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Sweden - Poland
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Full-time: It's all over and Sweden top Group E with this dramatic 3-2 victory over Poland, who exit the competition.
- GoalViktor ClaessonSweden
GOAL! Sweden 3-2 Poland (Viktor Claesson): Heartbreak for Poland as Claesson seals the victory for Sweden after a beautiful pass from Kulusevski, as the subs combine!
FIVE minutes to be added on and there's still time for a dramatic late, late winner.
Close! Lewandowski's cross causes chaos in the Sweden penalty area, forcing Olsen into tipping it wide and Swierczok then heads wide. As it stands, Spain will top the group with Sweden finishing as runners-up.
Sweden nerves are jangling as Bereszynski shoots at goal but it's comfortable enough for Olsen. What a finish to this contest!
- GoalRobert LewandowskiPoland
GOAL! Sweden 2-2 Poland (Robert Lewandowski): He's not going to miss from there, and Poland are level in the game! One more goal will take them through! Both of Sweden's centre-halves are attracted to the ball and leave Lewandowski free to meet Frankowski's cross. He looks up and slots it home. Five minutes to grab a winner!
Poland are still fighting as Placheta shoots wide on the half-volley. With Lewandowski on the pitch, they still have every chance of getting something from this contest.
Poland are throwing the kitchen sink at Sweden and force another corner, Lindelof rising highest to defend Frankowski's cross.
- OffGrzegorz KrychowiakPoland
- OnPrzemyslaw PlachetaPoland
Poland sub: Przemyslaw Placheta comes on for Krychowiak as Poland grow increasingly desperate for goals. Time is running out for them.
- OffEmil ForsbergSweden
- OnViktor ClaessonSweden
Sweden sub: Two-goal hero Emil Forsberg makes way for Viktor Claesson.
Good energy from Frankowski again as he races into space down the channel but his cross to the near post is uncontested as Olsen collects.
- Yellow cardGrzegorz KrychowiakPoland
Yellow card! Krychowiak goes into the book for a foul on Olsson.
- OffMateusz KlichPoland
- OnKacper KozlowskiPoland
Poland sub: Needing two goals, Sousa turns to 17-year-old Kacper Kozlowski who replaces Klich in midfield.
Forsberg is searching for the left corner but his shot takes a deflection and it goes behind for a Sweden corner. He has three goals in the competition and is looking to add to his tally.
Goal update: Spain are now four goals to the good against Slovakia. Ferran Torres has just scored.
And here's a beauty from Lewandowski...
Watch Sweden's second...
- OffAlexander IsakSweden
- OnMarcus BergSweden
Double Sweden sub: Lustig and Isak make way for Emil Krafth and Marcus Berg.
Goal ruled out! Much more urgency about Poland now and Swierczok thinks he has drawn them level, but the offside flag is up and VAR confirms the goal won't count.
That's the first time Sweden have conceded a goal in the competition, but there was nothing Olsen could have done about it. Lewandowski is now Poland's all-time topscorer in the European Championships with four goals.
- OffKamil JózwiakPoland
- OnJakub SwierczokPoland
Poland sub: Jozwiak makes way for Jakub Swierczok. Two more goals without reply and they're through to the last-16.
- GoalRobert LewandowskiPoland
GOAL! Sweden 2-1 Poland (Robert Lewandowski): Poland aren't out of this just yet! It's a world class finish from Lewandowski, who is doing his best to keep his side's last-16 hopes alive. Zielinski sets him free with a fine pass through the middle, Lewandowski takes control even after being forced wide as he curls a breathtaking shot into the far corner.
- GoalEmil ForsbergSweden
GOAL! Sweden 2-0 Poland (Emil Forsberg): A textbook counter-attacking goal, made by Kulusevski! He leads the Swedish break with rapid pace as he drives down the right flank before looking up, carving inside and laying it off to Forsberg, whose first-time shot nestles into the bottom corner.
Kulusevski is immediately involved, playing a clever pass into the feet of Isak, who forces a corner. Sweden immediately look like they've stepped up a gear since the Juventus forward's introduction.
