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Summary

  1. Sweden win title for first time
  2. Carvalho had decisive 10th kick saved
  3. Sweden scored four of five penalties
  4. Portugal scored with three of their five

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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And that's a wrap

That's for joining me for one of the best moments in Swedish football history.

Only 15 minutes to wait for another football live text commentary fix, as USA face Germany in the Women's World Cup semi-final.

We will also cover tonight's Copa America last-four tie between Argentina and Paraguay.

Portugal's players watch on from the pitch and think what could have been as Sweden captain Oscar Hiljemark kills the trophy and holds it up.

Sweden Under-21s - kings of Europe.

Medals handed out.

Captain Oscar Hiljemark, who became Sweden's most-capped Under-21 player tonight with 37, will be holding the trophy aloft in a minute.  

And here comes Sweden coach Hakan Ericson and his players to collect their medals celebrate their country's first ever Uefa international success.

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Amazing how much less resources Sweden and Portugal have yet they produce better players collectively than England #bbcfootball #U21EURO

At least one of the Portugal players takes off their medal straight away. 

Uefa president Michel Platini consoles Portugal keeper Jose Sa, who is in tears again. He only conceded one goal in the whole tournament.

Novelty yellow and blue troll wigs on several of the Sweden players.

Portugal players go up for their loser medals through a guard of honour from Swedish players.

We're just getting ready for the presentations now. The referee and officials are collecting their medals.

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Although he missed the crucial penalty, Carvalho has been my player of the tournament.#bbcfootball

Portugal defender Paulo Oliveira's eyes are red - either he's been cutting an onion or he's been crying. 

Keeper Jose Sa, who would win my beard of the competition award, is on the floor devastated.

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Cue lots of FA people investigating the Swedish way of playing football... #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball England beat Sweden, who won the Euros. Hence England are the champs

Sweden are slotting them neatly like in that region of an envelope where you place your stamp #bbcfootball #SWEvPOR

Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

Saw a replay for the Patrik Carlgren save from William Carvalho - he seemed well off his line, but that seems to happen all the time now.

Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

Absolute delirium for the Sweden fans who have come all the way down to the Czech Republic. Portugal's players look on the brink of tears. The whole range of emotions on show here.

Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

For the first time in their history, Sweden have won the European Under-21 Championship. And it's rumoured Arsenal target William Carvalho, one of their key men, who has missed the crucial kick.

Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

MISSED PENALTY

Sweden 4-3 Portugal - William Carvalho

Carvalho - so highly rated but not a great penalty, saved by the keeper diving to his right.

Back to the smash-it approach. Down the middle, into the net.

GOAL

Sweden 4-3 Portugal - Victor Lindelof

 Back to the smash-it approach. Down the middle, into the net.  

GOAL

Sweden 3-3 Portugal - Joao Mario

Keeper goes the wrong way, penalty goes into the top corner. 

MISSED PENALTY

Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Abdullah Khalili

What happened to the smash it approach? A stop-start approach and a weak penalty, saved by the keeper diving low to his left. Even-steven again.

MISSED PENALTY

Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Ricardo Esgaio

Keeper Patrik Carlgren dives to his left and makes an excellent save. Good height for a keeper mind.

GOAL

Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Ludwig Augustinsson

Another thumper. Another confident Swedish penalty.

GOAL

Sweden 2-2 Portugal - Toze

Initial confusion after the ball rattled the crossbar and the Swedish fans celebrated but replays showed the ball clearly went over the line after bouncing down from the woodwork.

GOAL

Sweden 2-1 Portugal - Isaac Kiese Thelin

The Swedes are going for the hit-it-hard approach. It works again, fairly central, high, unstoppable.

GOAL

Sweden 1-1 Portugal - Goncalo Paciencia

Sends the keeper the wrong way and slots the ball into the bottom corner. Superb.

GOAL

Sweden 1-0 Portugal - John Guidetti

Smashed into the top corner. Confident and precise.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

And looks like Sweden will take the first penalty.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Penalties being taken into the Sweden end. Huge noise from the yellow fans to celebrate.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Portuguese players and coach Rui Jorge are in a huddle now. Swedish striker John Guidetti is looking very confident.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

And one young girl will miss out. TV cameras have just shown her, fast asleep in her mother's arms.

FULL-TIME

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

We will need penalties to decide which of these sides win their first ever European Under-21 Championship.

Sweden team talk
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Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Portugal break but they're so tired, they just lose the ball. Seconds left.

INJURY TIME

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

One more minute.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Toze shoots from outside the box but it's held by the Swedish keeper. Into the final minute.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Ninety seconds to go. Portugal on the ball.

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#bbcfootball

John Guidetti is referred to as "Swedish Wayne Rooney" by the German commentator every single time he touches the ball! #bbcfootball

..and William Cavarlho is "Prince William".. I am going nuts listening to German commentry #bbcfootball

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Raphael Guerreiro crosses and Goncalo Paciencia heads wide. It came off defender Alexander Milosevic but no corner is given. Paciencia isn't happy.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

Five minutes to go. Anybody who scores now is a national hero. And a hero to me.

Sweden 0-0 Portugal

A lot of midfield passing now. Dare either side take a risk?