Christoph Baumgartner's first-half objective sent Austria through to the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Monday after a 1-0 win over Ukraine that left their rivals confronting a restless hold back to check whether they qualify. Hoffenheim midfielder Baumgartner turned in David Alaba's corner on 21 minutes in Bucharest as Austria pipped Ukraine to second place in Group C behind the Netherlands. Austria will play Italy at Wembley on June 26 in the wake of progressing from the gathering stage at a significant competition interestingly since the 1982 World Cup.
Ukraine, killed in the gathering stage at the previous two European Championships, should stand by to see whether they advance as one of four best third-set groups.
Andriy Shevchenko had precluded his Ukraine group playing for the attract they expected to complete as other participants, having snapped a run of six straight misfortunes at the opposition with their 2-1 success over North Macedonia.
Austria mentor Franco Foda reviewed Marko Arnautovic after the forward missed the 2-0 loss by the Netherlands while serving a one-match boycott for offending a North Macedonia major part in their initial game.
Requiring triumph to be guaranteed of a spot in the following round, Austria went on as Baumgartner beat 18-year-old safeguard Illia Zabarnyi to Alaba's corner and jabbed past Georgiy Bushchan.
Ukraine approached an equalizer when Mykola Shaparenko drew a decent low save from Daniel Bachmann, the bounce back evading a rushing Andriy Yarmolenko, who had scored in the initial two gathering games.
Baumgartner's evening finished rashly because of injury and his substitution Alessandro Schopf before long set up Arnautovic, the previous Stoke man spilling wide minutes after Konrad Laimer's twisting exertion was punched away by Bushchan.
Austria almost gave Ukraine a path back into the match when Stefan Lainer headed Viktor Tsygankov's free-kick towards his own objective, yet Bachmann responded well to protect the triumph and a spot in the knockout stage.
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