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Effortless Zlatan free kick seals Sweden's spot at Euro 2016

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SWEDEN LET A two-goal lead slip in tonight’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg, but the 2 – 2 draw was too little too late for Denmark.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal in each half to give his country a 4 – 3 aggregate victory after carrying a 2- 1 win from the first leg.
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Ibrahimovic was the star as Sweden completed a victory over Denmark that was more comfortable than the final scoreline suggested.

He opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a delicate finish from Kim Kallstrom’s corner.

It was a second vital contribution from Kallstrom in the early stages having diverted a goalbound effort from Denmark onto the bar as early as the eighth minute.

Ibrahimovic settled the affair 14 minutes from time with a stunning free-kick from distance that meant Denmark would now need to score an improbable four times to reach the Euros.

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