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Sweden, Spain reach Euro 2020 round of 16

Spain have secured their qualification to Euro 2020 round of 16 after thrashing Slovakia 5-0 tonight at Estadio de La Cartuja. 

Spain sealed a comfortable victory to book themselves the second qualification ticket in Group E. Also, Sweden snatched three precious points after defeating Poland 3-2 at Krestovsky Stadium. 

Sweden took the with an impressive brace from Emil Forsberg, but Robert Lewandowski netted a brace to equalize the score. 

However, Lewandowski’s efforts were not enough as Viktor Claesson snatched a late winner to gift his team three precious points. 

Following Wednesday’s games, here are some interesting facts and numbers. 

– Emil Forsberg has scored the second quickest goal in the history of the European Championship to give Sweden a 1-0 lead against Poland after 81 seconds. Only Russia player Dmitry Kirichenko has scored a quicker goal. 

– Spain became the second team to miss two penalties in one competition. The first team was Holand in Euro 2000. 

– Slovakia’s goalkeeper, Martin Dúbravka, became the fourth keeper to save a penalty in Euro 2020. 

– Ferran Torres became the fastest substitute player to score a goal in Euro’s history. Torres latched a brilliant back-heel for Spain 44 seconds after being subbed on. 

– Martin Dúbravka sat an unwanted record tonight against Spain, as he became the first keeper in the European competition history to save a penalty and score an own goal in one match. 

– 8 own goals were conceded until now in Euro 2020, and they exceed the number of goals that were netted by the competition’s current top scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

– Spain have missed seven penalties throughout its history in the European Competition. 

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