Ukraine confirmed themselves as England’s quarter-final opponents at Euro 2020 with a aim within the final minute of extra-time to beat ten-men Sweden 2-1.
After a gruelling 90 minutes, the scores have been tied at 1-1 after Oleksandr Zinchenko put Ukraine forward and Emil Forsberg equalised for Sweden.
However a crimson card for Marcus Danielson, given after a surprising problem was reviewed by VAR, modified the sport in extra-time and Artem Dovbyk obtained his first Ukraine aim within the 121st minute.
Andriy Shevchenko’s males qualify for a quarter-final for the primary time of their nation’s historical past, with England ready for them in Rome this Saturday after the Three Lions’ victory over Germany.
The Germans represented the most important take a look at on England’s potential path to the ultimate, with Denmark or the Czech Republic to return within the semi-finals if Gareth Southgate’s males can get previous Ukraine.
Whereas the giant-killings of the Netherlands and France by the hands of the Czechs and Switzerland ought to function a warning, England would’ve seen little to make them extra terrified of Ukraine tonight.
Their opener was very properly labored as West Ham ahead Andriy Yarmolenko arrange Manchester City’s Zinchenko for a neat end.
However they have been pegged again by Forsberg’s deflected strike from vary earlier than half-time.
What adopted was a low-quality sport, and the Three Lions would’ve been delighted to see their opponents compelled into an additional 30 minutes on drained legs.
The massive speaking level shall be Danielson’s crimson card, after a sort out on Artem Besyedin which regarded horrible on a gradual movement replay, and gave the referee no alternative upon evaluate.
Then, with the sport seemingly destined for penalties, Dvbyk picked the proper time to attain his first worldwide aim within the dying moments.
See you on Saturday.