David de Gea injured in Spain’s Euro Qualifier with Sweden
Manchester United have been dealt an injury blow as goalkeeper David de Gea was forced off the field during Spain’s European Qualifier with Sweden. De Gea’s departure after an hour doing little to improve his country’s prospects or raise optimism levels at Old Trafford ahead of Liverpool’s visit on Sunday.
Marcus Berg’s goal had Sweden on the cusp of a memorable triumph over Spain, but Rodrigo Moreno had the final word in Stockholm.
Rodrigo Moreno came off the bench to snatch a last-gasp 1-1 draw in Sweden and confirm Spain’s place at Euro 2020.
But Rodrigo, who was dropped to the bench as his coach made six changes to the XI held by Norway last time out, reacted sharply to prod in from close range.
Sweden rode out an early storm to hit the front through Marcus Berg in the 50th minute and still have their fate in their own hands ahead of pivotal trip to Romania next month.
Sweden were indebted to Olsen during the early stages, when Spain’s masterful control of possession pinned the hosts deep inside their own territory.