This afternoon UEFA Champions League fans are wondering, who is Zinchenko, the Manchester City player who had a great game against Real Madrid?
More news about Oleksandr Zinchenko:
The Ukrainian midfielder has been City's mainstay in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal, in which they are leading Los Merengues 2-1 at halftime.
With goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus for City and one from Karim Benzema for Madrid, Oleksandr Zinchenko has been a factor in the Citizens' dominance in the duel.
Therefore, you have to know everything about this great player, who lately is not having a good time due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, his country of origin.
Who is Zinchenko?
Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Zinchenko is a Ukrainian soccer player, who plays as a midfielder and defender, and his team is Manchester City of the Premier League of England.
This afternoon, the player born in Radomyshl, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine on December 15, 1996, has given a great game in which he has given a lot of security to his club against the few attacks that Real Madrid has carried out.
The Ukrainian midfielder debuted as a professional in FC Ufa in 2015, where he had a great season playing 24 official matches and scoring 2 goals, with which he caught the attention of a great of world soccer: the PSV Eindhoven.
In that club he consolidated his position in the defense and played 17 matches, standing out and attracting the attention of Jong PSV, which would be his next club, where he would arrive in the 2016-2017 season.
Zinchenko's arrival at City and his evolution
And when everyone thought that Zinchenko had already unleashed his full potential, a big European club arrived and took him to the Premier League: Manchester City.
With the Citizens, Zinchenko's evolution was total, since with this team the Ukrainian player has won the following honors: 4 League Cups, 3 Premier League, 2 Community Shields, and an FA Cup.
Therefore, it is better not to take your eyes off Oleksandr Zinchenko, who this afternoon has given a great match against Real Madrid.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and the Russia-Ukraine conflict
The Ukrainian footballer has suffered complicated times recently due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, so last February he caught the attention of the media.
And he caught the attention not because he had a great match, but because he was the protagonist of an emotional moment in the match against Everton, as the player burst into tears when he saw the show of solidarity of all the people in the stadium towards Ukraine.
Zinchenko had already drawn attention before this event as he was one of the first players to speak out about the war conflict, sending Instagram a message to Vladimir Putin.
In that message, the player wrote to the Russian president: "I hope you die in the most painful way".