‘Exceptional talent’ – Arsenal and Liverpool-linked Isak is the star of the show as Sweden beat Slovakia

While Emil Forsberg’s penalty handed his country a vital win at Euro 2020, it was the Real Sociedad forward who impressed most in Saint-Petersburg

Alexander Isak has been dubbed an “exceptional talent” after the Arsenal and Liverpool-linked star turned in an eye-catching performance for Sweden in their Group E victory over Slovakia at Euro 2020.

Emil Forsberg’s penalty roughly a quarter-hour from time was the only goal of a clash markedly low on high-quality football, with Sweden fortunate to come away with three points from Saint-Petersburg after a cagey opening draw with Spain.

However, as he did four days prior against Luis Enrique’s side, Real Sociedad forward Isak was the pick of the bunch for Janne Andersson’s side with a man-of-the-match winning turn drawing plaudits from figures across the game at the full-time whistle

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