Italy 1 vs 0 Sweden, Euro 2016: As it happened

Italy beat Sweden 1-0 to reach the Euro 2016 last-16 on Friday. Eder scored the only goal of the match in the 88th minute.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 17, 2016 9:04:27 pm
Italy spectators had plenty to cheer for on Friday. (Source: AP)

With back to back wins in the competition, Italy are through to the last-16 of the 2016 edition of Euro. Italy sealed the win in the 88th minute when Eder scored the only goal of the match.

As it happened!

90 mins: The final whistle! It remains 1-0 and Italy are through to the last-16

88 mins: GOAL GOAL GOAL! Eder breaks the deadlock as he dances around the Sweden defenders and fires one in for the first goal of the match. Italy 1 – 0 Sweden

85 mins: Italy and Sweden make a change each. Berg in for Guidetti for the Swedes

84 mins: Sweden are yet to have a shot on target while Italy have had only one, and it came in the 82nd minute

82 mins: CHANCE! Sumptuous cross, and Parolo header hits the cross-bar. Italy denied! 0-0

74 mins: De Rossi is replaced moments after getting the Yellow. He makes way for Motta

69 mins: First booking of the game as Rossi is handed a Yellow card

67 mins: Attacking has been very mediocre so far. Both goalkeepers have been more of spectators today

61 mins: Italy make a move in the box but Italy defenders do well to halt what was turning out to be a threatening period of play. Källström with a goal-saving tackle there

60 mins: Zaza in Pelle out for Italy

54 mins: Approaching 10 minutes into the second half and no goals from either sides. It seems to be heading only one way from here

45 mins: It’s HALF TIME! Both goalkeepers were hardly tested in the opening half. It remains 0-0

34 mins: Sweden have enjoyed possession so far but it is not a lion’s share

32 mins: Nothing happening for both sides in the middle. Their search for the opening goal continues

20 mins: Issakson stretches to glove the Éder shot away. Ball remains in play but the Swedes do well to clear it away from danger

18 mins: Ibrahimović toys with Italy defence, feeds it to Olsson who plays hits one into Buffon’s hands

14 mins: Ibrahimović tumbles down in the area, claims a foul but referee, in a brilliant position, blows the whistle and rules the foul in Italy’s favour

12 mins: Sweden, except that early free-kick chance, are yet to create an opportunity or produce a move

10 mins: Florenzi with an effort on goal but no damage done there

10 mins: Both teams continue to trade possession. Italy’s strong backline will be tough to deal with for the Sweden forward line

3 mins: Ibrahimović fed with a decent ball in the box but Chiellini does well near the far post to close him down. No damage done

# Players exchange handshakes. If Italy win today, they’ll be through the quarters

# The players make their way out from the tunnel into the sun. They now line-up for the national anthems

# The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at who’s starting for the both teams

The build-up

Italy’s power of the collective faces Ibrahimovic test

Italy vs Sweden, Live Football Scores, Euro 2016: Sweden heavily dependent on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Source: Reuters)

Italy’s victory over Belgium was celebrated as a triumph of the team over individual talents, but Friday’s opponents Sweden are relying on the singular genius of frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to get their Euro 2016 campaign off the ground.

Ibrahimovic rumours don’t bother Sweden, says Erik Hamren

Italy vs Sweden, Live Football Scores, Euro 2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to shine in Sweden’s opening match against Ireland. (Source: AP)

Speculation surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is not affecting Sweden’s Euro 2016 campaign, coach Erik Hamren said on Thursday.

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