Euro 2016

Sweden hangs on to beat Slovenia

Sweden hangs on to beat Slovenia

EHF EURO 2016, Poland, Wroclaw

Hala Stulecia

Group C

Sweden – Slovenia 23-21 (16-9)

Topscorers: Matej Gaber (6, Slovenia) and Niclas Ekberg (5, Sweden)

After cruising through first half taking a commanding 16-9 lead into the break, Sweden faced a much improved Slovenian side in the second period, but was able to hang on and take to very important points in a 23-21 win. Mattias Andersson saved a key shot in the last minute of the game and the Tre Kronor scored on the ensuing possession to take second place in Group C behind Spain after the first match day in Wroclaw.

Best player of the match: Mattias Andersson (Sweden)

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