August 5, 2021

Forsberg pen gives Sweden narrow win over Slovakia

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Emil Forsberg’s late penalty put Sweden in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in St Petersburg.

After a poor first half, the worst 45 minutes of play in the tournament so far, Sweden upped the ante in the second half as Martin Dubravka made a superb stop from Ludwig Augustinsson’s header.

Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka then gave away a penalty, fouling sub Robin Quaison in the box, allowing Forsberg to step up and score (77).

Sweden’s four points should be enough to guarantee them a spot in the last 16, while Slovakia, on three points, have work to do ahead of their final Group E clash against Spain.

Full report to follow…

What’s next?

Sweden’s final group clash comes against Poland on Wednesday at 5pm, while Slovakia take on Spain at the same time.