Bayern Munich linked Emil Forsberg scores in Sweden’s win over Slovakia as Newcastle star Martin Dubravka goes from hero to zero

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Bayern Munich linked Emil Forsberg scores in Sweden's win over Slovakia as Newcastle star Martin Dubravka goes from hero to zero


Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka went from hero to zero as he gave away the penalty in Slovakia’s 1-0 defeat to Sweden.

Dubravka had pulled off a wonder save in the second half, but was then at fault for the spot kick that handed all three points to their opponents in their Group E game.

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Dubravka gave away the penalty that handed Sweden the win against Slovakia

RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg, who has been linked to Bayern Munich, cooly slotted away from 12 yards out.

It took a while for the game to spark into life with a cagey first half producing few chances for either side.

Sweden were very much happy to let Spain have the ball in their first group game, and that trend followed when they played Slovakia.

Although enjoying more than 60 per cent possession in the first half, Slovakia failed to register a single shot on target. Sweden only managed one themselves.

The Newcastle goalkeeper had pulled off a brilliant save in the second half of the match

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The Newcastle goalkeeper had pulled off a brilliant save in the second half of the match

The game finally gathered momentum ten minutes after the break with goalkeepers Robin Olsen and Martin Dubravka both forced into brilliant saves from close range.

Sunderland legend Micky Gray was on co-commentary duty for talkSPORT 2 and couldn’t resist a dig at their rivals when talking about Dubravka’s wonder save.

“That’s the Newcastle goalkeeper for you, when you are in goal for them you have to make a lot of saves,” Gray said.

Dubravka gave away the spot kick as he brought down Quaison

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Dubravka gave away the spot kick as he brought down Quaison

Dubravka was then forced into another fine from Alexander Isak ten minutes later when he saved brilliantly low to his right.

The goalkeeper then gave away a penalty as he brought down Robin Quaison in the box, with Forsberg making no mistake from the spot.

Forsberg made no mistake from the penalty spot

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Forsberg made no mistake from the penalty spot

Sweden held on for the victory, despite some late pressure to throw Group E wide open.

They moved top of the group with four points with Slovakia in second with three.

Spain have one point in third and will play Poland, who lost their first game, next.





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