After a brave comeback, it wasn’t enough as Poland Exit Euro 2020.
The midfielder who plays his football in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig doubled the lead with a first-time shot, his third goal at the tournament.
Then Robert Lewandowski single-handedly dragged Poland back into the game, after producing a quality angled finish into the top corner.
The Bayern Munich striker then was on hand for an 84th-minute equaliser giving Poland hope of a Euro miracle, but it wasn’t to be as Claesson’s struck the winner for Sweden in the 93rd minute for the decisive goal.
The Poland captain Lewandowski could have and probably should have had a Hat-trick missing a guilt edge chance in the first half heading twice against the woodwork with Sweden leading 1-0 at the time.
After heading against the underside of the bar from a corner, his follow-up header from just two yards out also struck the bar.
Sweden will now prepare for a last-16 tie against Finland or Ukraine at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on 29 June after impressively finishing top of Group E.
What’s next after Poland Exit Euro 2020?
When Poland replaced manager Jerzy Brzeczek with Portuguese favourite Paulo Sousa in January, the Polish FA was adamant that they wanted to see a more attacking style of football to get the best out of their talisman star striker Robert Lewandowski.
This hasn’t been the case with Poland struggling all over the pitch finishing the tournament with just the 1 point and only Lewandowski finding the net for Poland.
They wouldn’t have expected the group stage headlines to read Poland Exit Euro 2020.
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