- OffRobin QuaisonSweden
- OnDejan KulusevskiSweden
Sweden sub: Quaison makes way for Dejan Kulusevski, who will get his first minutes in the competition.
Save! Much more urgency from Poland now. Olsen is again called into action and this time repels Krychowiak's clever low shot, scurrying across goal and getting a big hand to keep it out.
Chance! Sweden break, Isak turns into space in the box but can't beat Szczesny with his shot. Forsberg's shot on the rebound is blocked.
Frankowski has injected a bit of pace down Poland's left since his introduction. He floats a cross into the penalty area and wins a corner.
Save! For the second this time this evening, Zielinski is afforded the space to shoot and test Olsen from distance. The Swedish shot-stopper watches it all the way and manages to push it clear.
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Kick-off! Poland get the ball moving in the second-half. A huge 45 minutes lie ahead for them. Will Lewandowski get a chance to make amends for his earlier miss?
- OffTymoteusz PuchaczPoland
- OnPrzemyslaw FrankowskiPoland
Poland sub: Puchacz is replaced by Przemyslaw Frankowski at the break.
Half-time: Sweden lead at the break in St Petersburg thanks to Emil Forsberg's goal after just 81 seconds. It means Poland must score twice without reply after the restart to progress in the tournament.
Goal update: Aymeric Laporte has doubled Spain's advantage against Slovakia. It's now 2-0 and surely that's their place in the last-16 guaranteed.
We're into the first of three added minutes at the end of the first half,
Good effort! Much better from Poland. Zielinski lets fly from distance and forces Olsen into a good save, tipping the ball over the bar. The resulting corner is there to be attacked but it doesn't fall kindly for a red shirt as Sweden clear.
Penalty appeal! Zielinski's shot from the edge of the penalty area is blocked, but did it strike a hand? Poland appeal but the referee Michael Oliver is unmoved.
Good goalkeeping from Olsen. A cross is searching for Lewandowski but the Sweden no 1 takes control, plucking the ball out of the air and taking the pressure from his team mates.
Two more corners in quick succession follow for Poland, but the quality is lacking in the deliveries. Lewandowski must be ready to tear his hair out.
The deliveries from out wide from both sides have left a lot to be desired so far as Bereszynski's cross is too deep, but Larsson takes no chances as he volleys it behind for another Poland corner. Zielinki's delivery is headed clear at the near post.
Here's a look at Dubravka's howler...
You attack, then we attack. Sweden win a corner of their own as Forsberg delivers. But Poland again clear effectively. As it stands in the group, Spain climb to second, Slovakia fall to third and Poland remain bottom.
Lustig somehow manages to climb higher than Lewandowski, who was lurking at the near post, and wins the header but can't prevent the corner. Nothing comes of the set-piece, though.
Puchacz clatters into Lustig as Sweden win a free-kick in a wide position. Up come the big men from defence but Larsson's delivery is horrible and Poland easily clear.
Goal update: After saving Morata's penalty, Dubravka has only gone and undone all his good work by scoring a comical own-goal, as Spain take a 1-0 lead over Slovakia.
Swiderski stands up a cross, searching for Lewandowski, but Sweden have enough defenders back to scramble the danger clear.
Sweden have had two attempts on goal to Poland's three. It has been a very open and entertaining clash so far. The supporters inside the stadium are certainly playing their part.
Did I dream this? It couldn't really have happened...
Drink break! The temperature is over 30 degrees and that means the players are entitled to a short break to get some fluids on board.
Lindelof's long throw-in delivered into the Poland penalty area is dealt with by the defence relatively easy. Who knew the Manchester United defender had that in his locker?!
Will that opportunity come back to haunt Lewandowski and Poland? This Swedish defence and midfield is so compact that chances are not easy to come by.
Poland hit the bar, twice! Oh my, how has that not gone in?! It's remarkable! Zielinkski's corner delivery is exceptional and finds Lewandowski, whose bullet header crashes off the crossbar. The Bayern Munich talisman is well placed to convert from the rebound but, somehow, heads back onto the woodwork from two yards out.
Sweden continue to stretch Poland's defence as Isak gets free on the right side of the penalty area but he takes too long to release the pass and can only force the corner as Bereszynski makes the intervention.
