Ireland, Sweden draw as own goal cancels out Hoolahan's strike
Ireland and Sweden played to a 1-1 Euro 2016 draw at the Stade de France, with Wes Hoolahan's 48th-minute strike being canceled out by an own goal. The two teams split the points, with matches against European powers Italy and Belgium remaining in group play.
Hoolahan's superbly taken finish off a bounce from the center of the box got Ireland on the board at last after the Irish had the game's three best chances in the first half. The goal also brought Sweden to life, as chasing the game sparked a sense of urgency. It eventually got its equalizer through an own goal from Ciaran Clark, who headed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's close-range cross into his own net in the 71st minute.
The game also marked a meeting between the two active leading international goal scorers, with LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (67) coming off the bench and Ibrahimovic (62) playing the full 90 minutes.
Highlights of both goals are below:
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Belgium and Italy are the two other sides in Group E.