9:00 PM
Stadium Municipal
Euro 2016 • Group E
  • 2nd Half
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Buffon
  • Olsson
  • Éder
  • GuidettiBerg
  • FlorenziSturaro
  • EkdalLewicki
  • ForsbergDurmaz
  • De RossiMotta
  • De Rossi
  • PellèZaza

Italy - Sweden
Euro 2016 - 17 June 2016

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  • End of 2nd Half

And that’s it! Italy are through after a dramatic, late 1-0 win. Sweden are on the brink.


PENALTY CLAIM! The swedes are furious as Granqvist goes to ground in the box and nothing is given. Nope, didn’t look like a pen.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    Yellow cardGianluigi BuffonItalyBuffon in the book.
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Buffon in the book.

  • Martin Olsson
    Yellow cardMartin OlssonSwedenA foul from Granqvist is music to Italian ears and they can now kill the game off… A yellow for Buffon for time wasting. Also a yellow for Olsson for a bad challenge.
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A foul from Granqvist is music to Italian ears and they can now kill the game off… A yellow for Buffon for time wasting. Also a yellow for Olsson for a bad challenge.


Here's that goal


Into the first of THREE added minutes here.


SAVE! Well that certainly puts Sweden on the brink. They will need to win their final match against Belgium and hope other results go their way. Italy break again and Candreva forces a save from Isaksson!

  • Éder
    GoalÉderItalyGOAL ITALY!! And it’s a wonderful individual goal from Eder, who runs into the box, beating Granqvist before firing his third international goal into the far corner. Italy on the brink of progressing.
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GOAL ITALY!! And it’s a wonderful individual goal from Eder, who runs into the box, beating Granqvist before firing his third international goal into the far corner. Italy on the brink of progressing.


Here's how close Italy have come to securing smooth progress.

  • Marcus Berg
    OffJohn GuidettiSwedenAnd for Sweden.
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    OnMarcus BergSweden

And for Sweden.


Another change for Italy.


In it comes from Kallstrom but Granqvist penalised for a push before heading over the bar. And still Sweden waits…


Ibrahimovic forces a corner. Now is the time to muster a shot on target!


BAR! Giaccherini pops in an excellent cross and Parolo peels off the back of Olsson before clattering his header back off the bar.


Durmaz with his first involvement, arrowing a shot off target. Obviously!

  • Jimmy Durmaz
    OffEmil ForsbergSwedenDurmaz on.
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    OnJimmy DurmazSweden

Durmaz on.

  • Oscar Lewicki
    OffAlbin EkdalSwedenAnd here is that first roll of the Swedish dice with Durmaz and Lewicki coming on.
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And here is that first roll of the Swedish dice with Durmaz and Lewicki coming on.


Sweden making a double change as Chiellini receives treatment.


Here's that Zlatan miss. Lucky he was offside! Still fairly embarrassing.


Giaccherini fizzes in a dangerous cross, cleared as far as Candreva who sees his shot blocked.

  • Thiago Motta
    OffDaniele De RossiItalyItaly preparing another change with Motta poised to come on for de Rossi.
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Italy preparing another change with Motta poised to come on for de Rossi.


WHAT A MISS! Lucky the flag was up as Larsson just fails to make contact with the left wing cross and Ibrahimovic misses an open goal at the far post, blazing over somehow. He wasn’t to know, surely…


Another disappointing Swedish set piece is claimed by Buffon. Still awaiting that first shot…

  • Daniele De Rossi
    Yellow cardDaniele De RossiItalyWe have a first booking of the match as De Rossi feels Viktor Kassai's wrath.
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We have a first booking of the match as De Rossi feels Viktor Kassai's wrath.


Approaching the final 20 minutes and it hasn’t been a classic by any means. Gripping? Perhaps.


This could be the second 0-0 draw in a row at EURO 2016 after Thursday night's Germany - Poland (0-0). There were a total of two 0-0s at EURO 2012, also in two successive matches: England - Italy (QF 0-0, 2-4 aps, 24 June 2012) and Portugal - Spain (SF 0-0, 2-4 aps, 27 Jun 2012)


Not much luck for Zlatan so far...

Buffon Ibrahimovic - Italy v Sweden - Euro 2016

Ibrahimovic flagged just offside. He gives a wry smile. My was that close. Inches in it.


