Euro Cup: Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 to reach quarterfinals for first time

Euro Cup: Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 to reach quarterfinals for first time

Highlight:

- Artem Dubic's goal in the final moments of extra time

- The four teams that reached the quarter-finals have been former champions, while four are hoping to win the Euro Cup for the first time.

Glasgow, Date.30 June 2021

Ukraine has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in the Euro Cup Football Championship by scoring in the final moments of extra-time to beat Sweden 2-1. The thrilling match between Sweden and Ukraine in the round of 16 final of the Euro Cup was equalised 1-1 after a scheduled 90 minutes. After which the match was pulled into extra time. In which both the teams could not score after half an hour's play. However, in the first minute of injury time added by the referee in extra time, Ertam Dobic scored to give Ukraine a historic success.

In the match played in Glasgow, Ukraine was given the lead by Alexander Zinchenco in the 27th minute. Just two minutes before half-time, Imil Forsberg equalized Sweden. After which, not a single goal was scored in the second half. Jane kept the match at 1-1 and the referee pulled the match in extra time to decide the winner. 

With this, the Ukrainian team has entered the quarter-finals for the first time in the Euro Cup. While overall they will play the final eight matches in the big championship for the second time. He had previously reached the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Where they suffered a defeat against Italy.

From the top four teams in the last Euro Cup

Defending champions Portugal and last year's Euro Cup finalists France have been knocked out of the round of 16. Wales and Germany, who reached the semi-finals of the last Euro Cup, have also failed to reach the quarter-finals this time.

Four former champions in the quarterfinals

Four of the eight teams that reached the quarter-finals of the Euro Cup have been former champions. The Spanish football team became champions in 1964, 2008 and 2012. Three-time world champions Italy only won the Euro Cup in 1968. The Czech team won the Euro Cup in 1976 as Czechoslovakia. The Danish team shocked everyone by winning the 1992 Euro Cup. While Belgium, England, Switzerland, and Ukraine are hoping to win the Euro Cup for the first time.

123 goals in 44 matches: Ronaldo tops with five goals

A total of 44 matches have been completed so far in the Euro Cup with 123 goals scored. The average per match has been 2.80 goals. While one goal has been scored every 32 minutes. The Spanish team has scored the most 11 goals. Italy and Denmark are next with 9-9 goals. Ronaldo tops the list of most goals scored. Who has scored five goals. Czech Schick, France's Benzema, and Sweden's Forsberg are joint second with 4-4 goals. Of which only Schick's team has reached the quarterfinals.

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