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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Sweden's second goal on a penalty kick. Photo: Marcus Ericsson / TT

Sweden wins 2-1 in first leg of Euro qualifier with Denmark

"Maybe this team isn't so bad after all"
3:11 min

Sweden was victorious Saturday night on home turf against Denmark, 2-1, in the first leg of the Euro 2016 qualifier that the rival teams are playing.

Sweden's Emil Forsberg scored the first goal in the 45th minute, followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's well-placed penalty kick that made goal number 2 in minute 50. But Sweden didn't manage a shutout, because in minute 80, Nicolai Jorgensen of Denmark scored.

The two teams will meet again on Tuesday,and the winner of the qualifier will be determined based on aggregate.

There was heightened security at the match at Friends Arena, which started with a minute of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris the night before.

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