Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovich scored twice against Denmark as Sweden qualified for Euro 2016. The away match ended in a 2-2 draw but the Swedes were ahead on aggregate (4-3). Zlatan first scored on the 19th minute as he headed home a corner kick from Kim Kallstrom and again on 76th minute with a beautiful freekick.
After the match an elated Zlatan said to Kanal 5, a Swedish broadcaster, “They (the Danes) were going to send me into retirement, but I sent their whole country into retirement!”
Despite two quick late goals from Jannik Vestergaard and Yussuf Poulsen, the Danes found it hard to compete against a much robust Swedish midfield and lacked the poise when it came to finishing. Their star striker Nicklas Bendtner had a horrid time on the field before being replaced in the second half.
Denmark coach Morten Olsen commented, “Obviously it hurts me to finish in this way after 35 years with the national team.” He, however, left it up to his wife to decide when he will resign from the post.
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