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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland beats Ukraine 2-0


06-17-2016 10:55 BJT

Also in Group C, Northern Ireland and Ukraine faced off, with both looking for their first victory of the pool stage. And for the Norn Iron, they were seeking their first ever win at the tournament.

Some sad news for Northern Ireland as a fan collapsed and died in the upper part of the stadium. He is the second supporter of the team to die at the event. The team's fans earlier honoured 24-year-old Darren Rodgers, who passed away earlier in the tournament, applauding his memory during the 24th minute.

In the 49th minute, midfielder Oliver Norwood floats a free-kick into the area, and Gareth McAuley runs clear of the Ukraine defender, rising high and heading in, making it 1-nil.

The game would be suspended in the 57th minute when hail stones fall. A few minutes later when the storm clears, the game resumes.

Niall McGinn pounces on a rebound in injury time to give Northern Ireland a 2-0 victory.

Here are the Group C standings, with Germany sitting on top with 4 points, and ahead of Poland on goal difference. Northern Ireland are currently in third. With their country's historic victory, they will face world champions Germany next in their final group stage game, while Ukraine have already been eliminated.

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