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Quick Report: Greece 0-2 Sweden

SoccerNews in European Championships 10 Jun 2008

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European Champions Greece began their Euro 2008 campaign with a 2-0 defeat by Sweden.

In what has to be called one of the least entertaining matches of the tournament, neither team showed the capability or motivation to take the initiative.

Sweden, who did seem slightly more inspired than their Greek opponents, finally broke the deadlock in the 67th minute. A great diagonal shot from Zlatan Ibrahimovic left goalkeeper Nikopolidis without a chance.

And only five minutes later, the Scandinavians added a second. Freddie Ljungberg had a perfect opportunity to score but had his effort blocked. However, defender Petter Hansson stood in the right spot to take advantage in the following chaos.

It’s not all good news for Sweden though, as Wilhelmsson suffered a serious leg injury and the question is whether he will make his return for a later match in this tournament.

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