Sweden vs Ukraine 1-2 Euro 2020. Artem Dovbyk scored in extra time as Ukraine defeated 10-man Sweden at Hampden to go to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals against England. Oleksandr Zinchenko put Ukraine ahead with a strong drive, but Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike leveled the score before halftime.
After a VAR review, Sweden’s Marcus Danielson was shown a red card in extra time. And, with penalties approaching, Dovbyk, one of 12 replacements, headed home a stunning winner from close range.
Ukraine advanced from the group stage with three points and a negative goal difference, while Sweden led their group with seven points, one more than Spain.
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The encounter in Glasgow, on the other hand, was a close one throughout, with both teams on their feet at the final whistle.
With so many personnel changes and a departure, there was no rhythm or form in extra time.
The Swedes were reduced to nine men twice due to head blows, and Ukraine substitute Artem Besedin lasted only 10 minutes before succumbing to Danielson’s high challenge.
The Sweden defender was first cautioned after catching his opponent with his foot on a dropping ball, but referee Daniele Orsato increased the booking to red after examining the incident on the pitch-side monitor.
After Danielson’s 99th-minute expulsion, there was little goalmouth activity until Zinchenko swung in a cross from the left and Dovbyk slipped in to score his first international goal.
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Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko moved to a back three, allowing Zinchenko to play as a left wing-back, and his captain relished the opportunity, setting up the winner and scoring on 27 minutes.
Zinchenko thundered in an angled shot that Robin Olsen got a touch to but couldn’t keep out after Andriy Yarmolenko found him with a beautiful outside-of-the-boot ball.
Forsberg then had a stroke of luck when his deflected shot from 22 yards went into the net shortly before halftime, giving him his fourth goal of the tournament.
But the excellent midfielder’s luck ran out as he twice hit the crossbar in a lively second-half period, both chances coming after a strike from Ukraine’s Serhiy Sydorchuk clipped a post.
Dejan Kulusevski’s strike was deflected by Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan, then the same player got in behind in the 89th minute, but the ball would not settle for his weaker right foot, allowing defender Illya Zabarnyi to sneak in and stop.