NSK Olimpijs’kyj — Kyiv (Kiev)
Euro Cup Group D
The Co-hosts will start their competition along with Sweden which will be their first ever match in Euro cup. Ukraine will look to utilize the home advantage while Sweden looks in good touch to stand as a wall in their way.
Sweden has great record in the opening match of previous two years’ euro cup matches beating Bulgaria 5-0 in the opening match in 2004 and sidelining Greece 2-0 in their opening match 4 years back. They will look to continue their sequential wining record and try to stop Ukraine to take advantage of their home.
Ukraine has played 4 games this year wining two of them and loosing two keeping the win-loss ratio equal. Their pre-tournament match has not been as better as they started early this year. They lost in their recent two matches to turkey and Austria while they played better against Estonia beating them 4-1. Their last 5 matches shows 3 win and two loss.
Sweden is better on records. They have won their last three matches making some outstanding reputation. Their records on the warm up matches for the Euro cup shows cent percent success winning Serbia and Iceland.
Ukraine: Pyatov, Husyev, Khacheridi, Mykhalik, Selin, Timoschchuk, Nazarenko, Konoplyanka, Yarmolenko, Devic, Voronin
Sweden: Isaksson, Lustig, Melberg, Olsson, Granqvist, Elm, Svensson, Kallstrom, Larsson, Toivonen, Ibrahimovic
Sweden has been participating in the cup from long time while this is Ukraine’s first time as they got a top up chance hosting the tournament. Making an analysis on recent performance, we can conclude following scores.
Ukraine 0-1 Sweden