Candreva arrives to meet Florenzi’s hanging ball on the back post but Isaksson claims well.


As it stands, Italy will still top the group with four points from two matches. Sweden will collect a second point with Ireland and Belgium still to play.


The game opening up. Parolo cuts it back to Zaza but a brilliant covering block from Kallstrom.


Guidetti goes up for a header and is penalised. Initially looked like a possible elbow but nothing of the sort. Just a strong challenge.

  • Simone Zaza
    OffGraziano PellèItalyChanges afoot with Zaza coming on for Pelle for Italy.
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Changes afoot with Zaza coming on for Pelle for Italy.


Guidetti penalised for a foul on Bonucci and is told to watch his temper by Viktor Kassai.


Much better passing from Italy early in this second half and again Isaksson is forced to fall on Candreva’s awkward cross.


Dangerous final ball fizzed in by Candreva but it’s too close to Isaksson and easy for the keeper to claim.


De Rossi battles with Ibrahimovic.

De Rossi Ibrahimovic - Italy v Sweden - Euro 2016

Still not a single shot on target for Sweden in this championship. Amazing.


So a strong start to the half from Italy and they’ll be buoyed by that. Patient as ever and it’s usually the second half that they come alive.


Italy win three successive corners but Sweden eventually survive as Isaksson is bundled over.


CHANCE! Eder sets it for Pelle who knocks it up for the volley just inside the box but he blazes over the bar.


Sweden have yet to register their first shot on target after 135 minutes of play at EURO 2016.


Chiellini and Guidetti having a bit of a set to. Nothing more than a block as Buffon clears the ball away.

  • 2nd Half

Back underway in this second half. Very few chances so far for either side. A couple of half chances and that’s about it. No changes as yet.

  • End of 1st Half

HALF TIME: Italy 0 Sweden 0


Larsson’s ball loops straight behind for a goal kick. There won’t be too much injury time.


Neither keeper with a save to make so far as this half draws to a close. It has been intriguing, if not explosive.


Dangerous ball from Kallstrom into Ibrahimovic and Chiellini is forced to hoof behind for a corner. In it comes from Kallstrom and just too far for Ibrahimovic.




Dangerous ball in from Candreva and a brilliant clearance under pressure from Johansson. Sweden break and it sits up for Guidetti from Larsson’s chest down and he blazes over.


It’s been a gritty affair so far. Italy more than capable of going far in this tournament, but Sweden haven’t allowed them to play attractive football.


SHOTS ON TARGET: Italy 1-0 Sweden


Barzagli and Ibrahimovic in action.

Barzagli Ibrahimovic - Italy v Sweden - Euro 2016

Candreva turns into trouble and Olsson is furious that the free kick has gone Italy’s way.


Sweden have passed the opening half an hour without any particular problem. Indeed, the Swedes have put Buffon under slightly more pressure.


Clever little ball into the box from Giaccherini has too much on it and is easy for Isaksson in the end.


Forsberg and Barzagli vie for possession.

Sweden's midfielder Emil Forsberg (L) vies with Italy's defender Andrea Barzagli

Kallstrom and Ekdal have been impressive so far. Keeping things tight in the midfield and creative going forward. De Rossi flagged offside.


Good ball possession from Sweden but so difficult to break down this well drilled Italian midfield and defence. Using the flanks well and the latest cross is again dealt with.


Ibrahimovic caught late by De Rossi and he gets a talking to but nothing more from Viktor Kasssai. In comes the free kick and Ibrahimovic heads wide but he was offside.


No change for Ekdal against Candreva, who gets his body between the Swede and the ball before going to ground. Such a clever player.


POSSESSION: Italy 45%-54% Sweden


The Swedes drew 1-1 against the Republic of Ireland despite not having a single shot on target.


A much better, brighter start from Sweden than in their opening match against Ireland. And it needs to be.


Good work from Lindelof and Ekdal, whose cross is deflected behind for a Sweden corner. In it comes and headed clear by Pelle.


Sweden under a fair amount of pressure and anywhere will do for Larsson, who hoofs it upfield.


The ball breaks for Eder and is deflected wide before Isaksson is forced into an acrobatic clearance from the resultant cross. Italy looking dangerous.


STAT: The Azzurri have only lost two of their 22 games at the group stage of the European Championship (W11, D9).


