The second Euro 2012 Group D match between Ukraine and Sweden are all set tonight 7:45 pm at the Olimpiyskyi, Kiev. Check this page for Ukraine vs Sweden live score updates and highlights.
Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin says his 23 players are all fit to play after suffering from stomach virus last week at the training camp. Ukraine aging star striker Andriy Shevchenko along with Artem Milevskiy and striker Andriy Yarmolenko are ready to lead the host team in front of their home crowd. Expectations are high for Ukraine with added benefit of playing at their home turf with the crowd rooting for them according to Ukraine boss Oleg Blokhin.
Sweden squad is lead by striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as being the team captain for this tournament. Their only injury concern is forward Johan Elmander who is doubtful to start. Sweden talented midfield trio of Rasmus Elm, Sebastien Larsson and Kim Kallstrom are also expected to start.
The clean bill of health means Hamren must decide which of his talented midfielders to leave out. Kim Kallstrom, Anders Svensson and Pontus Wernbloom will probably battle it out for the two central midfield berths, although Rasmus Elm can also play in that role.
The winner on this game has a break to take number 1 spot in Group D after France vs England were tied 1-1 in the matchup earlier. Check this page for Ukraine vs Sweden live score updates and highlights.
Ukraine Starting line-up Pyatov, Husyev, Hacherydy, Mykhalik, Rakytskyy, Timoshchuk, Nazarenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Voronin, Devic
Sweden Starting line-up Isaksson, Lustig,Mellberg, Granqvist, Olsson, Elm, Källström, Larsson, Toivonen, Ibrahimovic, Rosenberg
Ibrahimovic Goal at 52’ - Ibrahimovic flicks the ball close range from Kallstrom's low cross from the left! Ukraine 0 - 1 Sweden
Shevchenko 55’ - Home crowd erupts in Kiev as 35 year old Shevchenko heads home from Yarmolenko's cross pass to tie the game.
Ukraine 1 -1 Sweden
Shevchenko again at 62’ - Shevchenko header from Konoplyanka on the left corner.
Ukraine 2 -1 Sweden