Sweden have setup a last 16 meeting with Ukraine at the ongoing Euro 2020 after they won Group E ahead of favourites Spain on Wednesday. The Swedes needed to beat Poland in their final match to win the group and they did just that though they didn’t have it their own way.

Ahead of the Poland game, Sweden led the group with four points from two matches ahead of Slovakia (three points), Spain (two points) and Poland (one point). Sweden started their campaign in the group with a battling goalless draw against Spain before beating Slovakia 1-0 in the second game thanks to the 77th minute penalty from Emil Forsberg.

Forsberg gave Sweden the lead against Poland inside two minutes before adding a second goal just before the hour mark to set his team on the way to a comfortable win but Poland striker Robert Lewandowski had other ideas. Sweden had not conceded a goal at the tournament until he produced a world class finish to halve the deficit for his team almost immediately after Forsberg doubled the lead for the Swedes. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski then completed his brace on 84 minutes to give his team a slim chance of securing a last 16 spot.

Poland needed to win to qualify as one of the best teams in third place but could not get the third goal to win the game against Sweden before Swedish attacker Viktor Claesson won the game for his team in the fourth minute of added time to break Polish hearts.

The late goal from Claesson ensured that Sweden won Group E and they will now face Ukraine next week to determine who will qualify for a place in the quarterfinals. Ukraine sealed a last 16 spot as one of the four best teams in third place. The Ukrainians finished third in Group C behind Austria and leaders Netherlands, while North Macedonia finished last in the group.