Euro 2020: Slovakia vs Spain and Sweden vs Poland, Euro 2020: final score, goals and reactions


HHello everyone and welcome to this live blog for the Group E finals at Euro 2020, with Slovakia vs Spain and Sweden vs Poland, which will start at 6:00 p.m. CEST. Sweden (four points) and Slovakia (three points) are currently first and second respectively, but Spain (two points) in third hope to usurp both and take the lead with a win, as long as Poland help them. Should Spain do not win against Slovakia, they will probably collapse Euro 2020 after failing to pick up the points needed to advance.

FINAL SCORE: Slovakia 0-5 Spain | Sweden 3-2 Poland

This is the start of our live blog for Group E’s third and final matches. We’ll have the most recent entries closest to the top, with minute-by-minute updates once matches are launched.

The final classification of Group E

With all the matches played, that’s how Group E ended. So here is an overview of the final ranking, as Sweden and Spain progress to first and second respectively.

Full time: Sweden and Spain are qualified, Poland and Slovakia are absent

So that’s it, for Euro 2020 Group E. Sweden‘S late winner means they will move up to first place and face a better team ranked third, which is yet to be determined. Spain, meanwhile, switch to second after La Roja wins 5-0 over Slovakia. They will face Croatia. Poland and Slovakia are both eliminated.

Minute 90 + 3 (Sweden vs Poland): CLAESSON PUT SWEDEN AT THE TOP OF THE GROUP !!!

Sweden have taken the lead! Victor Claesson scored to bring the score to 3-2 at Sweden in their match with Poland, a result which places the Swedes at the top of Group E, leaving Spain go into second.

Minute 84 (Sweden vs Poland): POLAND PUT SPAIN TO THE TOP !!!

It’s getting better and better for Spain, as Robert lewandowski‘s second is 2-2 between Sweden and Spain. This puts Spain first in the group on goal difference.

Minute 71 (Slovakia vs Spain): ANOTHER FIVE GOAL !!!

Spain now lead Slovakia 5-0. The visiting team collapses, with another goal against their own side. Slovakia. A Pau Torres the header advances very slowly and Kucka turns him into his net as he tries to clear. It really has not been Slovakia‘s day.

Minute 67 (Slovakia vs Spain): NOW IT’S 4-0 FOR SPAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just before the second half drink break, Spain go 4-0. It’s a nice gesture, like Sarabie put a low cross which Ferran Torres is able to glide beautifully in the net. Spain are having fun now and they have 20 more minutes to entertain the home fans.

Minute 60 (Sweden vs Poland): LEWANDOWSKI WITHDRAWS A RETURN !!!

Well, it’s back to a one-goal difference in Sweden vs Poland. Robert lewandowski just scored a spectacular solo goal from the corner of the penalty area. It’s 2-1 in this game.

Minute 58 (Sweden vs Poland): A SECOND FOR SWEDEN !!!

Sweden also extended their lead. It’s a nice gesture, like Koulusevsky leads a big counterattack then slides the ball towards Forsberg to mark his second of the evening. It’s 2-0.

Minute 56 (Slovakia vs Spain): SARABIA RENDERS 3-0 !!!

Spain are browsing the last 16 now. The doubts are gone, because Jordi alba implements Pablo Sarabia for the third of the night in La Roja. They now lead 3-0 at La Cartuja and will advance, barring a shocking collapse.

Minute 52 (Sweden vs Poland): Olsen is busy

Sweden lead, but Poland having tested Robin olsen sometimes. The Swedish goalkeeper has now made three saves, including two in the opening minutes of the second half.

Second half: We have the start of the second half

The two matches are supposed to be in sync, but Sweden vs Poland started about a minute before the second half of Slovakia vs Spain. Both matches have now started, with Slovakia make a double substitution by doing Duris and Lobotka.

Half-time: Spain and Sweden in the lead

It is half-time for the two Group E matches and Spain drive Slovakia 2-0, while Sweden are 1-0 against Poland. This means that the classification at half-time is the same, with Sweden lead the group and Spain move to second position.

