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Italy is through to the knockout stage after its second win in as many matches at Euro 2016.

June 17, 2016

Italy is through to the Euro 2016 knockout stage after its second win in as many games, this one a 1-0 win over Sweden in Toulouse. 

Eder scored the decider in the 88th minute, carving through the Sweden defense in Toulouse after a throw-in from Chiellini was headed in his path from Simone Zaza. His right-footed curler beat Andreas Isaksson to account for all the attacking, in a match that was devoid of clear chances both ways. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored a famous goal against Italy in Euro 2004, was bottled up but Italy's suffocating defense, with his best chance being a tap at the doorstep for which he was offside. Sweden did not register a shot on goal.

For Italy, it's the second straight clean sheet in the competition following a 2-0 win over Belgium in the opener. 

For up-to-the-minute Euro 2016 standings, schedules and statistics, go to our tournament home.

Belgium and Ireland meet Saturday in the group's other second match.

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