Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head: Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
16th November 2015

Sweden face up against Denmark in the second-leg of their European Championship play-off, looking to secure a place in next summer’s competition.

The Swedes go into the game with a one-goal advantage, coming out 2-1 winners in their home tie on Saturday. However, the Danes, who won the competition in 1992, will be looking to use Nicolai Jorgensen’s late away goal and a passionate home crowd to their advantage.

Each side will look to their main strikers to secure their spot in France with the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Sweden and the controversial Nickolas Bendtner for Denmark the key figures.

Here’s how the two have performed in the Euro qualifiers…

Nicklas Bendtner
  • Club:
    Denmark
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  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.94m
  • Birth Date:
    January 16, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Copenhagen
  • Clubs:
    Arsenal, Birmingham City (loan), Sunderland (loan), Juventus (loan), Wolfsburg
  • International:
    Denmark (72 apps, 29 goals)
what he says
"I personally believe in his qualities. It's just down to attitude and fighting spirit. When he has that, Nicklas can be an unstoppable striker." - Arsene Wenger, Arsenal boss.
did you know
Bendtner became only the third Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, in a 5-0 victory against Porto.
Euro 2016 Qualiying Stats:
  • Games:
    9
  • Goals:
    2
  • Assists:
    3
  • Key passes:
    3
  • Shot accuracy:
    33%
  • Pass accuracy:
    57%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.22
  • Take ons:
    1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Club:
    Sweden
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  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.95m
  • Birth Date:
    October 3, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Malmo
  • Clubs:
    Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, PSG
  • International:
    Sweden (110 apps, 60 goals)
what he says
"I miss Zlatan, as he is a unique professional, always ready and focused on the job." - Carlo Ancelotti, ex-Milan boss.
did you know
Ibrahimovic is the only player to score for six different clubs in the Champions League, but he has never lifted the trophy.
Euro 2016 Qualifying Stats:
  • Games:
    9
  • Goals:
    9
  • Assists:
    1
  • Key passes:
    7
  • Shot accuracy:
    58%
  • Pass accuracy:
    83%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    1.11
  • Take ons:
    7
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