Ukrainian hero Dovbyk’s last breath ends last winning goal in Euro history


The striker’s end came after the 120th minute, making it the second most recent goal ever to be scored in the competition.

Ukrainian striker Artem Dovbyk’s game-winning goal against Sweden on Tuesday made history as the last scorer in European Championship history.

Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 in Tuesday’s round of 16, the two sides exchanging goals in 90 minutes as Oleksandr Zinchenko and Emil Forsberg each found the back of the net.

However, a red card for Swede Marcus Danielson opened the door for Ukraine, who ultimately beat their opponents 10 minutes into extra time.

A late winner

Dovbyk’s goal, which came from a superb cross from Zinchenko, was scored in the 121st minute, making it one of the last goals in the history of the competition.

Timed at 120:37, the goal was the second most recent ever at the Euro, behind only Semih Senturk’s goal against Croatia in 2008, which hit the back of the net at 121: 01.

Tuesday’s goal was the last game-winner in Euro history, however, overtaking France’s winner Michel Platini against Portugal in 1984 at 118: 53.

Next step for Ukraine

With their victory over Sweden, Ukraine have secured a spot for the quarter-finals, where they will face Tuesday’s other winners England.

The Three Lions beat Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium to secure their own places in the quarter-finals with Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane providing the goals.

Ukraine and England will now meet in Rome on Saturday. The winner will face either Denmark or the Czech Republic in the last four.

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