Co-hosts Ukraine had a dream begin of their first Euro Cup, as they registered an emphatic 2-1 victory towards Sweden. The star of the match was the Ukrainian captain Andriy Shevchenko, who netted two objectives, to make sure victory for his aspect. Shevchenko, who was battling a knee harm, was very excited by his efficiency as he stated, ‘I really feel that I am 10 years youthful right now,’ he additionally added, ‘I wish to say thanks to everybody who has labored with me over the previous six months. I could not think about that I might be capable of play as a result of I had a number of issues with my knee and again.’ The primary half remained purpose much less and it appeared marginally in favor of the house aspect as they performed in entrance of full home 68,000, most of whom had been residence supporters. The primary likelihood of the house aspect got here in counterattack as Ukraine broke swiftly to present themselves an additional man on the retreating Swedish rearguard. Shevchenko exchanged passes with Andriy Yarmolenko, whose return left the Ukraine captain with solely Andreas Isaksson to beat, however the angle proving an excessive amount of for Shevchenko who pulled his effort throughout the face of purpose.
Nevertheless, the primary breakthrough got here for the Swedish aspect as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s close-range completed inside the online within the 52nd minute. However, much like the primary match of the day, the lead was quick lived because the captain of the house aspect netted the ball with a strong header simply three minutes later. The Swedish staff was not but settled, when the second blow hit them as Shevchenko went on to attain his second within the 62nd minute. Nevertheless within the final minute of the traditional time, Swedish substitute Johan Elmander volleyed an opportunity excessive and large from seven yards. However in the long run it turned out the best way 50,000 residence followers needed it to be. The Ukrainian staff was all excited after their win because the hero of the match and Captain Shevchenko stated. “This is fantastic. It’s the European Championship, playing at home, the opening match, and we win 2-1. And [it was] well deserved too; we played very well. I am so happy, so emotional. Thanks to all supporters that came to cheer us on. Thanks to lads for playing a really good game.” After having the England-France led to a draw, Ukraine tops the group D desk with three factors now, a lot to the enjoyment of its followers. Extra Newest Soccer Information get free Soccer SMS Alert subscribe now http://www.soccerazzi.com