Ukraine 2-1 Sweden Highlights – Euro 2012
Andriy Shevchenko is the hero for hosts Ukraine as they come from behind to beat Sweden and go top of Group D.
Watch Euro 2012 match, Ukraine Vs Sweden highlights here.
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Date: Monday, 11 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
0-1 Ibrahimovic 52′
1-1 Shevchenko 55′
2-1 Shevchenko 62′
The two countries have met on three previous occasions – all friendlies – and two of those matches came last year.
Both sides recorded 1-0 away wins, Ukraine’s coming in June 2008, Sweden’s in August 2011. The draw was played out in Cyprus in February 2011. Afterwards the sides contested a penalty shoot-out which Ukraine won 5-4.
Ukraine are the only debutants at Euro 2012. The first four European Championships (1960-1972) were won by newcomers but none have been since.
Of all the 368 players at Euro 2012, Andriy Shevchenko has enjoyed the longest international career. He made his debut in 1995.
Oleg Blokhin’s men are the only side at Euro 2012 without a British-based player in their squad.
Only two players, Andriy Voronin and Anatoliy Tymoschuk, play outside of Ukraine.
Olof Mellberg is set to represent Sweden at a fifth major tournament. He is yet to miss a single minute at any of the finals he’s been present at.
Sweden coach Eric Hamren has selected nine players aged 30 or older – the highest number of thirty-somethings at Euro 2012.
Kim Kallstrom recorded seven assists during qualifying for Euro 2012, equal highest along with Germany’s Mesut Ozil and Hungary’s Balazs Dzsudzsak.