Norwich City’s Martin Olsson helps Sweden to narrow win

Martin Olsson helped Sweden to a 2-1 win over Denmark in Stockholm. Photo: PA Wire

Martin Olsson helped Sweden to a 2-1 win over Denmark in Stockholm. Photo: PA Wire - Credit: PA

Martin Olsson's Sweden hold a slender advantage after the first leg of their Euro 2016 play-off tie against rivals Denmark in Stockholm on Saturday evening.

The Norwich City defender played the full 90 minutes as the Swedes took a 2-0 lead early in the second half before being pegged back by their neighbours towards the end.

Emil Forsberg swept the ball home with a crisp finish in the first half before he was fouled for a penalty converted by skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic - his first goal against Denmark.

But the Danes pulled a precious goal back 10 minutes from when Nicolai Jorgensen stabbed the ball home at the far post.

It leaves the return leg in Copenhagen tomorrow evening delicately poised.


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The match will be the 105th meeting between the Scandinavian rivals and it could yet be the last game in charge for Denmark coach Morten Olsen.

He won 102 caps as a player and has coached Denmark since 2000, reaching four major finals, but announced earlier in the year that the Euro 2016 campaign will be his last.

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It was looking grim for him at one point but his team rallied after pulling a goal back and it was Sweden who were hanging on at the end.

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