Spain 1-0 Sweden: The picture of Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he slammed into Cesar Azpilicueta looked so painful
Spain has qualified for Qatar World Cup after defeating Sweden to finish top in group G.
La Roja needed a late winner from Alvaro Morata to beat Blågult with 1-0, which was probably the right result as the chances were few and long during the evening.
Janne Andersson’s team, which was second in Group G, is now facing a painful wait to discover its opponents in the playoffs.
Other than that, it was a relatively boring game, with the exception of Alexander Isaac flaming game over the crossbar after a misplaced pass from Cesar Azpilicueta.
But a journalist with eagle eyes discovered it at the moment Zlatan Ibrahimovic quite awkwardly careened into Chelsea captain with two seconds left on the clock, which left the right back in some obvious discomfort.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by Ibrahimović.
Ibrahimovic, 40, had only entered the fight 15 minutes earlier, but still found plenty of time to leave his mark.
However, the incident remained unpunished, as VAR decided not to intervene.
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Whether it was intentional or not, it was obviously quite painful for the Spanish defender, who fell down like a sack of potatoes. Ouch.
Thankfully for the Blues fans, it did not take long for Azpilicueta to shake off the shock, as he gently got up again just before the final whistle blew just moments later.
Next time, Chelsea will go to King Power Stadium on Saturday to take on Leicester City in the elite series after the international break ends this week.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel will no doubt keep his fingers crossed. Azpilicueta reports that he is ready for the job in Cobham before a packed match before Christmas next month.
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