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Rodrigo spares Spain's blushes and secures spot in Euro 2020

Rodrigo celebrates his injury-time leveller.
Rodrigo celebrates his injury-time leveller. / AFP
  • Last minute equaliser from Valencia forward earned Spain a 1-1 draw against last year's World Cup quarter-finalists Sweden

Spain sealed their passage to the 2020 European Championships with a late equaliser in Stockholm on Tuesday night.

Sweden had taken the lead just after half time through Marcus Berg before substitute Rodrigo Moreno tapped home Fabián's cross from close range in stoppage time.

This was Spain's second draw in Scandinavia in a week after Saturday's clash in Oslo which followed much the same pattern.

Saúl's volley gave Spain the lead after the restart before a Joshua King penalty in the closing stages gifted Norway a point.

Coach Robert Moreno, who made six changes for the second game, maintains his unbeaten record.