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Sweden v Poland: What the stats say ahead Euro 2020 tie

Sweden have won nine of their last 11 matches against Poland (D1 L1), including each of the last five. The last Polish victory dates back to a home friendly in August 1991 (2-0).

Sweden and Poland’s only previous encounter at a major tournament came in the second round of the 1974 World Cup; the Poles won 1-0, courtesy of Grzegorz Lato’s solitary goal. Poland finished third – their joint-best performance at a major tournament – and Lato won the Golden Boot (7 goals).

None of the previous 26 matches between Sweden and Poland have ended goalless.

Sweden have kept a clean sheet in their two EURO 2020 matches so far, a goalless draw with Spain and a 1-0 win over Slovakia. The Swedes are looking to go an entire group stage without conceding at a major tournament for the first time since the first group stage at the 1974 World Cup.

Poland have won just one of their last nine matches across all competitions (D4 L4), beating Andorra 3-0 in March. Indeed, Poland’s ongoing five-match winless streak (D3 L2) is their longest since September to November 2018 (six games).

88% of Sweden’s goals at the EUROs have been scored in the second half of games (23/26), the highest percentage of any side with at least three goals at the tournament.

Poland have won their final group stage game in both of their last two major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros), beating Ukraine at EURO 2016 and Japan at the 2018 World Cup. Failing to win this match would be the first time Poland have not won any of their three group stage games at such a competition since EURO 2012.

Sweden’s Emil Forsberg has scored each of his nation’s last two goals at major tournaments, netting the winners in 1-0 victories over Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup and against Slovakia on MD2 of EURO 2020. Forsberg has only scored in consecutive international appearances once previously, netting against France in November 2016 and Belarus in March 2017.

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Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 12 starts for Poland (10 goals, four assists). He is currently level with Jakub Blaszczykowski on three European Championship goals, the joint-most by any Polish player.

Sweden’s Alexander Isak completed six dribbles in their 1-0 win over Slovakia, the most by a Swedish player in a EUROs match since Tomas Brolin completed seven against Denmark at EURO 92. Isak has never completed more than five in a top-flight league match in his entire career across spells with AIK, Borussia Dortmund, Willem II and Real Sociedad.

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