In the other Group E game, Alvaro Morata has had his penalty saved by Martin Dubravka as Spain and Slovakia remains goalless.
- Yellow cardMarcus DanielsonSweden
Yellow card! Danielson takes a heavy touch in midfield and Swiderski pounces. But just as releases Lewandowski, Danielson takes him out from behind. The referee plays advantage and when Poland force the corner he comes back to book the Sweden midfielder.
Sweden continue to play on the front foot and they sense some vulnerability in the Poland ranks. Larsson swings a free-kick delivery into the penalty area but it doesn't beat the first man.
That was Sweden's first goal in open play and yet the live league table shows that they have seven points, four ahead of Spain and six ahead of Poland.
- GoalEmil ForsbergSweden
GOAL! Sweden 1-0 Poland (Emil Forsberg): It's a nightmare start for Poland as Forsberg rifles home the opening goal to give Sweden the lead! Isak is involved - of course he is - as he holds the ball up, Forsberg takes control and he takes full advantage of some slack defending to find the bottom corner for his second goal of the tournament.
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Kick-off! Sweden get us underway! The onus is on Poland to win this game, can Lewandowski and co produce the result they need?
There are just FIVE minutes until kick-off here in St Petersburg. It's now time for the national anthems...
Almost time for kick-off!
Stat: Poland have a great record in the competition, and are undefeated in 18 of their last 20 matches.
Did you know? Sweden have kept a clean sheet in their last four matches in the European Championship.
Their football won't win any awards for excitement but their pragmatic approach is certainly paying off so far.
Paulo Sousa (per UEFA.com): "It is true that from a statistical point of view, Sweden have a better record in games against Poland but if we look to the past, we won't move forward. We are only focused on what is now. Sweden are a perfect team. They press very well, they are good in set-pieces, they know how to play such games. There is huge diversity in their play, depending on the situation. And for us is like a final. We have worked hard since the first day of the training camp and we also get a lot of energy from the fans. We have not felt we have played away at the EURO finals, as the fans always supported us. It is a big honour for me to represent them."
Janne Andersson (per UEFA.com): "We want to win the group; it would give us more rest ahead of the next match. We’re up against a physically strong, highly motivated Poland side. They run a lot, they tackle and battle – not unlike ourselves. They also have Robert Lewandowski up front. We need to handle their initial pressing better than we did against Spain, to give us spaces to exploit."
Lewandowski scored his 67th international goal to keep Poland's hopes of reaching the last-16 alive...
Young forward Alexander Isak starred once again as Sweden's pragmatic approach paid dividends in the shape of a 1-0 victory over Slovakia...
Paulo Sousa also makes one alteration to his Poland side. With Jakub Moder missing out with a knee injury, Gregorz Krychowiak replaces him in midfield. Their star man? Robert Lewandowski has 10 goals in his last 12 starts for his country and has assisted another four. It's his time to shine.
One change to the Sweden side that edged past Slovakia 1-0 on Friday as striker Robin Quaison comes in for Marcus Berg. Janne Andersson sticks with the 4-4-2 system that has earned his side four points without conceding a goal.
TEAM NEWS - Sweden XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; Ekdal, Olsson, S Larsson, Forsberg; Quaison, Isak.. subs: Johnsson, Nordfeldt, Bengtsson, Berg, Svensson, Helander, Sema, Krafth, Claesson, Jansson, Kuluvsevski, Cajuste /// Poland XI: Szcznesy; Bednarek, Glik, Bereszynski; Klich, Krychowiak; Puchacz, Zielinski, Swiderski, Jozwiak; Lewandowski.. subs: Skorupski, Fabianski, Dawidowicz, Kedziora, Kozlowski, Linetty, Rybus, Placheta, Frankowski, Kownacki, Swierczok, Helik
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of Sweden versus Poland in the final day in an intriguing Group E. Sweden are the surprise leaders in the group and results on Monday sealed their place in the last-16. Now they just need a win to secure top spot. After their 1-1 draw with Spain, Poland require all three points to reach the knockout stages of the competition. It's set up to be an entertaining affair in St Petersburg so let's grab the team news as kick-off is now just an hour away!