any potential attacking threats that might happen.

The great goalkeepers have the potential to pull off the unthinkable save at points of the match when his team might be down.

In the 70th minute, there was a moment that was something similar. Andriy Lunin produced a jaw-dropping save to nick the ball onto the goal post after Jae-Ik Lee believed he had scored the equalizer after a brilliant header from a corner.

The save proved to be a key moment in the match as Ukraine held onto to win the World Cup.

The 20-year Andriy Lunin showed why Real Madrid paid the big bucks to sign the shot-stopper from Dnipro last year. Lunin had a quiet day for most of the time but was quickly thrust into the action once Ukraine took the lead.

The Ukranian produced a mature performance for his side. The 20-year old was a figure of calmness and confidence as he helped put off waves of Korean attacks.

#1 Vladyslav Supriaha does the star turn; justifies his selection

Supriaha celebrating his goal
Supriaha celebrating his goal

Many heads turned when Ukraine U-20 manager Oleksandr Petrakov choose Vladyslav Supriaha ahead of top scorer Danylo Sikan. Supriaha had come into the match having failed to score in any of his previous 6 appearances in the U-20 World Cup.

This proved to be a master stroker as Vladyslav Supriaha proved to be the difference between both the sides.

The 19-year old striker from Dynamo Kyiv was on target in his both attempts as he scored his first and second goal of the World Cup to guide his side to victory.

Supriaha was at the right place at the right moment of time in both the goals that arose due to small defensive problems. If one was clearance that felt at his feet the other was a deflected pass.

Supriaha was a constant threat before he was subbed off for Sikan in the 62nd minute.

Published 16 Jun 2019, 09:45 IST
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