Sweden had a golden opportunity to get closer to EURO 2016.
Instead they unfortunately lost to Russia and on top of that Zlatan got injured.
Back pain forced Ibra off the field before halftime.
Russia won 1-0.
– I couldn't move properly, Zlatan said after the game.
The first half was pretty even, altough with some advantage for Russia. Sweden had a ball in goal, but it was called off for no real apparent reason. In the 38th minute Russia took the lead by Dzyuba, after a nice passing attack. 1-0, Russia.
SWEDEN UNABLE TO SCORE
Sweden pushed and pushed in the second half but couldn't score. Forsberg shot a great shot in extra time but Akinfeev made a superb save. Russia won 1-0 and is now only one point behind Sweden. Next game for Sweden is against Austria at home in tuesday, an incredibly important game. It's uncertain whether Zlatan will be able to play then or not.
Zlatan's first half was solid but without any real moments of action. He almost headed to a dangerous opportunity for Ekdal, but Russian defenders intercepted. Ha had no attempts.
Unfortunately he got injured in his back in the first half and was taken off at halftime.