Sweden 1 Slovakia 0 LIVE REACTION: Forsberg penalty secures Swedes vital three points in drab game – latest updates

EMIL FORSBERG secured Sweden a crucial three points with his late penalty in a 1-0 win over Slovakia at Euro 2020.

Sweden now sit on four points and have all-hut confirmed a place in the knockout rounds, while Slovakia still have Spain to play.

  • RESULT: Sweden 1 Slovakia 0
  • Sweden XI: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson, Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Berg, Isak
  • Slovakia XI: Dubravka, Pekarik, Satka, Duda, Hrosovsky, Skriniar, Hubocan, Hamsik, Kucka, Mak, Koscelnik

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  • Sam Dymond

    GOODBYE

    One goal was enough for Sweden – and they now have one foot in the last sixteen.

    Emil Forsberg's late penalty settled a dreary encounter with Slovakia in Saint Petersburg, and now passes the pressure on to Spain and Poland, the big guns in Group E that play each other tomorrow.

    Before that, however, it's all about Group D. Our live coverage of Croatia's game against the Czech Republic, and the big one between England and Scotland are already up and running. You won't want to miss them!

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDES LEAD THE WAY

    Following this afternoon's victory in Saint Petersburg, Sweden have leapfrogged Slovakia to sit top of Group E.

    With Spain and Poland in action tomorrow, there is the very real possibility that one of Europe's top marksmen – Robert Lewandowski or Adama Traore – missing out on the knockout stages.

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  • Sam Dymond

    IMPRESSIVE ISAK

    Once again, Alexander Isak caught the eye for Sweden. The La Liga Young Player of the Year was a menace on the ball, and showed off his ability to beat players at will.

  • Sam Dymond

    FULL TIME STATS

    A second clean sheet for Sweden and a crucial victory. Slovakia had ten attempts on goal, but not one of them on target.

  • Sam Dymond

    FT: SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    Sweden claim a vital three points in Group E courtesy of Emil Forsberg's second half penalty. Janne Andersson's side were just about worth their victory for an improved performance after the interval, and leapfrog their opponents to take top spot.

  • Sam Dymond

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
    THE FINAL WHISTLE GOES!

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    90+5. With time running out, Kucka lets fly with a decent effort from 35 yards. It's as ambitious and it is desperate, and it's no surprise to see it fly over the top of Olsen's goal.

    Once a hopeful VAR check for handball in the box is complete, Slovakia accept that their chance has gone.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    90+4. Slovakia win another corner…

    …and here comes Dubravka.

    Benes' corner is aimed towards the Slovkian goalkeeper too, but Koscelnik leaps in front of his teammate and sends it over.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    90+2. Sweden give away an unnecessary corner, and will have some more defending to do.

    Duda curls it out from the right, and finds Kucka at the back post. Before Slovakian fans can get too excited, however, the midfielder is penalised for a foul on Lindelof.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    90. It's hope for Slovakia, and anguish for Sweden as five minutes of additional time are indicated by the fourth official.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    89. The Swedes eat up a few more seconds a double change.

    Pierre Bengtsson and Gustav Svensson are on for a piece of the action. Albin Ekdal and Ludwig Augustinsson head the other way.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    88. Relief for Sweden comes in the form of an unnecessary foul from Weiss which brings a booking for the Slovakia substitute.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    87. Chaos in the Sweden penalty area as those in yellow cling on to their lead at a Duda corner.

    Amid an almighty scramble, Hancko has two shots blocked before the Swedes manage to fully clear the danger.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    84. Slovakia's final two changes as they go in search of an equaliser.

    The last throw of the dice brings Michal Duris and David Hancko into the action as Patrick Hrosovsky and Tomas Hubocan are withdrawn.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    82. Isak has a chance to seal the points but gets caught in two minds between shooting and playing in Quaisson.

    He delays before eventually striking at goal with a shot that's diverted behind by Hubocan.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    80. A yellow card for Ondrej Duda. The former Norwich midfielder is cautioned for a late a challenge.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    79. Slovakia made a couple of substitutions either side of the penalty being taken with Marek Hamsik and Robert Mak off, and Vladamir Weiss and Laszlo Benes on.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 1-0 SLOVAKIA

    77. Sweden lead with 13 minutes remaining!

    It's a superb spotkick from Emil Forsberg, who plants his penalty into the right corner despite Martin Dubravka diving the right way.

    Anything less from Forsberg, and Dubravka would have made amends for his clumsy challenge on substitute Robin Quaison, whose pace ensured he was first to Alexander Isak's flick around the corner ahead of the Slovakia goalkeeper.

  • Sam Dymond

    GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!
    EMIL FORSBERG SCORES FROM THE SPOT!!

  • Sam Dymond

    MARTIN DUBRAVKA BRINGS DOWN ROBIN QUAISON!
    PENALTY TO SWEDEN!

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 0-0 SLOVAKIA

    71. Isak! A tremendous run past three! Saved!

    The young forward shows wonderful skill on the left to control and turn away from two men before skipping around the sliding challenge of a third to enter the area.

    The Real Sociedad forward's run has earnt him a shot at goal despite the tight angle, and his powerful thump towards the near post doesn't disappointment. It takes a very smart Dubravka stop to keep him out.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 0-0 SLOVAKIA

    70. Twenty minutes remaining and with Robert Lewandowski and Poland still to come, many are convinced that Sweden need to find a winner here.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 0-0 SLOVAKIA

    67. Another half-chance for Isak, who gets the better of Satka in the air, but then nods Lustig's cross over.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 0-0 SLOVAKIA

    64. Some substitutions.

    Robin Quaison and Viktor Claesson are on for Sweden with Kristoffer Olsson and Marcus Berg making way.

    Slovakia make one too as Lukas Haraslin comes on for Peter Pekarik.

  • Sam Dymond

    SWEDEN 0-0 SLOVAKIA

    62. Sweden are knocking on the door.

    Isak goes for goal from outside of the box with a shot that's deflected enough to deceive Dubravka in the Slovakia goal, but also enough to drop the wrong side of the post.

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