(EFE) – A goal by Artem Dovbyk in the 120th minute gave Ukraine a 2-1 victory over Sweden, and those led by Andriy Shevchenko reach for the first time in their history the quarterfinals of the European Championship where they will face England .
The goal frustrated the expectations of Sweden who played almost the entire extension with one less player due to the expulsion, eight minutes into extra time, with a direct red, to Marcus Danielson, who made a strong tackle on Artem Besedin who had to be substituted due to injury.
Until then, the match was evenly matched in the last match of the round of 16 of the competition, played at the Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow, overtime included, ending with a one-goal tie.
The other two goals were in the first half.
Ukraine took advantage of a great goal from Manchester City player Oleksandr Zinchenko, who took advantage of a pass from Andriy Yarmolenko to put Ukraine ahead in the half hour.
Sweden accentuated its drive and cornered Ukraine. It was just on the brink of intermission, in minute 43, when a powerful shot from Emil Forsberg, who received the ball from Alexander Isak, established the equalizer and relieved Janne Andersson’s team before the break.
In the second half, both teams had options to unbalance the scoreboard. Sweden sent two shots to the posts in the boots of Forgsberg and Kristoffer Olsson. Ukraine shot to the post through Serhiy Sydorchuk
Sweden was left with one player less due to the expulsion, eight minutes into extra time, with a direct red, to Marcus Danielson who made a strong tackle to Artem Besedin who had to be substituted injured.
Dovbyk appeared in one of the last plays of the game to take advantage of a pass from Zinchenko and give the historic pass to Ukraine.