Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided a brace, as Sweden advanced to Euro 2016 with a 2-2 draw (4-3 aggregate) over Denmark on Tuesday at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
Ibrahimovic, who grew up across the bridge from Copenhagen in Malmo, got the scoring started with a close-range right-footed shot in the 19th minute off a corner kick. But the Paris Saint-Germain star provided more fireworks with a curling free kick goal in the 76th minute.
He would drop to his knees in thanks at the final whistle in an understandable act of emotion based on Denmark's late surge.
The defiant Danes pressured Sweden in the final minutes to level the match. The first goal came off a fine cross from Riza Durmisi and a header from Yussuf Poulsen in the 81st minute. Just into extra time, it was Jannik Vestergaard's header off an assist from Christian Eriksen.
Sweden was fortunate to avoid a red card and a penalty late in the match when defender Andreas Granqvist appeared to pull on the arm of Danish forward Morten Rasmussen in the penalty box.
Denmark dominated possession (62 percent), and took 20 shots, compared to Sweden's six.