Emil Forsbergs second half penalty is sealed Sweden a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in St. Petersburg on Friday when the Scandinavians moved to the top of the Euro 2020 group E.
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Janne Andersson’s men, who played a goalless draw against Spain in their opening, now look to reach the knockout phase for the first time since 2004.
On Friday, Sebastian Larsson saved an early attempt conveniently by Martin Dubravka, but Slovakia started otherwise bright, with Juraj Kucka on the way out in the fifth minute.
Kucka drew a brilliant one-handed save from Robin Olsen, but Slovakia’s midfielder was flagged offside.
Slovakia put a late siege on their opponents’ goals, but saw an optimistic late penalty appeal for handball was rejected when Sweden was on.