Minute 45 + 3 (Slovakia vs Spain): LAPORTE WITH HIS FIRST GOAL FOR SPAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aymeric Laporte scores a huge goal for Spain just before the break, directing a looped header just inside the far corner of the post. Some have questioned whether the center-back was “Spanish enough” before the tournament. These critics surely celebrated this goal with the defender … It’s 2-0 to Spain!

Minute 36 (Slovakia vs Spain): A fear for Spain … but Slovakia is offside

There is a fear for Spain as Douda explodes and is completely free. He hits wide to breathe a sigh of relief at La Cartuja, but he was offside and it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.

Minute 30 (Slovakia vs Spain): GOAL FOR SPAIN !!!

Spain were unlucky, but they’re finally getting it. After Sarabie hits a shot from the post, the ball falls down towards Dubravkathe cross bar. The goalkeeper tries to tip him over for a corner kick, but ends up slapping the ball into his own net. Spain leads 1-0. It was huge.

Minute 19 (Sweden vs Poland): Poland is very close

Poland hit the post and force a scramble from goalmouth as they hunt for an equalizer. But, Sweden are able to hold on and the Swedes still lead 1-0 in this one.

Minute 12 (Slovakia vs Spain): MORATA MISSING A PENALTY !!!

Spain missed another penalty! After first shaking the game, Kuipers is called to watch VAR and gives a penalty for a clear foul on Koke. Alvaro Morata intensifies … and it is recorded by Dubravka. This is the fifth consecutive penalty that the Spanish national team have missed. It remains 0-0 here.

Minute 5 (Slovakia vs Spain): Early chances for Spain

Spain started well and created early opportunities, especially on the left of La Roja. There was a double chance for Morata and Azpilicueta, But Spain couldn’t make the most of it. It’s a positive start, however.

Minute 2 (Sweden vs Poland): FIRST GOAL FOR SWEDEN !!!

Wow, that was quick! Sweden already leads thanks to a goal in the second minute of Emil Forsberg. This reinforces their hold on the first place of this group, after its arrival well taken from the edge of the surface.

6:00 p.m. CEST: kick-off in Slovakia against Spain and in Sweden against Poland!

Here we go then! The final phase of Group F matches is underway. Spain play for their lives at Euro 2020 against Slovakia under the Andalusian sun, while Sweden – the only side already through – are fighting Poland in Russia. Let’s see what’s going on!

5:55 PM CEST: Five minutes before Slovakia against Spain!

It’s almost time to kick off Slovakia vs Spain, As well as inside Sweden vs Poland. These are the last two games of Group E and we’ll be covering them both right here on this live blog. So stay tuned!

5:45 PM CEST: Let’s see how the sun affects this

The big talking point before that Spain vs Slovakia the game is the weather, especially the heat. It’s 32 degrees in Seville right now. Spain should be able to deal with it better than Slovakia, but it won’t be easy for La Roja either.

17:15 CEST: Warm temperatures inside La Cartuja

Playing a summer tournament in one of the hottest cities in Spain was always going to be another test for La Roja. It will be interesting to see how the temperatures, which are said to be north of 30 degrees, affect the game itself.

5:00 p.m. CEST: Confusion in Spain

Luis Enrique has once again baffled many people in Spain with some of his changes. Eric Garcia is only starting his 10th game in nine months, despite Pau Torres making no mistakes. Aymeric Laporte, meanwhile, remains in place after being at fault for Robert Lewandowski’s goal against Poland. Mikel Oyarzabal continues to be overlooked. Marcos Llorente, arguably Spain’s best midfielder, is abandoned after playing out of position at right-back. If things aren’t going well for Spain tonight, you can already imagine the front pages tomorrow morning.

4:45 p.m. CEST: the Spanish team is in place

Luis Enrique made quite a few changes, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Sergio Busquets and Pablo Sarabia replacing Marcos Llorente, Pau Torres, Rodri and Dani Olmo. Aymeric Laporte has moved to the post of left central defender, which he prefers.

The Spanish XI against Slovakia: Unai Simon; César Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba; Koke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Gérard Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Pablo Sarabia.

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