Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Granqvist, Lindelöf, Bengtsson; Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal (Svensson 83’) Forsberg; Berg (Andersson 93’), Quaison (Isak 77’). 4-4-2.
Spain: De Gea (Kepa 60‘); Carvajal (Jesús Navas 81’), Raúl Albiol, Íñigo Martínez, Bernat; Thiago (Rodrigo 66’), Rodri, Fabián; Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno, Dani Ceballos. 4-3-3.
1-0. 50. Berg. Header from close up after De Gea saved from Berg and Forsberg.
1-1. 94. Rodrigo. Deflected wide shot from Fabián past Olsen from close to goal.
Yellow cards: Ceballos 69’, Fabian 81’, Berg 89’, Rodri 89’, Larsson 92’.
They left it late, but Spain made sure of their place in next summer’s European finals after a 1-1 draw in Sweden. Local keeper Olsen had to save from Fabián, Rodri and Gerard Moreno early on, but after that the Scandinavians were on top, with De Gea (who left the field injured later on) having to keep out Quaison, Forsberg and Berg. Some four minutes in to the second half Berg headed the opener, and it looked like Spain were heading for their first qualifying round defeat in six years before substitute Rodrigo deflected a Fabián shot into the net in injury time. Roberto Moreno’s team are now sure of one of the top two spots, and with two home games to come they will be looking to clock up enough points to ensure one of the top seed positions for the finals.