UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights Sweden vs Ukraine: Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of a European Championship for the first time in their history. Sweden went down to 10 men after Danielson was shown a red card after a VAR review and then Artem Dovbyk headed in Ukraine’s winner in the 121st minute to spark massive frenzy among the players and the fans.
Story of the Match: Arten Dovbyk scores in the stoppage time of extra time to help Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1. Sweden are down to 10 men but the scoreline remains tied at 1-1 at half time of the extra time. Sweden are down to 10 men after Danielson was sent off following a VAR review for a rash challenge on Besedin. Sweden hit the woodwork twice as Forsberg looked to score but it remained locked at 1-1 and we going into extra time. Ukraine looked vulnerable early on as Sweden dominated and looked the more attacking side. However, after a couple of good, technical moves from Ukraine, Oleksandr Zinchenko put Ukraine in the lead in the 27th minute. Since taking the lead, Ukraine created a couple more half chances but towards the end of the first half, Sweden had more of the possession again and it bore fruit in the 43rd minute when Emil Forsberg’s attempt found the back of the net with the help of a deflection. With the scoreline tied at 1-1, an even more interesting second half awaits.
FULL TIME EXTRA TIME! What a stunning night! Artem Dovbyk's goal puts Ukraine in the quarter-finals of European Championship for the first time in their history. Ukraine had qualified for last 16 because Sweden topped their group and now they knock out Sweden.
Sweden 1-2 Ukraine
⏰ RESULT ⏰— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 29, 2021
🇺🇦 Zinchenko & Dovbyk as Ukraine book their place in the quarter-finals
🇸🇪 Sweden exit at the round of 16 stage#EURO2020
HALF TIME! Exciting half of football that. Ukraine looked vulnerable early on as Sweden dominated and looked the more attacking side. However, after a couple of good, technical moves from Ukraine, Oleksandr Zinchenko put Ukraine in the lead in the 27th minute. Since taking the lead, Ukraine created a couple more half chances but towards the end of the first half, Sweden had more of the possession again and it bore fruit in the 43rd minute when Emil Forsberg's attempt found the back of the net with the help of a deflection. With the scoreline tied at 1-1, an even more interesting second half awaits.
Sweden 1-1 Ukraine
⏸️ HALF-TIME ⏸️— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 29, 2021
🇸🇪 Forsberg blasts in equaliser for Sweden
🇺🇦 Zinchenko fires Ukraine ahead
🤔 Who's scoring next?#EURO2020
43' - GOAL! Emil Forsberg does it again, he draws Sweden level at 1-1 just before half time. He again finds himself in some good space and goes for goal. Heartbreaking deflection for Ukraine that takes the ball away from Bushchan.
Sweden 1-1 Ukraine
27' - GOAL! Oleksandr Zinchenko gives Sweden the lead with a fantastic strike. Some slick passing between the Ukrainian players with Yaremchuk and Yarmolenko at the heart once again. Zinchenko gets the ball, cuts in with a touch and bangs it home. The ball goes under Olsen's legs, may the Swedish keeper could have done better but the power behind Zinchenko's shot was too much.
Sweden 0-1 Ukraine
Alexander Isak has been a bright spark for Sweden this European Championships. Can he light up the pitch today and take Sweden to the Euro quarter-finals for the first time?
Hello and Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the European Championships on the final day of the Round of 16 fixtures.
We are going to be covering Sweden vs Ukraine in this blog but in the first match of the day, England beat Germany 2-0 at the Wembley to register their first-ever win over Germany in the Euros at the Wembley.
Sweden and Ukraine play their last 16 fixture at the Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. There are no favourites in the final last 16 fixture with Sweden and Ukraine both being equals in terms of their performance so far.
Both Sweden and Ukraine are looking to win their first game in the knockout stages of a European Championship. Sweden last played at Hampden Park 40 years ago, one month before Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born, in a World Cup qualifying match. Ukraine has made only one trip, 14 years ago for a Euro 2008 qualifier, in nearly three decades as an independent soccer nation. Both of them lost those matches.
About 10,000 fans are expected at the storied 52,000-capacity stadium in Glasgow but few will be able to travel from the two nations because of quarantine rules required by Scottish authorities.
Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko looked toward “a very big Ukrainian diaspora in the U.K. and we hope that they will come to support us.”
Andriy Yarmolenko has played in all of Ukraine’s eight games at European Championships. The only victory was beating North Macedonia 2-1 on June 17, a result which put Ukraine into the round of 16 with the worst record of the advancing teams — three points and a negative goal difference.
Sweden won its group ahead of Spain to match coach Janne Andersson’s achievement from the 2018 World Cup of leading an underestimated team to first place in a tough group.