Sweden 4- England 2: Ibrahimovic thunders the English with the millennium goal
Ibrahimovic claimed his stripes in the Swedish team to score the four goals in the victory against England (4-2) at the inauguration of the new national stadium, el Friends Arena. The PSG striker was able to defeat the British resistance alone and completed his particular revenge on the 'pros'’ who eliminated Sweden in the first phase of the last Euro Cup.
Ibrahimovic embodied the irreducible spirit of this Nordic team, which very recently already starred in a spectacular reaction in Germany, where he tied after losing by 4-0. On this occasion the comeback was of a lesser caliber, I was just going 1-2 behind, but at times the English had the game perfectly under control. The merit of Ibrahimovic and his teammates was once again not giving up, keeping morale intact at the same time as your rival, without his captain Steven Gerrard on the field in his match 100 with the absolute team, I lost my place and control.
With a team full of casualties, como Wayne Rooney, Kyle Walker, Aaron Lennon, Jonjo Shelvey y Theo Walcott, Roy Hodgson's painting, still hurt by the last draw in Poland in a qualifying match for the World Cup in Brazil, appeared irregular. Pronto, to the 20 minutes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic began his festival to celebrate his fans and overtook a Sweden that seemed launched.
England accepted the challenge and, between Gerrard's experience and the youth of the less common, reacted forcefully. Danny Welbeck equalized the 35 minutes when he finished off a good delivery from Ashley Young at the far post and shortly after (m.38) debutant Steven Caulker takes his doctorate after a send from Gerrard. After the break, The Swedish team came out somewhat affected by morale, but the English did not know how to take advantage of it and paid for it when Hogdson began to move the bench.
Without Gerrard in the midfield, the imbalances generated by local movements were taken advantage of, how not, again by Ibrahimovic to establish a draw and then, direct foul, to sign the 3-2 At the end, in a brilliant action with a bicycle kick from outside the area, the ultimate 4-2. This match and this date will remain in the history of Swedish football, European and global. 'Ibra’ in pure state. A genius, this time for the good.