Team Sweden defeated Denmark in the first match of the knockout stage of Euro 2016.
On the eve of the experts called Scandinavian Derby Central confrontation of the entire playoffs, and they were right – the team is really strong and worthy participation in the European championship. But in the final will be held just one team, maybe it’s better that Denmark and Sweden will not be able to repeat history 9 years ago, when they painted a friendly draw and knocked out of Euro 2004 Italy.
Hamrén put attacking line-up, releasing in two forwards – Berg and Ibrahimovic, but the Olsen is set on the edge of one Bendtner, for lack of better options. Marcus Berg could justify the confidence of the coach at the beginning of the meeting, but couldn’t convert the one-on-one. The first half saw a slight advantage with the home team, which led to a goal in the last minute of the half. The Swedes have implemented exemplary attack — Lustig on the right flank and gave the oncoming of Forsberg, Emil one touch broke through Schmeichel.
It is always hard to concede a goal in the locker room, but it is doubly hard to miss even in the beginning of the second half. Kahlenberg brought down Forsberg in his own penalty, and without the great need, the Swede walked away from the gate. Ibrahimovic knows how to score from the spot, and that was confirmed in today’s game. The Swedes could immediately double their lead, but the Danes several times saved by Schmeichel, and then played replacing Olsen.
To the credit of the Danes, they are not effaced and was able to impose his game Swedes. Ten minutes before the final whistle, guests otkvital one ball – jørgensen has closed the transfer of Poulsen. The game ending has passed on half of field of Sweden – the Danes attacked and the hosts defended to all the staff. Perhaps Ibrahimovic and practiced in protection, but it changed immediately after a conceded goal, Zlatan himself asked for a replacement.
The Danes never managed to grind out a tired Swedes, but the away goal leaves a good chance for the players of Morten Olsen. It seems that in Denmark will host the most interesting match of the response of the playoffs.
Sweden — Denmark 2:1
Goals: Forsberg, 45, Ibrahimovic, 50 (penalty) — Jorgensen, 80
Sweden: Isaksson, Olsson, Granqvist, Antonsson (Johansson, 29), Lustig, Källström, Forsberg, Durmaz (Larsson, 67), Lewicki, Ibrahimovic (Guidetti, 80), Berg
Denmark: Schmeichel, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Durmisi, Quist, Braithwait (Poulsen, 70), Kahlenberg (Jorgensen, 55), Fisher (Højbjerg, 55), Eriksen, Bendtner
Warning: Forsberg — Agger,