MANAGERS Andriy Shevchenko and Janne Andersson had a fiery touchline row during Ukraine’s last-minute victory against Sweden at Euro 2020.
Sweden boss Janne Andersson appeared to accuse the Ukraine players of diving just before full-time
Ukraine manager Andriy Shevchenko reacts to Andersson’s gesture
Tensions rose after Sweden defender Marcus Danielson caught Ukraine striker Artem BesedinCredit: AFP
Ukraine scored a last-minute winner to secure their place in the quarter-finalsCredit: AP
The drama began in extra-time when Swedish defender Marcus Danielson was controversially sent off with the score at 1-1.
Danielson cleared the ball but caught Artem Besedin with his follow-through, leaving the Ukrainian striker with a nasty-looking injury.
Ukraine then made their advantage count as Artem Dovbyk scored a last-minute winner at Hampden Park.
As Sweden tried desperately to get back on level terms, defender Serhiy Kryvtsov won a free-kick to all but end the contest.
The camera then panned to Andersson, who was frustrated with the referee’s decision.
Shevchenko responded to the Sweden boss and had to be held back by the fourth official.
Andersson and Shevchenko shook hands after the rowCredit: PA
Andersson hit back at the ex-Chelsea striker by appearing to make a diving gesture.
Shevchenko was then calmed down by his Ukrainian colleagues, perhaps reminding him of their impending victory.
Ukraine have reached the quarter-final of the Euros for the first time in their history following their historic result against Sweden.
They previously competed in 2012 and 2016, failing to get out of their group in both tournaments.
Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2006 – their major tournament debut.
Shevchenko’s side will face England in Rome on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
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