Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, Oct 12: Ruslan Malinovsky (Ukraine)

The midfielder produced a sensational performance in the win over Lithuania

 
8:00am on Saturday 12th October 2019
By
Paul Macdonald
R. Malinovskyi
DM, M (C) - Ukraine
MAN OF THE MATCH
10
Oct 11, 2019
2Goals
3Total shots
3Shots on target
4Tackles won
13Duels won
14Ball recovered
91Passes completed
91Succesfull passes %

Ruslan Malinovsky hasn't been a regular in the Atalanta side this season but his performance in Ukraine's 2-0 win over Lithuania in all departments was exemplary.

His first goal involved a superbly-worked one-two before he slid the ball underneath the opposition goalkeeper, but his second was even better, curling a free-kick in superb fashion into the corner to seal a convincing win and qualification for his nation.

But it wasn't just his two goals - Malinovsky was outstanding in every area. He completed four dribbles, had 3/3 shots on target, won four tackles, had an impressive 14 ball recoveries, as well as completing 91 of his 100 passes.

His display led to a standing ovation from the the Ukraine fans and bench. Atalanta are flying high at the moment in Serie A, making it a hard team to get into, but performances as good as this can only help Malinovsky make his mark.

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