Sweden is European champions after an intense, thrilling and dramatic U21-final against Portugal. Despite several chances, the match remained goalless after 120 minutes.
So a penalty shootout had to determine the winner. First up was Sweden's John Guidetti. The 23-year-old was ice cold and kicked the ball into the top corner. Scored did also teammates Isaac Kiese Thelin and Ludwig Augustinsson, while Abdul Khalili missed.
The same had Ricardo Esgaio done for Portugal just before him. Therefore everything was up to Sweden's fifth shooter, Victor Nilsson-Lindelöf. Although the pressure was enormous, the right back remained calm and put the ball in the middle of the goal. And when Portugal's profile, William Carvalho's strike missed from the penalty spot soon afterwards, Sweden won 4-3 on penalties, and the Swedish sensation was a fact.
The Swedish players had a tremendous support both before and during the prestigious final. Several thousand fans had filled up planes from Sweden to Prague ahead of the game and formed a yellow wall of fans behind one of the goals at the Eden Arena.
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