Report: Ukraine hero Shevchenko involved in car crash after Sweden win

The former AC Milan and Chelsea striker was unhurt by the incident, it is claimed, and eventually returned home after signing autographs on the scene of the accident

Following his goalscoring heroics for Ukraine against Sweden on Monday night, Andriy Shevchenko was caught up in a minor car accident, according to reports.

The Euro 2012 co-hosts put in an impressive display in their opening match of the tournament, battling to a 2-1 win over the Swedes in Kiev, with a Shevchenko double cancelling out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s tap-in.

News agency Ukraine-2012 claim the former Chelsea and AC Milan star crashed his car when driving back to the team’s base after the win at the Olympic Stadium.

It is believed a Jeep crashed into the back of Shevchenko’s car when the 35-year-old had halted at a pedestrian crossing in Kiev, with his wife being the only other person in the vehicle with him.

The agency reported that no one involved needed medical attention and that the Dinamo Kiev legend signed autographs on the scene before leaving.

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