Sweden v Poland, 23 June 2021

Score3-2 to Sweden
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group E
VenueGazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance14,252
Kick-off: 7.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Stuart Burt (ENG) and Simon Bennett (ENG) Fourth official: Anthony Taylor (ENG) Video Assistant Referee: Chris Kavanagh (ENG) This was match no. 34 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament (final group game). Sweden had now won ten of the last 12 meetings with Poland (lost one), including the last six.

3  Sweden

Manager: Janne Andersson

2  Poland

Manager: Paulo Sousa

Goals:

Emil Forsberg 2 G
Emil Forsberg 59 G
Viktor Claesson 90 G

Goals:

Robert Lewandowski 61 G
Robert Lewandowski 84 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Robin Olsen
Defender Marcus Danielson
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Mikael Lustig
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson (captain)
Midfielder Albin Ekdal
Midfielder Emil Forsberg
Midfielder Kristoffer Olsson
Midfielder Robin Quaison
Forward Alexander Isak

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny
Defender Jan Bednarek
Defender Kamil Glik
Defender/Midfielder Bartosz Bereszyński
Defender/Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak
Midfielder Mateusz Klich
Midfielder/Forward Kamil Jóźwiak
Midfielder/Forward Karol Swiderski
Midfielder/Forward Piotr Zieliński
Forward Robert Lewandowski (captain)

Substitutions:

Dejan Kulusekvski for Robin Quaison 55
Marcus Berg for Alexander Isak 68
Emil Krafth for Mikael Lustig 68
Viktor Claesson for Emil Forsberg 78

Substitutions:

Przemysław Frankowski for Tymoteusz Puchacz 46
Jakub Swierczok for Kamil Jóźwiak 61
Kacper Kozłowski for Mateusz Klich 73
Przemysław Placheta for Grzegorz Krychowiak 78

Cards:

Marcus Danielson 10 Y

Cards:

Grzegorz Krychowiak 74 Y
Kamil Glik 83 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson
Defender Filip Helander
Defender Pontus Jansson
Defender Emil Krafth
Defender Gustav Svensson
Defender/Midfielder Pierre Bengtsson
Midfielder Jens Cajuste
Midfielder Dejan Kulusekvski
Midfielder Ken Sema
Midfielder/Forward Viktor Claesson
Forward Marcus Berg

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabiański
Goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski
Defender Michał Helik
Defender Tomasz Kędziora
Defender/Midfielder Przemysław Placheta
Defender/Midfielder Maciej Rybus
Midfielder Pawel Dawidowicz
Midfielder Kacper Kozłowski
Midfielder Karol Linetty
Forward Dawid Kownacki
Forward Jakub Swierczok

Comments:

With seven points from their three games, Sweden finished as winners of Group E ahead of Spain. Timed at one minute and 21 seconds, Emil Forsberg's opening goal became the second quickest-ever scored in a game at a UEFA European Championship finals after Russia's Dmitry Kirichenko against Greece in 2004 (one minute and five seconds). The Swedes failed in their attempt to complete a group stage at a major tournament without conceding a goal for the first time since the FIFA World Cup finals in 1974.

Comments:

Poland needed to win this final group game to qualify for the knockout stages. Poland had now won one of their last ten games (lost five). Robert Lewandowski had now scored 12 goals in his last 13 starts for Poland.