Artem Dovbyk scored in added time in extra time as Ukraine beat Sweden 1-0 to set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final with England. Oleksandr Zinchenko smashed Ukraine in front with a powerful drive but a deflected shot from Emil Forsberg levelled matters before half-time.
Sweden lost Marcus Danielson to a red card after a VAR check. And, with penalties looming, Dovabyk – one of 12 substitutes used – headed a dramatic winner from close range.
Ukraine and Sweden played out a goalless draw in extra time to reach the quarterfinals of the Euro qualifying round of. The match ended 11 after extra time with Ukraine’s Artem Besedin being sent off for a high challenge on Stefan Danielson.
Ukraine had been down to nine men twice, while Sweden were down to 10 men for 10 minutes. But both teams were still on their feet by the final whistle as they battled through to the last eight.
Dmitry Danielson was sent off in the 99th minute as Russia’s Alexander Zinchenko scored a late equaliser to earn a – draw against Sweden. The match finished goalless at half time after Danielson had been shown a yellow card by referee Daniele Orsato.
Dovbyk, who got his foot to a dropping ball before catching his opponent, was initially booked for diving but it was upgraded to red.
CHANGE OF SHAPE BENEFITS UKRAINE
Ukraine mentor Andriy Shevchenko changed to a back three, permitting Zinchenko to work as a left wing-back, and his skipper delighted in the job, setting up the victor and breaking in the opener on 27 minutes.
Andriy Yarmolenko discovered the Manchester City player with a charming outside-of-the-boot pass and Zinchenko roared in a calculated shot that Robin Olsen got a hand to yet couldn’t keep out.
Forsberg then, at that point delighted in a cut of fortune as his redirected shot from 22 yards flew into the net not long before the stretch for his fourth objective of the competition.
Be that as it may, the noteworthy midfielder’s karma was out when he twice struck the woodwork in an exuberant second-half spell, with those shots following an exertion from Ukraine’s Serhiy Sydorchuk which cut a post.
Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan did well to drive away a strike from Dejan Kulusevski and a similar player was in behind in the 89th-minute yet the ball would not sit for his more vulnerable right foot, permitting safeguard Illya Zabarnyi to slide in and block.
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