European Championship Qualifying - 2nd Leg
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Denmark 2-2 Sweden (agg 3-4)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 11 of Sweden's last 15 goals in qualifying matches

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double helped Sweden reach their fifth successive European Championship finals at the expense of neighbours Denmark.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the visitors extended their advantage through Ibrahimovic's scruffy first-time shot from Kim Kallstrom's corner.

Ibrahimovic clipped in a 25-yard free-kick to all but clinch a finals spot.

Denmark levelled on the night through Yussuf Poulsen and Jannik Vestergaard, but fell two goals short on aggregate.

Following Ibrahimovic's two away goals, the 1992 European champions needed to score at least four times in Copenhagen to avoid being eliminated after scoring just once themselves in Sweden.

Despite their late rally, it proved a task too far for the Danes as veteran coach Morten Olsen's 15-year reign came to an end.

Olsen's side dominated the opening exchanges, but were left deflated when Ibrahimovic peeled off his marker to convert Kallstrom's well-worked corner.

Sweden looked in complete command from that point and, although the Danes restored some pride, the visitors managed to earn a measure of revenge for the 2010 World Cup play-off defeat by their Scandinavian rivals.

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Line-ups

Denmark

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 6Jacobsen
  • 3Kjaer
  • 4Agger
  • 5DurmisiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forVestergaardat 83'minutes
  • 23HøjbjergBooked at 77mins
  • 17DelaneySubstituted forKrohn-Dehliat 45'minutes
  • 20PoulsenBooked at 58mins
  • 10Eriksen
  • 19Jørgensen
  • 11BendtnerSubstituted forRasmussenat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wass
  • 7Kvist
  • 8Braithwaite
  • 9Krohn-Dehli
  • 12Vestergaard
  • 13Christensen
  • 14Falk Jensen
  • 15Poulsen
  • 16Andersen
  • 18Poulsen
  • 21Rasmussen
  • 22Lössl

Sweden

  • 1Isaksson
  • 2Lustig
  • 15Johansson
  • 4Granqvist
  • 17BengtssonBooked at 10minsSubstituted forOlssonat 86'minutes
  • 7LarssonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forHiljemarkat 81'minutes
  • 8Lewicki
  • 9KällströmSubstituted forSvenssonat 69'minutes
  • 6Forsberg
  • 19Berg
  • 10Ibrahimovic

Substitutes

  • 3Helander
  • 5Olsson
  • 11Guidetti
  • 12Olsen
  • 13Hiljemark
  • 14Kujovic
  • 16Svensson
  • 18Milosevic
  • 20Toivonen
  • 21Durmaz
  • 22Zengin
  • 23Carlgren
Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Home TeamDenmarkAway TeamSweden
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Denmark 2, Sweden 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Denmark 2, Sweden 2.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicolai Jørgensen.

Goal!

Goal! Denmark 2, Sweden 2. Jannik Vestergaard (Denmark) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Andreas Granqvist.

Attempt blocked. Jannik Vestergaard (Denmark) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Agger.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

Offside, Denmark. Simon Kjaer tries a through ball, but Jannik Vestergaard is caught offside.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Daniel Agger.

Attempt blocked. Jannik Vestergaard (Denmark) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolai Jørgensen with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Martin Olsson replaces Pierre Bengtsson.

Offside, Sweden. Gustav Svensson tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Agger (Denmark).

Marcus Berg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark. Jannik Vestergaard replaces Riza Durmisi.

Goal!

Goal! Denmark 1, Sweden 2. Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Riza Durmisi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Oscar Hiljemark replaces Sebastian Larsson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Marcus Berg (Sweden) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a cross.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Agger (Denmark).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Denmark 0, Sweden 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Daniel Agger (Denmark).

Emil Forsberg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Daniel Agger (Denmark) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Berg (Sweden).

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Denmark) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sebastian Larsson (Sweden) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Riza Durmisi (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sweden).

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Gustav Svensson replaces Kim Källström.

Foul by Lars Jacobsen (Denmark).

Emil Forsberg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Pierre Bengtsson.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emil Forsberg (Sweden).

Foul by Michael Krohn-Dehli (Denmark).

Marcus Berg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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