The Czech Republic manage to hold Sweden to a 1-1 draw despite the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the pitch. The match was held in Stockholm and in front of a passionate crowd, Sweden was determined to win the game.
They started well the game by putting the Czech Republic under intense pressure. It was normal that they took the lead in the 14th minutes thanks to a Marcus Berg goal. The Swedish player benefited from a superb cross from Martin Olsson. He connected well with the ball and buried it in the bottom corner to give his side the lead.
However, Czech Republic did not give up and continued to create some occasions. They will be rewarded on a set-piece. MatejVydra will rise higher than everyone else to meet Thomas Sivok’s ball with a magnificent header allowing the Czech Republic to come back in the game.
Despite the continuous pressure of Sweden, the Czech Republic will get a chance to take the lead following a great pass by LadislavKrejci, who found Vladimir Darida. However, the Czech player will shoot inches wide of the target spurning a chance to give his team the lead.
After the break, Sweden will continue to dominate the match and will have multiple chances to take the lead. The best one came to the inevitable Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who on the 60th minute will miss the target with his header. He was well served by Olsson, but the Swedish striker managed to head the ball inches wide of the target.
The Czech Republic will again have some chances on the break, but Krejci will miss the best opportunity of the second half. They will hold on, however, to get a deserved draw in Sweden despite late pressure from the home side.