Republic of Ireland v Sweden, 13 June 2016

Score1-1
RefereeMilorad Mažić
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group E
VenueStade de France, Paris
Attendance73,419
Kick-off: 6.00pm local (5.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Milovan Ristić (Serbia) Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia) Fourth official: Matej Jug (Slovenia) Additional assistant referees: Danilo Grujić (Serbia) Nenad Đokić (Serbia) Reserve assistant referee: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) Man of the Match: Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) With Sweden setting sail on their fifth consective European Championship finals, Republic of Ireland began only their third Euro finals campaign. In front of a colourful and friendly backdrop of green and yellow, in a game low on quality, all the chances fell to Ireland in the first-half. Jeff Hendrick twice went close, while Robbie Brady rippled the top of the net from 25 yards and captain John O'Shea was unable to connect from a corner when only three yards out. The Irish did take the lead soon after the interval though when a fine run and cross from full-back Seamus Coleman was finished with a sweet half-volley from Wes Hoolahan. The goal finally sparked Sweden in to life. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had gone close before the self-styled legend's pull-back was headed in to his own net by Ciaran Clark. Despite further Swedish pressure, they could not provide their own shot on target throughout the game. It probably ended in a fair result but, with tough games to come against Belgium and Italy, it seemed likely to be a draw that neither country wanted.

1  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Martin O'Neill

1  Sweden

Manager: Erik Hamren

Goals:

Wes Hoolahan 47 G

Goals:

Ciaran Clark own goal 71 OG

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph
Defender John O'Shea (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Robbie Brady
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder Seamus Coleman
Midfielder Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder Wes Hoolahan
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Glenn Whelan
Midfielder/Forward Jon Walters
Forward Shane Long

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Mikael Lustig
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Emil Forsberg
Midfielder Kim Källström
Midfielder Oscar Lewicki
Forward Marcus Berg
Forward Zlatan Ibrahimović (captain)

Substitutions:

James McClean for Jon Walters 64
Robbie Keane for Wes Hoolahan 78
Aiden McGeady for James McCarthy 85

Substitutions:

Erik Johansson for Mikael Lustig 45
John Guidetti for Marcus Berg 59
Albin Ekdal for Oscar Lewicki 86

Cards:

James McCarthy 43 Y
Glenn Whelan 77 Y

Cards:

Victor Lindelöf 61 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Goalkeeper Kieren Westwood
Defender Cyrus Christie
Defender Shane Duffy
Defender Richard Keogh
Defender/Midfielder David Meyler
Defender/Midfielder Stephen Ward
Midfielder Aiden McGeady
Midfielder Stephen Quinn
Midfielder/Forward James McClean
Forward Robbie Keane
Forward Daryl Murphy

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren
Goalkeeper Robin Olsen
Defender Pontus Jansson
Defender Erik Johansson
Midfielder Jimmy Durmaz
Midfielder Albin Ekdal
Midfielder Erkan Zengin
Midfielder Oscar Hiljemark
Midfielder/Forward Pontus Wernbloom
Forward John Guidetti
Forward Emir Kujović