The Swedes drew in the opening match of the E European Championship with Ireland 1: 1.
The Irish team was a more dangerous team for most of the game, and Wes Hoolahan scored the lead in the 48th minute. In the 71st minute Zlatana Ibrahimoviće put his own goal Ciaran Clark.
“We had to make a decision in the first half, but at least we went desperately to the lead after a break. “I’m not sure what to expect, but I can not say anything to the players.”
The match was also seen by Swedish coach Erik Hamren. “The first fifty minutes were the Irish better.They were playing in battles, in heads, we played badly forward, “ was not satisfied with the opening event of the match for the Aftonbladet daily.
The first half really belonged to the Irish selection. Isaksson set off, and a moment later, John O’Shea, captain of the Iru, came to an even more dangerous chance.Just a few centimeters he was missing to send the extended ball around the corner.
His counterpart with a tape on his hand, Ibrahimović, had several times enjoyed the spectators with a sophisticated technique and tried to form a game but his team was virtually useless Did not get. “With Ibrahimovic we have been very well advised, the players have been able to push him out of the goal,” O’Neill said.
Pressure continued as a whole, Robbie Brady narrowly overtaken And even more handsome attempt by his colleague Hendrick hit the bar.
The joy of the Irish but after a break, Wes Hoolahan opened the score in 48 minutes when Seamuse Coleman sent a half-right to the right pole. “Giving a goal for the national team on the Euro is one of the best moments in my career.The point is good, we are looking forward to Belgium, “ was not frozen by the lost lead of the Irish shooter. ” It was a great goal, Seamus Coleman did it well and Wes scored great, “praised his O ‘ Neill.
The winning goal of the Swedes woke up, but the series of shots and horns in front of the Irish goal did not end up dangerously, but Ibrahimović got the chances after an hour of play, but in a difficult position he was in the wrong position. To extend his impressive line when he managed to score in the opening matches of Sweden in the previous three championships.
However, one of the biggest champions of the championship did not have to worry too much: it was Ibrahimovic who helped Sweden at least to gain a point , When at 71.Minute came into the lime and its center into the goal scored by Clark. Moreover, the unfortunate hit meant unusual statistics, Sweden managed to balance even though it did not score a shot at the goal.
The second half was much better on our side, but we still lacked the quality. Is that we did not win, “said Ibrahimovic in an interview for SVT television after the match Ibrahimovic.” One point is better than none, but we would rather against two harder rivals (Italy and Belgium had three points, no one was in the cab, we know that this was our biggest chance to win, “Hamren added.
Sweden will compete with Italy on Friday 17 June, The Irish will measure a day later with Belgium.