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Sweden lift Euro U21 climax with shootout win over Portugal


PRAGUE Sweden goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved dual penalties as they flog Portugal 4-3 in a shootout following a 0-0 pull in a Euro Under-21 Championship final on Tuesday.

Carlgren threw himself to his right to save William Carvalho’s mark flog and explain a climax for Sweden sparking joyous celebrations among a players and coaches.

Portugal looked a improved side for most of a game. with Ricardo pushing an early shot far-reaching of a left-hand post and captain Sergio Oliveira crashing a giveaway flog opposite a bar.

The Swedes battled their approach into a game, formulating a few half-chances of their possess though mostly surrender possession for prolonged durations to their some-more clever opponents.

Undaunted, Sweden roughly took a lead during a start of a second half, John Guidetti banishment narrowly over a bar, though they were shortly spending most of a diversion on a behind feet again, with Portugal dictating a dash until they sleepy late on.

Guidetti roughly snatched a after leader for a Swedes though he missed a stately possibility and a final alarm went with a diversion still scoreless and a half-hour of additional time unsuccessful to furnish a idea to apart a sides.

Each group converted 3 penalties before Carlgren saved from Toze. Portugal’s Jose Sa, who had conceded one idea in 5 games in a tournament, afterwards saved Abdullah Khalili’s effort.

Both sides converted their subsequent mark kicks before Carlgren saved Carvalho’s penalty, triggering scenes of furious exultation among a thousands of fans who had trafficked to a Czech Republic to declare Sweden’s initial feat in a Euro final.

(Reporting by Philip O’Connor in Stockholm; modifying by Ken Ferris)

Article source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/30/uk-soccer-eurou-idUKKCN0PA2YJ20150630?feedType=RSS&feedName=sportsNews

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