Shevchenko double gives co-hosts perfect start

Updated: June 12, 2012

Two high-quality second-half goals from Andriy Shevchenko gave hosts Ukraine a triumphant start to Euro 2012 in Kiev.

Sweden opened the scoring through AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 53rd minute, but their lead was short-lived as Shevchenko sprang into action. The Dynamo Kiev striker found the back of the net twice in seven minutes with headers to place the tournament debutants at the summit of Group D.