Captain Andriy Shevchenko of Ukraine took the lead of the Castrol Index EDGE for his role in the 2-1 win over hosts Sweden in their opening game of UEFA EURO 2012.
The story was signed in advance: in his lair of the Olympic Stadium, where it evolves with FC Dynamo Kyiv (his first and last club), the emblematic Ukraine could not but leave its mark on the European Championship UEFA. The thousands of fans who huddled in the aisles of the stadium were not disappointed by their heroes.
His two goals came in an impressive performance in which its strikes, its attacks, and strokes his short passes were impeccable. They have earned a rating of 9.7, the highest of the tournament so far. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have taken first place in any other game with 9.57. The Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov is third, largely thanks to his four stops that earned him a 8.49.
Index Castrol Edge: Ukraine – Sweden
1. Andriy Shevchenko (UKR) 9.7
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE) 9.57
3. Pyatov Andriy (UKR) 8.49
4. Olof Mellberg (SWE) 8.10
5. Yevgen Khacheridi (UKR) 8.02
4 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the last four matches with Sweden.
2004 – The year of Andriy Shevchenko scored twice for the last time in competition match for Ukraine, against Turkey.
2 – Sweden has lost both matches of the EURO finals against the hosts on the score of 2-1, after his side against Belgium in 2000.
16 – The number of years (over 42 days) between the first and last goal with Andriy Shevchenko of Ukraine.
8 – Of the 20 goals in UEFA EURO 2012, eight were from the head.