European Championships: Sweden - Denmark

Sweden - Denmark 1 - 1 (1-1)
Sweden: Hedvig Lindahl - Sara Larsson, Jane Törnqvist, Hanna Marklund, Kristin Bengtsson - Lotta Schelin (84 Josefine Öqvist), Frida Östberg, Malin Moström, Caroline Seger (55 Therese Sjögran) - Victoria Svensson, Hanna Ljungberg.
Goals: 1-0 Hanna Ljungberg (20), 1-1 Johanna Rasmussen (28)
The first game curse continues - Sweden haven't managed to win their opener in a major tournament since 1997. But at least it wasn't a defeat this time. The key to the match was winning the midfield, which made Domanski Lyfors return to the traditional midfield diamond with Frida Östberg in the defensive position. Sweden started well, agressive play, starting their counters high up on the danish half and creating several good scoring opportunities. But by the end of the first half Denmark began winning the midfield battle and were dangerous coming down the wings. Sweden did a couple of player moves and a substitution trying to better the midfield play, but it only worked partly. The second half as a whole belonged to Denmark with a faster and better passing play. Even if the danish players were all smiles after the match and the swedish rather disappointed, Sweden should be the ones most satisfied with the result.

SVT - Star wars inspired clip on the build up for the Denmark clash (Windows media)    
Post game:
Aftonbladet: Oavgjord EM-premiär
Expressen: Dålig start i EM-premiären
Dagens Nyheter: Sverige kryssade i EM-premiären
SVT: Oavgjort för damerna i EM-premiär

If you want to get your match reports and other stuff in english I recommend UEFA's official site, BBC and Georgina Turner's blog at the Guardian.

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