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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 June, 2004, 21:27 GMT 22:27 UK
Clockwatch: Sweden-Holland
All the action as it happened as Holland move into the semi-finals of Euro 2004 after claiming their first ever penalty shoot-out victory in a major tournament after a 0-0 draw with Sweden in Faro-Loulé.


Goalflashes and major incidents:

Penalty shoot-out: Sweden 4-5 Holland

Sweden 4-5 Holland: Robben scores

Sweden 4-4 Holland: Mellberg misses

Sweden 4-4 Holland: Makaay scores

Sweden 4-3 Holland: Wilhelmsson scores

Sweden 3-3 Holland: Cocu misses

Sweden 3-3 Holland: Ljungberg scores

Sweden 2-3 Holland: Reiziger scores

Sweden 2-2 Holland: Ibrahimovic misses

Sweden 2-2 Holland: Heitinga scores

Sweden 2-1 Holland: Larsson scores

Sweden 1-1 Holland: Van Nistelrooy scores

Sweden 1-0 Holland: Kallstrom scores

Sweden take their penalties first.


FULL-TIME IN EXTRA-TIME: The fate of Sweden and Holland will now be decided by penalties, the second time in this championship after the drama of England-Portugal on Thursday.

118 mins: Mellberg gets first to Kallstrom's left-wing corner but the Aston Villa defender can only send the ball over with a combination of his head and shoulder.

116 mins: Ljungberg finds himself in acres of space on the edge of the Holland box after a failed clearance, but sees his shot crash agonisingly off the post and away for safety.

112 mins: Heitinga's attempted clearance ricochets to Larsson six yards out, and the striker swivels before lashing in a left-footed shot that clips off the top of Van der Sar's crossbar.

111 mins: Van Nistelrooy finally has the ball in the net with a sharp right-footed finish, but the hard-working striker is flagged correctly for offside.

108 mins: Cocu gets to a cross from the right before Isaksson but can only divert his header wide.

107 mins: Seedorf hits a stunning free-kick from 25 yards that is arching into the top corner before Isaksson leaps across to tip the ball away for a corner.

HALF-TIME IN EXTRA-TIME: The first period ends, with both sides having had chances to win it on the silver goal. The prospect of a semi-final tie with hosts Portugal still awaits, but Holland will not want it to go to penalties - they have lost four out of four shoot-outs in competitive football.

105 mins: Kallstrom goes closer, this time latching onto a weak clearing header in the Holland box to volley right-footed into the side-netting.

103 mins: Kallstrom strikes a free-kick from 30 yards hopelessly high, an effort that perhaps sums up the Swedish attacking threat.

99 mins: Seedorf is teed up 25 yards out and his right-foot effort is pushed away by Isaksson. From the resulting cross from the right Van Nistelrooy gets ahead of Mellberg to send in a right-foot shot just wide with Isaksson nowhere.

93 mins: Robben lashes in a left-foot shot that swerves viciously in the air and deceives Isaksson, who nervously deflects the ball onto his left-hand post where Makaay just fails to get the all-important touch.

92 mins: Van Nistelrooy turns smartly in the Sweden box and sends in a left-foot shot that drifts wide.

FULL-TIME: The final whistle goes in Faro-Loulé and neither side in truth has deserved to win the tie during the 90 minutes.

Holland mounted a concerted spell of pressure towards the end as Sweden tired, but it was largely a frustrating affair with both sides cancelling each other out. The prospect of penalties once again looms large at Euro 2004.

90 + 2 mins: Makaay catches a right-foot volley sweetly but the ball is once again too high to trouble Isaksson.

90 mins: Sweden fail to properly clear another long throw and Reiziger's goalbound shot from 20 yards is deflected wide for a corner. As the ball is pumped in again, this time from Van Bronckhorst down the left, Van Nistelrooy can only head wide.

89 mins: Ostlund has to head the ball away from inside his own six-yard box after Stam had dangerously headed on a long throw.

88 mins: Ostlund is booked for bringing down Robben with a pull of his shirt.

87 mins: Finally Van Nistelrooy has a partner up front as Makaay replaces the disappointing Van der Meyde.

83 mins: Kallstrom latches onto an Ibrahimovic header on the right-hand side of the area but his shot is blocked.

81 mins: Sweden bring on Kallstrom in a bid to pose more of an attacking threat against Holland.

75 mins: Svensson plays in Ljungberg on the edge of the Holland area and the midfielder does a neat Cruyff turn and blasts a shot just wide with Van der Sar watching on.

66 mins: Stam dances past two Swedish players and slams in a left-foot shot that misses Isaksson's left-hand post by two yards.

62 mins: Van Nistelrooy controls a raking Seedorf pass and sees his shot saved by Isaksson, with the ball rebounding back off Van Nistelrooy and dribbling agonisingly wide of the goal.

