EURO 2020 analytics: Sweden vs Slovakia – download our report
Sweden faced Slovakia in St Petersburg on the second matchday for Group E in EURO 2020. The Swedes had drawn 0-0 with Spain in their first match, despite having only around 15% possession – they managed to keep Spain out and had a couple of big chances of their own to score. Slovakia, on the other hand, came away with a 2-1 win over Poland at the same venue, with a Wojciech Szczęsny own goal and a fantastic strike from Milan Skriniar giving them all three points. This was a pretty cagey game, with both teams reluctant to commit too many men forward, and resulted in a goalless first half during which clear-cut chances were at a premium. On the first occasion that Sweden managed to get in behind the Slovakian defence, Robin Quaison won a penalty which was cooly converted by Emil Forsberg, and Sweden were able to hang on to condemn Slovakia to their first defeat in six matches. Check out our EURO 2020 analytics report from this match for the key statistics.