Shevchenko delivers fairytale start for Ukraine

11 June 2012 09:49

Ukraine's former European Player of the Year Andrei Shevchenko rolled back the years in Kiev as his second-half double inspired the Euro 2012 co-hosts to a come from behind 2-1 win over Sweden in their Group D encounter.

The 35-year-old Ukraine captain took his tally to 48 in 108 international appearances with two superb headers within seven minutes of each other - his opposite number Zlatan Ibrahimovic's neat 52nd minute finish had give the Swedes the lead.

The victory sees Ukraine - who are co-hosting the tournament with Poland - top the table after the other group match between France and England ended 1-1.

Source: AFP


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