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The World United Through Football

Shev at the Double

English: Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko, scorer of two goals against Sweden (Photo: Wikipedia)

Group D:
Ukraine vs Sweden (2:1)
Olympiyskiy Stadium, Kiev.

The Ukrainian announcer made the arrival of the Sweden football team sound something like an Eurovision Song Contest introduction.

The first-half was about as exciting as the second-half of the Bore Draw in Donetsk.

Half-time: Ukraine 0 – Sweden 0

The game really sprang to life in the second half.

You might not like his hair and he might not sound very Swedish but he does what he’s paid to do; get in position and score.

The World United Through Football Ukraine 0 – Sweden 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made Ukraine pay for some poor defending in the 53rd minute when a failed clearance allowed Kim Kallstrom to lay on a simple tap-in.

The World United Through Football Ukraine 1 – Sweden 1
The hosts didn’t take long to reply; Andriy Shevchenko diving in to head the equaliser, just three minutes later.

The World United Through Football Ukraine 2 – Sweden 1
Then with little more than an hour gone, Andriy Shevchenko was at the front post to head in a corner and send the Ukrainian supporters wild.

Sweden tried to rescue a point in the final minutes of the game but it was Shevchenko who received the ovation as Ukraine finished the day on top of the group.

Final Score: Ukraine 2 – Sweden 1

Teams

Travel to Ukraine
12-Andriy Pyatov; 3-Yevhen Khacheridi, 17-Taras Mikhalik, 2-Yevgen Selin, 9-Oleg Gusev; 18-Serhiy Nazarenko, 4-Anatoliy Tymoschuk, 19-Evgeni Konoplyanka, 11-Andriy Yarmolenko; 7-Andriy Shevchenko, 10-Andriy Voronin.

Travel to Sweden
1-Andreas Isaksson; 4-Andreas Granqvist, 3-Olof Mellberg, 5-Martin Olsson, 2-Mikael Lustig; 9-Kim Kallstrom, 6-Rasmus Elm, 20-Ola Toivonen, 7-Sebastian Larsson; 22-Markus Rosenberg, 10-Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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June 11, 2012 - Posted by | Euro 2012, Match Reports, Sweden, Ukraine | , , , , ,

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