After Ukraine defeated Sweden 2-1 in overtime, Artem Dovbik scored into the quarterfinals with a header.
Artem Dovbyk’s header in the 121st minute allowed Ukraine to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2020 European Cup. United Kingdom On Saturday, they beat Sweden 2-1 after overtime in Glasgow.
But Andrei Shevchenko’s team is determined to prove their deserved position in the knockout stage, because Oleksand Zinchenko gave them an early lead.
Emil Forsberg’s deflection strike brought Sweden to a level before halftime, and the RB Leipzig midfielder hit the woodwork twice in the second half.
However, after 9 minutes of extra time, a red card from Marcus Danielson allowed the Swedish team to continue free throws until Dovbic locked in Zinchenko’s enticing pass, which was in Hampden Park. A small group of Ukrainian fans sparked a frantic celebration.
Shevchenko said before the game that his team has achieved their goals through the group stage.
But the former AC Milan striker got the reaction he wanted after a disappointing game 1-0 loss to Austria A quick start in their final group match.
Robin Olsen of Sweden was forced to make the first save after being trained by the impressive Andre Yarmolenko to deny Roman Yaremchuk.
West Ham United’s winger has always been the driving force in all competitions in his country, with only two goals or assists in their six goals.
In the 27th minute, Yarmolenko made a provocative cross from the outside of his left foot. Zinchenko kindly helped. The Manchester City man shot low, which was too powerful for Olsen.
It was the first time Sweden had fallen behind in all competitions, but after their defensive discipline in the group stage, Janne Andersson’s players responded well to the question of whether they can catch up to the game.
Forsberg’s influence on Sweden was the same as Yarmolenko’s influence on Ukraine. His fourth goal in the game equalized the score two minutes before the break.
As the interesting second half raged from start to finish, opportunities for both sides came and went.
Yarmolenko served Serhiy Sydorchuk, but Sweden posed a greater threat.
Forsberg hit the wood twice, shot the ball into the bottom of the post, and then sent a more powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area to bounce the ball off the crossbar.
Between the two matches, George Bushkan made an amazing save, hitting the crossbar with Dejan Kulusevsky’s dive shot.
Ukraine survived, dragged the game into overtime, and when Sweden was cut to 10 players, it entered the final eight of a major tournament for the second time as an independent country.
Danielson won the ball, but then made a dangerous challenge to Artem Besidedin, forcing the Dynamo Kyiv forward to be injured.
Yarmolenko also had to be replaced midway through overtime. If Ukraine had a chance to shock England in Rome, Shevchenko would be worried.
But his substitute Dovbek is a hero because he chose the best time to score his first international goal.