European Championship Qualifying - 2nd Leg
DenmarkDenmark2SwedenSweden2

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

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

Substitutes

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

Sweden

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Denmark 2, Sweden 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Denmark 2, Sweden 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Andreas Granqvist.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Daniel Agger.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sweden. Martin Olsson replaces Pierre Bengtsson.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Agger (Denmark).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Denmark. Jannik Vestergaard replaces Riza Durmisi.

  16. 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.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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