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
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 17 June 2016
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.
Speculation surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is not affecting Sweden’s Euro 2016 campaign, coach Erik Hamren said on Thursday.