The video below is rather clever.
Built up as a two-legged tie between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this really came to fruition, in terms of goals, over the two games.
For Portugal 4 – Sweden 2, you can of course substitute it to Cristiano Ronaldo 4 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2.
We would argue that in fact it was the supporting casts that truly made the difference with for example, Joao Moutinho making the difference with some exquisite football from deep which Sweden could not match.
Leaving that aside, the video below, via Fotbollskanlen.se (we located it from Reddit Soccer) shows how Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacted to each other’s goals at the Friends Arena on Tuesday evening.
You will essentially end up watching Zlatan react to all three Ronaldo goals and vice versa.
Just as when the play-off draw was made, it rams home just what a shame it is that one of these players (Zlatan), most likely at the peak of their powers, will miss the biggest football show on the planet.