Ukraine's men's team returned to action for the first time since the Russian invasion on Wednesday, beating German club Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 in a charity match.

The friendly match was a chance for the Ukrainian players to get back in shape ahead of their June 1 World Cup play-off against Scotland, but it was also a moment to show that the team is still going strong.

If Ukraine beat Scotland in the playoff in Glasgow on June 1, they will face Wales four days later in Cardiff for their place at the World Cup in Qatar.

Ukraine banned all men of fighting age from leaving the country during the war, so the players needed special permission from the authorities to travel.