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Video: Tottenham winger Dejan Kulusevski scores magnificent solo goal to secure Sweden 2-0 win over Slovenia.

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Dejan Kulusevski solo goal for Sweden against Slovenia.

Sweden got off to a great start in their Nations League campaign as they beat Slovenia 2-0 in a feisty Group B4 clash in Ljubljana on Thursday.

Emil Forsberg’s first-half penalty and a superb solo goal by Dejan Kulusevski secured Sweden a winning start.

Dejan Kulusevski solo goal for Sweden against Slovenia.

Alexander Isak hit the post with an early header as Sweden started strongly, and they took the lead in the 39th minute when Forsberg calmly converted a spot-kick after Viktor Claesson was fouled.

Kulusevski almost doubled the Swedes’ lead on the hour mark, cutting in from the right and unleashing a brilliant curling shot, but Jan Oblak made a superb one-handed save to push the ball away for a corner.

Dejan Kulusevski solo goal for Sweden against Slovenia.
Dejan Kulusevski solo goal for Sweden against Slovenia.

Kulusevski did better in the 88th minute, breaking away on a solo counter-attack as he picks the ball up just inside the opposition half before twisting and turning the defender, then rifling the ball past the goalkeeper.

” I went inside the whole match and waited for a chance to go outside and shoot in the first, and then what I had thought happened exactly 20 minutes before. Very nice. I have not made so many matches in the national team, so I am happy” Kulusevski said during the press conference.

Despite doubling the lead, the Swede was not completely happy with the game.

” It was all right. Some moments were good and some a little less. It is always important to win, but we have a lot to improve. When we lead, we stop playing cards and send it up for a chance, but we have no target player and lose all duels. We have to think about it.”

Sweden welcome Norway to Arena stadium on Sunday before clashing with Serbia on Thursday. 

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