61 mins: Heitinga comes on as a replacement for Davids.

58 mins: Ibrahimovic skips past one player and races into the box only to fall under a challenge from Stam. The Ajax frontman is perhaps harshly cautioned by referee Lubos Michel.

56 mins: Larsson gets on the end of a long cross into the area and heads the ball across goal where Stam carelessly mis-kicks, and Ibrahimovic's resulting right-foot shot is cleared off the line. A lucky escape for Stam.

48 mins: Van der Meyde is booked for a high challenge leading with his knee on Nilsson.

47 mins: The ball drops to Van Nistelrooy in the Sweden area from a long throw, and he flicks the ball with the heel of his right foot - a la Ibrahimovic against Italy - only to see it drift over the bar.

46 mins: Robben races away down the left and centres for Van Nistelrooy, but the four-goal striker heads the ball onto his shoulder and it loops harmlessly high.

HALF-TIME: The whistle blows at the Algarve Stadium and it has been a lacklustre contest so far between two of the tournament's most attractive attacking teams.

45 mins: Ibrahimovic tees up Svensson and his right-foot shot is nonchalantly gathered by Van der Sar.

42 mins: Jonson gets in behind Van Bronckhorst down the Sweden right and cuts the ball back to Svensson, who sees a goalbound shot blocked by Bouma.

41 mins: Van Nistelrooy goes down in the Sweden area after a tussle with Mellberg, and the Manchester United striker is perhaps fortunate not to be cautioned for simulation.

35 mins: De Boer has not recovered from the tackle on Ljungberg when he required treatment and he makes way for Bouma. Cocu takes over the captaincy.

33 mins: Cocu hits a 25-yard shot straight at Isaksson but the keeper decides to punch the ball away and is lucky to see it fly off his gloves and over the bar.

32 mins: Jakobsson's free-kick clips off the top of Cocu's head and goes out for a corner. Van der Sar flaps at the cross and is lucky to survive as Van Bronckhorst clears.

30 mins: De Boer concedes another free-kick on the edge of the Holland penalty area after a dangerous challenge on Ljungberg.

27 mins: Reiziger lashes in a shot from 20 yards that crashes past the post after a neat lay-off from Van Nistelrooy.

25 mins: Larsson tries to surprise Van der Sar from the free-kick but the former Celtic striker curls it over the wall and harmlessly wide.

24 mins: Ljungberg is hauled down by Van Bronckhorst 30 yards from the Dutch goal in a central position.

18 mins: Sweden fail to clear a long throw into their box and Van Nistelrooy manages to turn and shoot, but his right-foot effort is blocked by Mellberg.

15 mins: Seedorf fires a free-kick in from 35 yards that Isaksson easily gathers.

10 mins: Robben cuts in from the right past Nilsson and hits a left-foot screamer that Isaksson does well to tip acrobatically over the bar.

8 mins: Holland produce the most fluent attacking move so far down their right with Robben involved, but Reiziger's cross is gathered by Isaksson.

6 mins: The bearded Ostlund's first contribution to Euro 2004 is a clumsy late challenge on Van der Meyde that gives away a free-kick.

3 mins: Larsson goes for a high ball in the Holland area but catches Van der Sar with his follow-through and concedes a free-kick.

2 mins: The ball falls to Ibrahimovic inside the Dutch area, but the big striker lets the ball get away from him and fouls Van Bronckhorst trying to recover the ball.

1945: Sweden kick off the game at the Algarve Stadium.

1930 BST: The teams limber up on a swelteringly hot evening in Faro-Loule, with both squads looking comfortable and at home in the surroundings.

As per usual for a game involving the Dutch there are waves of orange throughout the stadium, though the Swedes have tried to match them with yellow also featuring heavily.

The winners know a mouth-watering semi-final contest with hosts Portugal awaits in Lisbon next Wednesday.


Team news:

Sweden defender Teddy Lucic misses out again after failing to recover from a rib injury suffered during their 5-0 win over Bulgaria.

Alexander Ostlund steps in for the suspended Erik Edman at left-back and Tobias Linderoth returns from a ban to take the place of Kim Kallstrom.

Holland are unchanged from their 3-0 victory over Latvia, with four-goal Ruud van Nistelrooy recovering from a groin problem to start in attack.

Frank de Boer and Michael Reiziger keep their places in defence ahead of Wilfred Bouma and Johnny Heitinga.

Sweden: Isaksson; M Nilsson, Jakobsson, Mellberg, Ostlund; Jonson, Svensson, Linderoth, Ljungberg; Ibrahimovic, Larsson.

Holland: Van der Sar; Reiziger, De Boer, Stam, Van Bronckhorst; Seedorf, Davids, Cocu; Van der Meyde, Van Nistelrooy, Robben.

Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia).





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