Denmark 2-two Sweden (3-four on mixture)
A stunning double from captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Sweden a two-2 draw away to Denmark as they certified for Euro 2016 by four-3 on aggregate against their Scandinavian rivals.
Ibrahimovic silenced the home followers in the 19th minute when he ghosted out to meet Kim Kallstrom’s corner, twisting athletically to sweep the ball previous flat-footed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Then he punished the Danes for their failure to generate odds with a beautiful curling free of charge kick in the 76th minute to deliver the Swedes nearer to a location in France following yr.
Late ambitions by Yussuf Poulsen and Jannik Vestergaard provided some convenience for the house supporters.
With Denmark coach Morten Olsen generating four modifications from the group that began Saturday’s 2-one defeat in Stockholm, the Danes looked significantly much more muscular in midfield, but the last ball was frequently poor.
Striker Nicklas Bendtner had a recreation to fail to remember in his residence city, and was widely booed when he was changed by Morten Rasmussen on the hour.
Denmark experienced overrun the Swedes in the opening exchanges and need to have broken the deadlock in the eighth moment, but Poulsen, Daniel Agger and Thomas Delaney all failed to locate the net in swift succession.
Ibrahimovic eschewed his usual array of flicks and methods in favour of tough defensive perform, inspiring his side to cover each and every blade of grass on the Parken pitch.
It was an hard work that compensated off handsomely, thanks to the striker’s double, and the Swedish enthusiasts finished their night by singing the national anthem on a drizzly Danish evening, no doubt dreaming of the warmer climes of France following yr.
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