Spain beats Sweden to stay ahead in Euro 2020 qualifying

Spain beats Sweden to stay ahead in Euro 2020 qualifying

Euro 2020 qualifiers continue on Monday night and our first featured match sees a top of the table clash in Group F between leaders, Spain, and 2nd placed Sweden as the betting tips continue at the Bernabeu with the hosts no doubt keen to extend their lead at the top of the group with a win here...

After Isco dragged an effort narrowly wide of Robin Olsen's right-hand post, the second breakthrough mercifully came on the hour mark, when Sergio Ramos coolly converted a penalty after Sebastian Larsson handled from Marco Asensio's cross. The Real Madrid skipper was presented with a plaque by the Spanish Football Federation to commemorate the victories he's been involved in with La Roja after he clinched the record in the team's previous outing, against the Faroe Islands (122 wins).

Fourth-placed Norway have five points following a 2-0 win away to the Faroe Islands who are bottom with no points.

"They only had one attempt on goal, so we are happy with the result and with the performance", Moreno said.

Before the game, Ramos was presented with a commemorative plate after Friday's 4-1 win in the Faroe Islands saw him pass former team-mate Iker Casillas' record for most worldwide wins by a player.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga had little to do in goal but his third consecutive start suggests he is now not just an alternative to Manchester United's David de Gea but the side's preferred keeper. "He knows what I think of him". Spain peppered the Sweden net early on and it looked as though Dani Parejo had put Spain up front with a tap in, but he was deemed offside.

Spain scored another penalty in the 85th after Morata was brought down by Filip Helander inside the area.

Spain virtually didn't relinquish possession from there, and with five minutes remaining, they turned on the style.

Then, Oyarzabal, who had replaced Rodrigo, darted inside Augustinsson and curled a brilliant shot between Olsen's hand and the far post to wrap up a hard-earned win.