Super Eagles set to break Ukraine's unbelievable unbeaten home record

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Super Eagles set to break Ukraine's unbelievable unbeaten home record

- Ukraine vs Nigeria will be a tough match for the Super Eagles in different dimensions

- The eastern Europeans have not lost a game at home since their 2-0 loss to Turkey in 2012

- Ukraine have also beaten all six African teams they have played against including Libya, Tunisia, Niger, Cameroon, Morocco

Ukraine vs Nigeria tie will be a hard nut to crack for the Super Eagles as they take on the Yellow-Blue in Dnipro.

Andriy Shevchenko's men are yet to lose a match on home soil since 2012, recording 12 wins and 8 draws in 20 games, and scoring 34 goals while conceding only 12.

The last time Ukraine lost a match at home was a 2-0 defeat against Turkey as the Nigerian side have a daunting task at hand.

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Though the eastern Europeans lost a friendly to Malta at home in 2017 but the game did not enter FIFA's register due to the exceeded limit of substitutions made in the game.

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Ukraine are also yet to lose to any African side, winning all five games against Libya, Tunisia, Cameroon, Niger and Morocco.

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Gernot Rohr's side will play a competitive game for the first time after their outing at AFCON 2019 in July, where they came back home with bronze.

The three-time African champions defeated Tunisia in third and fourth place playoffs with a 1-0 win after losing 2-1 to eventual winners Algeria in the semis.

On the other hand, Ukraine continued their impressive campaign in the Euro 2020 qualifier as they defeated Lithuania by 3-0 to go top of Group B.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ukraine manager, Andriy Shevchenko, has confirmed he’ll offer ‘benched’ players the opportunity to face Nigeria after their 3-0 away win over Lithuania in Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

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Speaking on the international friendly at the post-match press conference, Shevchenko revealed he is interested in offering playing time to squad members, who have not had an opportunity to play for the national team in recent games.

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