UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: Sweden pip Dutch to top spot in group

Sweden top WEURO2022 group
Sweden celebrate their quarter-final place. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Sweden and Netherlands both went through from UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Group C but with the Dutch having to face France next.

Filipa Angeldahl fired Sweden in front from a Jonna Andersson corner and Portugal would concede twice more from set pieces by the break, while also having Catarina Amado stretchered off after a bad tackle.

Kosovare Asllani’s delivery was curled home by Angeldahl and Carole Costa got the last touch into her own net in first-half stoppage time.

Asllani made it 4-0 from the spot, before Stina Blackstenius completed the scoring at the end.

Two-goal Romee Leuchter
Netherlands’ two-goal substitute Romee Leuchter. (Sven Beyrich /SPP /Sportfrauen)

Progress was not so simple for the Dutch, Switzerland’s Sandy Maendly forced a tipover from Daphne van Domselaar and Lineth Beerensteyn won a penalty only for the decision to be reversed after a pitch-side review.

A quick exchange of goals early in the second half saw Stefanie van der Gragt’s header helped in by Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, before Ramona Bachmann set up Geraldine Reuteler to finish.

Coumba Sow hit a great chance straight at the Dutch keeper and the follow up onto the post.

Taalmann made a double save before an offside decision and Van Domselaar touched over a long-range Riola Xhemaili effort.

Romee Leuchter headed home a Lynn Wilms cross when beating the keeper to the ball late on, Victoria Pelova had her goal given after a long VAR check, substitute Leuchter then scored again.

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