Sweden aims for first place in Group E while Poland, with one point, still have a chance to qualify
Duel in St. Petersburg between the present of the continent’s top gunners and the promise and the future. Sweden and Poland will face each other from 6:00 p.m. (Four) in the other match of the Spanish group and the objective is the same for all four components: to reach the round of 16. Everyone can have it at their fingertips with a victory, always depending on the results that occur in the rest of the competition when it comes to knowing the positioning of the third classified.
Alex Isak is being one of the outstanding men of this European Championship, and he has not yet scored a goal. The Swedish striker had a great performance against Spain on matchday one, which he breathed when coach Andersson changed him in the 69th minute after having two very good chances. The final result, 0-0, could well have been very different with the txuri-urdin on the pitch. In the second match against Slovakia he made a Maradonian move and although it did not end in a goal, he was about to score the goal of the tournament.
Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Danielson, Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg, Isak, Quaison.
Szczesny, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Jozwiak, Moder, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Puchacz, Lewandowski, Swiderski.
Michael Oliver (English).
6:00 p.m. (Four). Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia).
He is a player who will be interesting to follow his progression and see what level he can reach in the future. If he only reaches the ‘L’ of Lewandowski, his rival this afternoon, it will already be an event to celebrate. The Polish star, who with the goal against Spain became the first in the history of his team to score in three different continental tournaments, is also the hope of a team that does not quite offer the expected level.
It offered a poor image against Slovakia, as in the second match against La Roja. Optimists may think that the team reacted before Krychowiak was sent off and that without doing anything of the other world they drew against Spain. With a player who has scored 48 goals in 40 games this past season there is always danger, but the collective game has left much to be desired and today may be the end of Paulo Sousa’s adventure at the head of the White Eagle. He came to office in January of this year and his record is one victory, four draws and two defeats in seven games, two of them friendlies. And the only victory is against Andorra.
For Sweden it is worth the tie to finish between the first two places and the responsibility of creating and leading the initiative will fall on Poland, for which the point is not enough and is forced to score to aspire to take all three.