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 claims 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 Kristen Pazik 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.