Sweden beats Slovakia 1-0, closes in on last 16 at Euro 2020
APTOPIX Russia Sweden Slovakia Euro 2020 Soccer Sweden's Emil Forsberg celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group E match between Sweden and Slovakia, at the Saint Petersburg stadium, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 18, 2021. (Anatoly Maltsev, Pool via AP) (Anatoly Maltsev)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — (AP) — It always felt like a set piece would settle a tough-to-watch European Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia, and Emil Forsberg duly delivered. The Sweden midfielder converted a 77th-minute penalty Friday to give his team a 1-0 victory at Saint Petersburg Stadium, putting the Swedes on the brink of the knockout stage. Sweden has four points in Group E, and that could be enough to advance to the round of 16. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Steve Douglas is at https://twitter.com/sdouglas80Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Haaland goals secure Bundesliga runner-up spot for Dortmund
(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, Pool)BERLIN Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund sealed second place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at third-place Leipzig on Saturday. On his first professional start, 17-year-old American Gio Reyna set up Haaland on a counterattack in the 30th minute. It means Dortmund is assured of second place with one game of the season remaining. Despite defeat, Leipzig is virtually assured of Champions League soccer next season. Dodi Lukebakio, who combined with Krzysztof Piatekto set up Cunha, scored Herthas second goal early in the second half, when Piatek gave him an easy finish.
Mainz gets support after member quits with racist comments
Mainz's Pierre Kunde Malong kneels as he celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht and Mainz, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Alexander Hassenstein/Pool Photo via AP)BERLIN Bundesliga club Mainz has received widespread support from fans and new members have joined since a former member quit with racist comments about the team last week. We had to make clear that we wont tolerate racist attitudes of statements, the club said in a statement on its website Friday. Sometimes I get the impression that I am at the Africa Cup rather than the German Bundesliga.