EURO 2016: Montenegro – Sweden 1-1

EURO 2016: Montenegro – Sweden 1-1


By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica

Group G match between Montenegro and Sweden ended without a winner. Sweden took the lead in the first half after a mistake of the Montenegrin defence. Montenegro was the better team in the second half, with Jovetic equalising from the penalty spot.

Montenegro started with passion, pushedon by their home support, but after just nine minutes Ibrahimović – doubtfull before kick-off – made an impact. The Paris Saint-Germain forward reacted brilliantly in the Montenegro box to intercept a Žarko Tomašević clearance and put Sweden ahead.

Montenegro had most of the possession in the second half, though Sweden were defending stoutly. After Baša’s missed from two metres, the Montenegrin breakthrough finally came when Erkan Zengin fouled Vladimir Jovović in the area and Jovetić converted the penalty.

Austria top the group with ten points.  Sweden has six points and Montenegro and Russia five points.