1: 1! Ireland denied victory against Sweden in an own goal

1: 1!  Ireland denied victory against Sweden in an own goal

Sweden wanted to start the tournament successfully with superstar Ibrahimovic. Did not work. An Irish own goal brought the weak Swedes to at least one point.

Ireland beat Sweden 1-1 at European Championship: Coach Martin O’Neill’s team was the best, but lost to Clarke’s own goal (71 ‘). 48 minutes later Houlhan gave Ireland a well-deserved lead. The Swedes, on the other hand, were disappointed almost the entire season. One can at least rely on the art of their superstar Slaton Ibrahimovic.

Swedish superstar Ibrahimovic hits a free kick in the middle of the Irish wall (Picture: AP) Photo: AF FP

With a single energetic push, Ibrahimovic got it Sweden The embarrassed EM escaped defeat in the opening. Sierra Clarke’s own goal (71st minute) on his cross prevented Ireland from winning 1-1 (0-0) for the first time in 28 years.

Wes Houlhan gave Martin O’Neill a 1-0 lead (48 ‘) at Stade de France in St Denis. In a difficult Group E with other rivals Italy and Belgium, it will be difficult for either team to advance to the next round.

Ireland’s Houlhan put the Swede in the net 1-0 (Photo: REUTERS) Photo: mb

The Irish, who have yet to win a match against the Scandinavians, were already excited to qualify with a win and a draw (1-0, 1-1) against world champions Germany. At the last European Championship in 2012, however, the team failed miserably without scoring a single point.

Ireland coach Martin O’Neill is without an international Robbie Keane record in the first line-up. The 35-year-old Stryker first sat on the bench and was replaced by a late replacement.

Irishman Long lost a cross at a hair’s breadth. This is how the ball loses the Swedish goal (Photo: AFP) Photo: Paul Ellis

However, Ireland got off to a great start as the game got off to a refreshing start. Sweden keeper Andreas Isaacson had to extend the lead (10 ‘) when Jeffrey Hendrick took a shot from the right side.

Shortly afterwards, Sweden’s goal difference in inches was deflected by captain John Oshia with a header from Sierra Clarke. Robbie Brady and Hendrick, who hit only at the crossbar (33rd), were injured by long-range shots.

1: 1: Ireland’s Clark Ibrahimovic cross into front of Sweden’s Larsen (Photo: REUTERS) Image /

Sweden’s Ibrahimovic’s appearance was eagerly awaited. The center forward, who still has a contract with neighboring French champions Paris Saint-Germain and practically plays a home game, remains as invisible as the entire Dre-Cronen-team (best chance to score 60th).

Now 34, he has topped the list of top scorers in his previous three European Championship finals. None of the four finalists have scored a goal.

Irish Hendrick’s shot hits crossbar and can only be seen by Swedish keeper Isaacson (Photo: REUTERS) Photo: mb

Attempts by the Irish to attack were rewarded after the break. Hendrik Isaacson, who was in a good mood, failed first on a shot. Shortly afterwards, a perfect cross from Seamus Coleman made it 1-0: Hoolahan hit the ball with a drop kick from eleven meters and scored the opening goal worthy of the 1990 World Cup quarter-finalists, much to the surprise of the Swedish goalkeeper who had been in the spotlight so far. Perfect shot.

Ibrahimovic then scored: Irish central defender Clarke headed home his own cross from the baseline to level the score. SwedenIn the end it was even motivating for success.

Irish Hendrick’s shot hits crossbar and can only be seen by Swedish keeper Isaacson (Photo: REUTERS) Photo: mb

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