A 94th minute Viktor Claesson strike was sufficient to assist Sweden not solely defeat Poland 3-2 of their ultimate Group E match but in addition safe prime spot heading into their first knockout spherical look on the Euros since 2004. Janne Andersson’s males will meet Ukraine for simply the fifth time (W1, D1, L2), with opposition supervisor Andriy Shevchenko netting a brace in the newest H2H when Swedish hopes have been dashed at Euro 2012.
This Swedish facet is an extra resilient outfit although, conceding a mean of simply 0.38 targets throughout their final eight internationals. In reality, six clear sheets have been saved throughout that stint, together with two within the group phases versus Spain and Slovakia. In the meantime, ‘Blågult’ scored 50% of their pictures on track by means of the group stage (4 of 8), the joint-best such conversion fee within the competitors with Portugal which is able to depart their opposition frightened right here
Squeaking by means of because the fourth ‘third-best facet on objective distinction, Ukraine can be searching for the victory of their first-ever Euros knockout spherical look as an unbiased nation. Shevchenko’s facet might want to drastically enhance although, as his staff regarded shaky defensively within the group phases (W1, L2) while their general return of simply two wins from 9 matches at European Championships finals fails to encourage.
Displaying detached kind over their final 9 internationals (W3, D4, L2), Ukraine no less than gives leisure every time they play, highlighted by each group scoring in six of these fixtures. Right here, they’ll be reliant as soon as once more on the nation’s sturdy strike drive that has returned 1.44 targets per fixture over that spell.
Gamers to observe: Scorer of the second-fastest objective in Euros historical past final outing, Sweden’s Emil Forsberg now has 4 strikes throughout his final 4 worldwide appearances – two arriving earlier than the twentieth minute. Equally, Ukraine’s Andriy Yarmolenko has additionally been in unbelievable kind at Euro 2020, scoring twice and helping as soon as.
Scorching stat: Of the groups to progress at Euro 2020, Ukraine confronted the joint-most pictures on track (16) within the group stage.
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