Ranking the top 5 goals scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
#4 ITALY VS SWEDEN
The circumstance of the goal was more important than the nature of how it got scored. It was one of the crucial nights for the Swedish National team as they needed a point in the group stages of the European Championship.
At one point when it looked like all was over for Sweden, Zlatan came up with an acrobatic back-heel to salvage a point for the team. Sweden eventually finished as the group leaders later in the competition and moved to the next round at the expense of Italy. Even Italy goalkeeper, Gigi Buffon praised the Swede for the goal.
The Italian goalkeeper, Buffon was sure to catch the bouncing ball, just inside his six-yard box, until the former Juventus man flung his tall frame through the air and, somehow, got to it ahead of Buffon and Christian Vieri producing a world-class flick, to snatch a 1-1 draw.
Published 04 Dec 2018, 23:11 IST