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EURO '08: Swedes down defensive Greeks
by Paul Kennedy, June 11th, 2008 6:30AM

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[SWEDEN-GREECE REPORT CARD] Defending champion Greece and Sweden appeared to be headed to a 0-0 tie when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first international goal for more than two and a half years with a brilliant individual effort and minutes later Petter Hansson added a second goal on a scramble on the Greek goal line to give the Swedes a 2-0 win. Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players.

Sweden Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Andreas Isaksson
(Man. City) 57/0
5 Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa) 83/4
7 Petter Hansson (Rennes) 33/2
6 Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos) 48/3
5 Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg) 109/7
6 Daniel Andersson (Malmo) 63/0
6 Anders Svensson (Elfsborg) 91/15
6 Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham United) 73/14
6 Christian Wilhelmsson (Dep. Coruna) 52/4
7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan) 51/19
6 Henrik Larsson (Helsingborg) 96/36
Subs:
5 Johan Elmander
(Toulouse) 36/11
4 Fredrik Stoor (Rosenborg) 6/0
5 Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen) 22/6

Greece Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
4 Antonis Nikopolidis (Olympiakos) 88/0
5 Vassilis Torosidis (Olympiakos) 14/0
4 Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Ein. Frankfurt) 40/4
5 Traianos Dellas (AEK Athens) 42/1
4 Paraskevas Antzas (Olympiakos) 25/0
4 Giourkas Seitaridis (Atl. Madrid) 57/1
4 Angelos Basinas (Real Mallorca) 89/7
5 Giorgios Karagounis (Panathinaikos) 74/6
4 Costas Katsouranis (Benfica) 50/6
4 Fanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen) 28/6
5 Angelos Haristeas (Nuremberg) 66/18
Subs:
4 Giorgos Samaras (Celtic) 19/3
4 Yiannis Amanatidis (Ein. Frankfurt) 27/3

(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)

 



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