Sweden v Slovakia: Euro 2020 – live!

Sweden v Slovakia: Euro 2020 – live!

18-Jun-2021 11:40:24 | Guardian

Hello and welcome to Day Whatever of Euro2020. Sweden and Slovakia may not be tipped to go far in this tournament but here’s the thing: if either of them win today, they’ll be through to the next round, where they could have have another winnable tie (against either Holland or Ukraine, most likely). So a path to the quarter-finals is starting to open up and, before you know it, one of these dark horses will be on a highway to Hellas 2004.

Sweden showed their defensive fortitude by holding Spain to 0-0 in their first match; today they’ll be looking to show they’ve got a bit of fire up front, too, and that should not be too tough with an attack led by Alexander Isak. Not that Slovakia will be particularly worried about facing him, given that they managed to subdue Robert Lewandowski in their first group game, when the beat Poland 2-1. With Spain to come in their last match, the Slovaks will be intent on getting the points they need today. They have never beaten Sweden – in fact, they managed to lose 6-0 to them in a friendly four years ago – but they’ve never had an incentive this big before.

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