EURO 2012: Ukraine beats Sweden 2-1

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Euro 2012: EURO 2012: Ukraine beats Sweden (Getty Images Sport)

By MATTIAS KAREN, AP Sports Writer

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Andriy Shevchenko trumped Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Monday, scoring two great headers to give Ukraine a 2-1 win over Sweden at the European Championship.

After Ibrahimovic gave Sweden the lead in the 52nd minute, Shevchenko responded by heading in the equalizer three minutes later and then added the winner in the 61st.

The victory gives Ukraine a serious chance of advancing from Group D after England and France drew 1-1, while Sweden faces an uphill battle to remain in the tournament.

Shevchenko beat Olof Mellberg to a cross for his first goal. The veteran then met a corner kick to head the ball inside the near post for the second, setting off shouts of "Sheva" at the Olympic Stadium that could reverberate throughout the nation for a long time.

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