Another dangerous ball whipped in by Kallstrom and it’s well held by Buffon. Olsson lets fly from left back but it’s over the bar.


Kallstrom looks for the run of Guidetti but he comes short and misreads the intended ball, which goes out for a goal kick.


Zlatan has scored 141 goals in Italy in his career. He has only scored more goals in France in all competitions (145). Of all players at EURO 2016, only Robbie Keane (67) has scored more international goals than Zlatan (62).

Bonucci Ibrahimovic - Italy v Sweden - Euro 2016

Forsberg’s shot is parried clear by Buffon but the whistle has gone for a clever little foul by Ibrahimovic in the build-up.


STAT: Seven of Italy's last nine goals against Sweden have come in the first half.


Parolo plays in Florenzi onto his right boot but it’s half deflected and gathered by Isaksson.


Ibrahimovic had a quiet game against Ireland but it was his cross that brought about the Irish own goal.

Sweden's midfielder Emil Forsberg (L) vies with Italy's defender Andrea Barzagli

Nice little ball from De Rossi and well watched. Flag goes up for a Swedish offside.


Ibrahimovic flicks the ball off Florenzi’s hand and wins a free kick. In it comes from Kallstrom and cleared by Italy.


Florenzi’s ball looping too deep for Pelle and Eder and it’s a goal kick for Sweden. Nice play from Candreva in the build-up.


GREAT DEFENDING! Dangerous ball whipped in by Kallstrom and it takes a wonderful clearing header from Chiellini to prevent Ibrahimovic having a clear header on goal. Marvellous defending!


Italy setting up 3-5-2 today, Sweden 4-4-2. A tough task for Sweden today against a very slick Italian side. Italy eliminated Sweden with a 2-1 group stage win at Euro 2000. The sides drew 1-1 at Euro 2004.

  • 1st Half

KICK-OFF! Referee Viktor Kassai blows the whistle to get us underway here in Toulouse. A win for Italy and they’re through to the knockout stages but even a draw should suffice. Sweden need some kind of result to keep their hopes alive after the draw against Ireland.

Sweden fans sporting berets and holding baguettes pose as they wait for the start of the Euro 2016 group E football match between Italy and Sweden

FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The players are making their way out onto the pitch. A fourth shut-out for Italy would be their best run since a four-match streak during the 2006 World Cup (which they went on to win).


TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Italy are unbeaten in 11 competitive games under Antonio Conte (W8, D3). Their last defeat came against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup (under Cesare Prandelli).


A quick recap on today's teams:

Italy: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Candreva, Pelle, Eder. /// Sweden: Isaksson, Johansson, Granqvist, Olsson, Larsson, Kallstrom, Ekdal, Forsberg, Ibrahimovic, Guidetti.


Quite brilliant! Bet Zlatan actually loves this really...


Sweden's danger man: Zlatan Ibrahimovic can become the first player to score at four different European Championships. He has six goals in 11 matches so far - including one against Italy at Euro 2004.

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game with the Republic of Ireland

Erik Hamren's first match as Sweden coach was against Italy in November 2009, when Giorgio Chiellini scored the only goal in a friendly victory for the Azzurri. That was the teams' last meeting.


Antonio Candreva (via "Ibrahimovic is a great player, he'd be a threat to any team but we have to play our own game first of all. We must be good at exploiting their weaknesses. Ibrahimovic has shown how good he is on the pitch. We always expect a lot from him, it's normal. We were already preparing for Sweden, we have tested specific tactics. Every game must be addressed as against Belgium, we would like to close the group against Sweden."


Antonio Conte (via Uefa): We’ve only played one game so it’s not like we’re in the midst of a tournament where you have to consider the energy levels. We’ve had four days and that has been enough time to recover and prepare for the Sweden game.”


Confirmation of Antonio Conte's starting XI.


A tough match to call? Italy have lost only six of 22 meetings with Sweden (W10, D6). However, the Azzurri's record against the Swedes in competitive games is four wins, two draws and four defeats.


And today's line-ups are in!


Sweden may have to cope without right-back Mikael Lustig, who suffered a groin injury during the opening match against Ireland. Centre-back Erik Johansson is standing by, with Victor Lindelof switching to right-back. No injury concerns for Italy.


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