The official website for European football

Last-gasp Sweden join Portugal in U21 EURO semis

Published: Wednesday 24 June 2015, 22.58CET
Portugal 1-1 Sweden
There were dramatic late scenes as Sweden scored an 89th-minute leveller to join Portugal in the semi-finals.
by Kevin Ashby
from City Stadium

rate galleryrate photo
1/0
counter
  • loading...

Match statistics

PortugalSweden

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts15
 
9
on target5
 
5
off target5
 
4
blocked5
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
9

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 30/11/2017 14:59 CET
Published: Wednesday 24 June 2015, 22.58CET

Last-gasp Sweden join Portugal in U21 EURO semis

Portugal 1-1 Sweden
There were dramatic late scenes as Sweden scored an 89th-minute leveller to join Portugal in the semi-finals.

Dramatic draw sends Portugal and Sweden through to semi-finals 
Gonçalo Paciência fired Portugal in front after 82 minutes
Simon Tibbling equaliser sparks wild celebrations
Portugal top Group B and next play Germany in Olomouc
Sweden edge out Italy on head-to-head record; Denmark up next

Simon Tibbling scored an 89th-minute equaliser to send Sweden through to the U21 EURO semi-finals along with Group B winners Portugal.

Sweden were in the competition, out of it and back in again during a roller-coaster final ten minutes in which Gonçalo Paciência opened the scoring for Portugal and Simon Tibbling pulled Sweden level when all hope looked lost. The goal, coupled with their earlier late comeback win against Italy, proved decisive as the Scandinavians eliminated the Azzurrini on the two sides' head-to-head record.

Much has been said of Bernardo Silva's excellence but William Carvalho also arrived at these finals with a burgeoning reputation after a superb season for Sporting CP. Patrick Vieira-like in stature, he drove forward like the France great in the seventh minute, played a perfect one-two with Ivan Cavaleiro but almost had too much time to pick his spot. His hesitancy cost Portugal as Patrick Carlgren dived in to prevent a certain goal.

That chance came in a bright opening 20-minute spell from Portugal which featured some fine one-touch football and two presentable shooting chances – Sérgio Oliveira and Ricardo, restored to the starting XI after a rest, both drove over when composed heads were needed.

Oscar Hiljemark was similarly wasteful for Sweden although José Sá's first save – a routine one at that – was 40 minutes in the making as he smothered Abdullah Khalili's shot.

Rui Jorge had said on the eve of the game that his team would "do everything to prevent reaching the dying moments of the match still level" and when that threatened to happen, he introduced Gonçalo just short of the hour. The striker responded with a fine goal as the second half looked to be petering out, collecting a pass from fellow replacement Iuri Medeiros, turning inside a defender and firing the ball into Carlgren's left-hand corner.

Yet Sweden were not finished. John Guidetti fired a warning shot straight at José Sá just before Tibbling picked up a headed clearance from Filip Helander's long pass, wriggled between two defenders and scored via a deflection off William's outstretched leg. Another fightback completed. 

Last updated: 29/06/15 15.19CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000408/match=2015379/postmatch/report/index.html#sweden+portugal+through

Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Sweden

Sweden

1
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
1
CarlgrenPatrik Carlgren (GK)
2
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
2
LindelöfVictor Lindelöf
3
Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
Substitution29
3
MilosevicAleksander Milosevic
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
5
AugustinssonLudwig Augustinsson
5
Raphaël GuerreiroRaphaël Guerreiro
6
LewickiOscar Lewicki
Yellow Card18
6
William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark (C)
8
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira (C)
Yellow Card65
8
KhaliliAbdullah Khalili
Substitution83
10
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
9
HrgotaBranimir Hrgota
Substitution52
18
Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
Substitution58
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
21
RicardoRicardo
Substitution74
11
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
23
João MárioJoão Mário
17
BaffoJoseph Baffo
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
Daniel FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
12
RinneJacob Rinne (GK)
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
4
HelanderFilip Helander
Substitution80
9
Gonçalo PaciênciaGonçalo Paciência
Substitution58
Goal82
13
ZeneliArber Zeneli
11
Iuri MedeirosIuri Medeiros
Substitution74
15
OlssonKristoffer Olsson
13
João CanceloJoão Cancelo
16
TibblingSimon Tibbling
Substitution52
Goal89
14
Tobias FigueiredoTobias Figueiredo
Substitution29
18
HolménSebastian Holmén
15
Frederico VenâncioFrederico Venâncio
19
LarssonSam Larsson
16
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
20
QuaisonRobin Quaison
Substitution83
17
Carlos ManéCarlos Mané
21
KonatePa Konate
19
Ricardo HortaRicardo Horta
22
GustafsonSimon Gustafson
20
TozéTozé
23
LindeAndreas Linde (GK)
22
Bruno VarelaBruno Varela (GK)

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR) Håkan Ericson (SWE)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)

Fourth official

Jan Paták (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Benoît Bastien (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution