EURO 2016 was around the corner.
Friends Arena was packed.
Sweden responded with one of the biggest losses ever in a tremendously horrible game.
– We met a better team today, but we could have performed much better, Zlatan said after the game.
After losing against Russia Sweden still had a great opportunity to take charge of the second place and get themselves in a good position to directly qualify to EURO 2016.
HORRIBLE START FOR SWEDEN
What happened was nothing but a Swedish nightmare. Austria took the lead already in the 9th minute (Alaba penalty) and scored again in the 36th. Sweden played very unstabile and in the second Austria made it 0-3 and 0-4 in the 77th and 88th. Zlatan scored with no purpose to make it 1-4 in extra time. His 57th goal in the Swedish national team.
Zlatan struggled as the whole Swedish team. He had two dangerous freekicks in the first half and scored the 1-4-goal in extra time but other than that he was not his true self. The whole Swedish team let the fans down.