England learn Euro 2020 quarter-final opponents after Ukraine down Sweden

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Sweden v Ukraine - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16

Artem Dovbyk scored a dramatic late winner for Ukraine in extra time (Picture: Getty Images)

Ukraine have set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final against England on Saturday after a last minute winner saw them beat Sweden 2-1 in their last 16 tie on Tuesday night at Hampden.

The match was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes thanks to an opener from Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and an equaliser from Sweden’s Emil Forsberg.

Marcus Danielson was shown a controversial red card in extra time for Sweden and that may have cost them as Artem Dovbyk nodded in a winner in stoppage time at the end of extra time.

It was an entertaining contest throughout, with both sides creating plenty of chances and there could have been many, many more goals over the 120 minutes.

Manchester City’s Zinchenko opened the scoring for Ukraine 27 minutes in with a sweet strike on the outside of his left foot.

Coming in from the left flank, it was one that Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen got a hand to and could have saved but it was beautifully struck from Zinchenko.

Sweden v Ukraine - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16

Oleksandr Zinchenko opened the scoring (Picture: Getty Images)

The lead didn’t last until the break, with the in-form Emil Forsberg continuing his hot streak by equalising with a fine finish, his fourth goal of the tournament.

There were multiple chances for both sides, with Forsberg twice hitting the woodwork among other close calls, as the game wound its way into extra time.

Emil Forsberg continued his fine form by equalising for Sweden just before half-time (Picture: Getty Images)

After the 90 minutes momentum swung to Ukraine when Sweden’s Marcus Danielson was shown a controversial red card on 99 minutes.

He went to clear the ball, managed to do so, but learning back his follow through caught Artem Besyedin high on his leg, looking tremendously painful.

After consulting VAR, the decision was made to send off the Swede, much to his dismay.

Besedin had only come on himself on 90 minutes and had to be substituted himself 10 minutes later.

Ukraine pushed for a winner and they eventually found it through substitute Artem Dovbyk in stoppage time in extra time.

A stooping header from the sub was enough to put his side into the quarter-finals, where they will meet England on Saturday in Rome.

The match takes place at the Stadio Olympico at 8pm UK time on Saturday.

England will not have minded watching the extended and bruising affair, which saw some heavy challenges going in through the latter stages, which will have taken plenty out of the Ukraine side.


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