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Manchester City fans hail Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Euro 2020 showing for Ukraine

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Some Manchester City fans on Twitter hailed Oleksandr Zinchenko’s performance during Ukraine’s 2-1 win over Sweden at Euro 2020.

The 24-year-old has had a fantastic tournament and played a key role for his nation last night with a goal and an assist against Sweden.

He opened the scoring for Ukraine in the 27th minute, unleashing a powerful shot on the half volley after a clever cross from Andriy Yarmolenko.

Zinchenko, who started at left wing-back, was lively throughout the game and eventually produced a moment of brilliance for the winning goal.

The game appeared to be heading for penalties at 1-1 before Zinchenko came up with a sumptuous long-range cross that was headed in goal by Artem Dovbyk.

With just two minutes left, Sweden had no time to respond. Ukraine reached the quarter-final stage of a major tournament for the first time.

Zinchenko was hugely influential towards the result, and some of the City faithful were delighted with his overall performance.

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Zinchenko, who is valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt, made 32 appearances for City last term. 30 of those games came from the left-back role.

He has played higher up the field for Ukraine. Zinchenko has shown his versatility at Euro 2020, operating in the number 10, central midfield and left wing-back positions.

Zinchenko has often been used in rotation by City manager Pep Guardiola. However, his Euro displays could improve his prospects of earning regular game time next term.

He could be an option for Guardiola in midfield. Zinchenko has made exactly 100 appearances for the club, but just three of those have been from midfield.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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