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Ukraine return to sporting action with win over Borussia Monchengladbach

Ukraine return to sporting action with win over Borussia Monchengladbach

Ukraine's National team were briefly able to turn their focus to football on Wednesday when they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in a friendly.

It was the first time they lined out since Russia’s invasion of their country in February.

The match also acts as a useful warm-up clash for the countries World-Cup qualifier against Scotland next month.

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A crowd of 20,223 were in attendance – with Ukraine nations able to attend for free.

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Goals from Mykhaylo Mudryk and Oleksandr Pikhalyonok guided the nation to victory.

Plans for the fixture at Borussia Park were revealed at the end of April.

The profits from the game will be donated to charitable causes for Ukrainian people.

A Borussia Monchengladbach statement read: "We’re glad that we could help Ukraine with their preparations for the World Cup play-offs and would like to wish them all the best!"

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