Nainggolan finish knocks out Sweden, propels Belgium out of Group E

Alex Livesey/Getty Images
1 Comment

EURO 2016 simply didn’t go the way that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden had hoped it would.

[ MORE: Iceland knocks out Austria, finishes second in Group F ]

Belgium notched a late winner to capture a 1-0 win against Sweden on Wednesday, sending Ibrahimovic and co. home after failing to win a match.

[ MORE: Hungary tops Group F following thriller against Portugal ]

Radja Nainggolan’s deflected effort from distance propelled the Belgians to victory in the 84th minute. Goalkeeper¬†Andreas Isaksson did everything he could to keep the Swedes in the match, making seven saves, however, the attack couldn’t match his brilliance.

Belgium finishes second in Group E with the result, despite finishing level on points with Italy. The Red Devils will meet Hungary in the Round of 16.

 

For Sweden, Ibrahimovic’s struggles throughout the competition continued on Wednesday. The veteran striker didn’t register a finish during EURO 2016, which largely contributed to the team’s lack of success.