A match that looked destined for a penalty shootout saw a late red card turn the tide, and Ukraine advanced 2-1 over Sweden in the Round of 16 at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Monday.
A rocket launch from Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko off a deflection in the box in the 27th minute opened the scoring.
But the Swedes struck back 16 minutes later, with Emil Forsberg nutmegging Illya Zabarny with a shot that deflected and found the onion bag.
In extra time, Sweden’s Marcus Danielson was issued a yellow card that was turned to a straight red via VAR for this shambolic challenge on Artem Biesiedin. Sweden was forced to play the last 23 minutes down a player due to the justified disqualification.
RED CARD to #SWE! Marcus Danielson catches Artem Besedin with an atrocious challenge to the knee, and #UKR has a man advantage with 20 minutes left in extra time— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) June 29, 2021
That led to an extra-extra time winner for the Ukranians, as one of the biggest moments in the sporting history of the nation came on the head of Artem Dovbyk after a flawless cross from Zinchenko.
Sweden entered as +140 favorite on the 90 minute three-way line, with draw set at +215 and Ukraine booked at +225. The victors face England match at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.