Saint Petersburg Stadium was the place where Poland and Sweden played the Euro 2020’s last Group match. We got player ratings.
Poland needed to win this evening against Sweden if they wanted to continue their dream of playing this tournament. Throughout the qualifiers, they were one of the most prolific sides but they lacked the resolve to score today. Man of the match Emil Forsberg scored the only goal of the first half and another one right after the second half started. It seemed like the Nordic side would have an easy afternoon against Poland. However, Robert Lewandowski didn’t want to leave the tournament without leaving his mark.
Not long after Sweden’s second goal, the Bayern Munich striker scored one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament and brought Poland back in the game. It took them over 20 minutes to get a second goal but Lewandowski was the man who made it happen. With six minutes left on the clock, Poland was getting a victory that gave them hope for a miraculous victory. But it seemed like going home was written in the stars for them.
Claesson delivers a last-minute upset.
After a lot of grinding with several attempts from Poland that didn’t go through, Sweden had one last upset reserved for tonight. Claesson scored a 93rd-minute goal that effectively turned Poland into the biggest disappointment at the Euros. Robert Lewandowski’s brace wasn’t able to prevent this debacle. On the other hand, Zlatan Ibrahimovic must be gutted he isn’t part of this surprising Swedish side that has a chance to get further in the tournament.
We can safely tell you that the Nordic squad has all the requirements to become a true underdog in the competition. They are leaders of their group above the Spanish National Team. During the round of 16, they are facing a still undisclosed rival that will be decided in the next couple of hours.
Slovakia: Olsen (6), Lustig (5), Danielsson (5), Lindelof (6), Larsson (5), Ekdal (6), Forsberg (9), Augustinsson (7), Olsson (7), Quaison (6), Isak (7).
Bench: Kulusevski (6), Krafth (6), Berg (6), Claesson (6).
Spain: Szczęsny (5), Glik (5), Bereszyński (5), Bednarek (5), Puchacz (5), Klich (5), Krichowiak (5), Zielinski (6), Jozwiak (6), Lewandowski (8), Swiderski (6).
Bench: Frankowski (6), Swireczok (5), Kozlowski (5), Pacheta (6).
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