Sweden vs Slovakia LIVE: Euro 2020 latest score and goals today

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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Follow all the action as Sweden take on Slovakia with all still to play for in Euro 2020’s Group E.

Janne Andersson’s Sweden side defended brilliantly to snatch a point against Spain with a 0-0 draw, despite barely touching the ball in their opening fixture, to leave themselves very much in contention for a place in the knockout stages. Much of that hope will lie in the hands of their prodigious striker, Alexander Isak, who showed flashes of his brilliance against Spain and has the ability to change a game in an instant.

He will have a hard challenge breaking down a stern Slovakia side, though, who stifled Robert Lewandowski and stunned Poland 2-1 in their opening game, with Milan Skriniar scoring a second-half winner. That result left Pavel Hapal’s side as surprise leaders in the group and if they are victorious against this afternoon they can guarantee themselves a place in the last 16. They will have to make do without defender Denis Vavro, however, after the Huesca centre-back tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. This one should be an intriguing group-stage tie in Group E.

Follow all the action from Sweden vs Slovakia live below:

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

44 mins: Slovakia have kept the ball really well as Sweden stay tight and narrow at the back.

It allows wide players like Hubocan to cross but his effort is cleared.

The ball falls nicely after a deflection to Duda who tees up Hamsik, and the former-Napoli man sidefoots his effort over the crossbar.

As good an opportunity as anyone has had in this first half.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:44

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

40 mins: Duda picks out Mak with another cross-field pass, and finds Duda again but the attack breaks down.

Slovakia recycle and spray the ball around the back. It really feels like momentum has shifted now.

Hamsik plays a great ball to Koscelnik, who crosses for Duda and the forward miscues his chance.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:40

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

38 mins: Kucka plays a great pass to Mak, who knocks it back to Hubocan. His cross is headed out but the Swedes just cannot clear.

Mak perfectly brings down a high ball with a fabulous touch and wins a corner on the left-hand side of the pitch.

A scramble in the area after Hamsik’s delivery is finally cleared.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:38

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

36 mins: Great play by Hrosovsky to win the ball off Isak, and Slovakia have found some momentum.

Hamsik is played in behind after a deflection finds him in the box but Danielson does enough. Was that a trip?

No, it was not. Goal kick to Sweden.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:36

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

34 mins: It’s Sweden’s turn to hold the ball and move agonisingly slowly down the pitch, but Larsson commits a foul to rid us of such a spectacle.

Slovakia take over and play some nice passes to move forwards.

Isak has been quiet today.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:35

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31 mins: Slovakia come forward now, and Hamsik plays an excellent clipped pass into the box.

It’s hooked back and hit by Kucka but it is blocked by Danielson and cleared.

Slovakia come back, and Olsson commits yet another foul – surely he is getting booked soon,

The free kick is deep towards Kucka, who hacks at it wildly and it goes behind for a goal kick.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:32

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

28 mins: Koscelnik and Augustinsson exchange perfect tackles and the Swede whips in a cross which is not dealt with by Dubravka as Berg wins the header.

The header is cleared and Slovakia survive again.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:29

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

27 mins: Sweden attack down the left and a deep ball looks for Berg, but it is just about dealt with by Slovakia.

Lindelof comes over to take the throw in and it comes to nothing.

Slovakia have really lost their momentum here. Will they get it back?

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:27

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23 mins: Slovakia are lined up in two banks of at least four white shirts defending their goal – and it is proving to be effective.

Sweden push for a goal but their flurry of shots are blocked after a corner, and then Isak concedes a foul.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:23

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Euro 2020: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

17 mins: After a fast start, the match has become more cagey.

Sweden on top now, dominating possession but struggling to create chances.

Andrew Gamble18 June 2021 14:18



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