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Pristin hits cracker as Hungary qualify

Published 16/11/2015 | 02:30

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Hungary booked a return to major tournament football for the first time in 30 years by completing a 3-1 aggregate victory over Norway in their Euro 2016 play-off.

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Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Tamas Priskin put the Hungarians firmly in control with a wonder goal early in the first half before Norway's Markus Henriksen scored at both ends late on in the hosts' 2-1 win.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his ninth goal of the qualifying campaign as Sweden beat Denmark 2-1 in the first leg of their play-off in Stockholm.

Ibrahimovic continued his rich vein of form by converting a second-half penalty after Emil Forsberg had opened the scoring for the Swedes in the first period of the all-Scandinavian affair. However, the Danes grabbed a lifeline late on courtesy of Nicolai Jorgensen following a Christian Eriksen corner.

Ukraine's hopes of finally ending their play-off hoodoo were given a huge boost as they beat Slovenia 2-0.

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