Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden haven't had one shot on target at Euro 2016

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Anyone who backed Sweden as one of the dark horses of Euro 2016 must be deeply regretting it. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was thought to be such a decisive factor that some pundits were expecting the Scandinavians to do pretty well this summer. 

Quite how badly they're actually doing, though, nobody expected. 


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Embarrassing stat

And Zlatan and co's poor form can be summed up by one embarrassing statistic: after two games, they still haven't had a shot on target. 

Against Ireland, they got a goal, but of course, that was a Ciaran Clark own goal. 

In Friday's 1-0 defeat to Italy, they didn't have the benefit of coming up against Aston Villa defenders, so they couldn't even manage that. 

According to BBC Sport, the Ireland game was the first time the Swedes have failed to record a single shot on target in a match at any Euros. Now, incredibly, they've done it again. 

To make matters worse, if they can really be any worse, is that in both games, Sweden actually had the better of the possession. 

The no-man team 

The main concern prior to the tournament was that Erik Hamrén's men were a one-man team, but that's even more worrying now that their one man hasn't really turned up. 

Manchester United must be wondering which 'Ibra' turns up if he signs for the club, as expected, once the Euros are over.

The former Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain striker is still hoping to become the first striker to score at four European Championships, but he needs to hurry. 

Depending on other results, Sweden could soon be out of the tournament - and with stats like that, it's fair to say they deserve to be.

Italy didn't look particularly strong, but they got the all-important winning goal nonetheless, courtesy of an Eder strike in the 88th minute. 

Are Sweden a one-man team? Have your say in the comments. 

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