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Jon Riley 13th Jun 2012 - 11:36

Euro 2012 Opta Facts - Group D Round Two

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Sweden v England

  • England have never beaten Sweden in a competitive encounter (D5 L2).
  • Roy Hodgson's men were the only side without any shots attempted by their strikers in the first round of Euro 2012 group games.
  • Four of England's five shots against France were attempted by defenders (Lescott 2x, Johnson and Terry), the other one by a midfielder (Milner).
  • England mustered fewer shots on target than any other team during the first round of group games at Euro 2012 (one).
  • England made the lowest percentage of passes in the opposition half of any team in the first round of Group games (51%).
  • Joe Hart made more saves than any other goalkeeper on Matchday One of EURO 2012 (six).
  • England's outfield players blocked 12 shots against France last Monday, no team has blocked more in a EURO finals game since 1980.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored in each of his last four appearances for Sweden.
  • With his goal against Ukraine, Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Sweden's top scorer at European Championship finals (five, one more than Henrik Larsson).
  • 17 of Sweden's 20 goals at European Championship finals have come in the second half of games.
  • Sweden have won just two of their last 12 games at European Championship finals, losing their last three.

Ukraine v France

  • France are unbeaten against Ukraine (W3 D3).
  • In their last encounter, in June last year, France won 4-1at the Donbass Arena thanks to a brace and an assist from late substitute Marvin Martin.
  • France have failed to win any of their two previous encounters against host nations at European Championship finals.
  • Laurent Blanc's side are unbeaten in 22 consecutive games, only World Cup winner Aimé Jacquet led France to a longer run without defeat (30).
  • Andriy Shevchenko has netted four of Ukraine's seven goals at EURO and World Cup finals, three of these goals were headed.
  • Against Sweden, Andriy Shevchenko became the oldest ever player to score a brace at European Championship finals.
  • In his last four appearances for France, Franck Ribéry has scored three goals and set up another two.
  • France had more shots on target than any other side on Matchday One of EURO 2012 (seven).
  • France posted the highest passing accuracy on Matchday One of this tournament (92%).
  • Ukraine were the only team to come from behind to win on Matchday One of EURO 2012.
  • France are winless in eight consecutive games at EURO and World Cup finals, which is their longest ever winless streak at major tournaments.


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