Sweden played Poland in their final game of the UEFA Euro 2020 group stages in St Petersburg, Russia.

Poland needed to win and hope Spain beat Slovakia to come in third place and qualify as one of the best 3rd place teams whilst Sweden needed a win to top the group.

Within two minutes, Sweden scored the 2nd fastest goal in the Euros with Emil Forsberg scoring Sweden’s first open play goal in 82 seconds.

Robert Lewandowski should have scored the equaliser in the 17th minute when a great corner by Piotr Zieliński found him in space but his first header hit the ground then the top of the bar, however, the ball came back to him and he headed once again on the bar, missing a golden opportunity to score.

The first half ended with several corners by Poland mostly but they were all dealt with by Sweden apart from Lewandowski’s chance.

From a counter attack, Dejan Kulusevski ran from his own half and found Forsberg in space to score his second goal in the 51st minute.

Poland seemed out and done but it was their star player, Lewandowski who scored 2 goals for Poland. The first in the 61st minute when from a Swedish attack, Poland managed to get the ball to Lewandowski and he scored. The second goal in the 84th minute revived the hopes of an entire nation but it still was not enough for Poland to qualify.

Unfortunately for Poland, pouring all their energy into scoring a third, Kulusevski laid it for the substitute, Viktor Claesson, to break the hearts of the Polish fans and players in the 93rd minute.

The game ended in a Five-goal thriller with a sigh of relief for Sweden as they topped the group while Poland is sent home.

Source of Image: UEFA EURO 2020 via Twitter

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