Sweden take huge towards last 16 with win over Slovakia


Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores their side's first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group E match between Sweden and Slovakia at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 18, 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Emil Forsberg's second-half penalty ensured Sweden took a huge step towards qualifying for the last 16 at Euro 2020 with victory against Slovakia in St Petersburg.

RB Leipzig's Forsberg slotted in with 13 minutes remaining after substitute Robin Quaison was hauled down by goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. IMG-20210618-162151-079

The spot-kick ended a run of 365 minutes without a goal for Sweden at the European Championship, since their opening group game at Euro 2016.

While Slovakia could have secured their progress to the knockout stages with a win, Sweden now lead Group E with four points - one more than Slovakia who face Spain in their final match. IMG-20210618-165938-690

What's next?

The final round of Group E games take place on Wednesday at 17:00 BST. Slovakia face Spain and Sweden take on Poland.

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