Ukraine conflict: European clubs, players and fans show support
BBC Sports says As Ukraine came under attack from Russia on Thursday, football continued across the continent with clubs, players and fans showing their support for the Eastern European country.
Ukraine international Ruslan Malinovskyi scored twice in Atalanta’s 3-0 win at Olympiakos and revealed a T-shirt with the message “No War in Ukraine”.
Zenit St Petersburg were the only Russian club playing on Thursday, against Real Betis in Seville, and home supporters held up a Ukrainian flag inside the stadium.
Zenit suffered a 3-2 defeat on aggregate after having an injury-time goal disallowed by VAR, which would have taken the tie to extra time. Meanwhile, the Russian side had defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy, capped 54 times by Ukraine, on the bench.
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