Sweden 5-0 Portugal: Man City’s Filippa Angeldal scores two in easy win for Swedes

17 July 2022 0 By Total Football News

Ruthless Sweden marched into the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 after scoring three times in the first half to end Portugal's interest in the tournament.

The team ranked second in the world proved too strong for their opponents and will return to Leigh Sports Village next Friday to face Iceland, Belgium or Italy.

Manchester City's Filippa Angeldal fired her side into the lead after a weak clearance by Portugal keeper Patricia Morais, who was making her first appearance at the tournament.

Angeldal doubled the lead with a first-time shot following another set-piece, and it was 3-0 deep into first-half stoppage time when Carole Costa headed into her own net from a corner.

Kosovare Asllani made it 4-0 from the penalty spot before Stina Blackstenius, who had two goals ruled out earlier, added the fifth as Sweden produced a statement win going into the knockout stage.

"We had a plan to get more set-pieces and we were very strong," said Sweden boss Peter Gerhardsson. "We are very strong and it is difficult to play against us.

"I think the third match was a factor that worked to our advantage. It meant Portugal didn't have as much time to organise properly to attack us. I'm happy that we won the game and also that we won 5-0 to win the group."

It was one game too far for Portugal, who lost to Russia in the play-offs only to secure a place in the tournament after Russia were expelled following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

But while the second-lowest ranked team at Euro 2022 exit with one point from three games, Sweden march on after their biggest win in England this summer.

Sweden send warning to rivals

Sweden had started the day behind defending champions the Netherlands, with whom they had played out a draw in their opening game. But although the Dutch beat Switzerland to finish level on seven points, the Swedes' hammering of Portugal meant they topped Group C on goal difference.

The runners-up at last year's Olympics had followed that opening draw by edging past Switzerland 2-1.

But this victory was every bit as comprehensive as the score suggests as Portugal, who saw Catarina Amado carried off on a stretcher in the first half, suffered in the baking heat.

"I think we started well but on set-pieces we did not compete," Portugal boss Francisco Neto said. "At this level everything counts and it was very hard for us to stop the set-pieces of Sweden."

Sweden's players celebrate in front of their fans after defeating Portugal to finish top of Group C at Euro 2022Sweden's players celebrate in front of their fans after finishing top of Group C

The Swedes had been dealt a blow before the match when long-serving midfielder Caroline Seger was not deemed fit enough to start.

It was the first time she had missed a match at the European Women's Championship since 2005.

But Sweden overcame her absence to produce an impressive performance that suggests they mean serious business, and they celebrated a fine victory at full-time in front of their jubilant travelling fans.

"For sure Sweden can get the trophy. They are very strong," added Neto.

Player of the match

BlacksteniusStina Blackstenius

with an average of 8.16

Sweden

  1. Squad number11Player nameBlackstenius

    Average rating

    8.16

  2. Squad number9Player nameAsllani

    Average rating

    8.02

  3. Squad number14Player nameBjörn

    Average rating

    7.46

  4. Squad number22Player nameSchough

    Average rating

    7.45

  5. Squad number18Player nameRolfö

    Average rating

    7.31

  6. Squad number3Player nameSembrant

    Average rating

    7.24

  7. Squad number2Player nameAndersson

    Average rating

    7.16

  8. Squad number16Player nameAngeldahl

    Average rating

    7.13

  9. Squad number19Player nameRytting Kaneryd

    Average rating

    7.07

  10. Squad number20Player nameBennison

    Average rating

    6.89

  11. Squad number23Player nameRubensson

    Average rating

    6.77

  12. Squad number13Player nameIlestedt

    Average rating

    6.67

  13. Squad number8Player nameHurtig

    Average rating

    6.66

  14. Squad number4Player nameGlas

    Average rating

    6.50

  15. Squad number1Player nameLindahl

    Average rating

    6.41

  16. Squad number6Player nameEriksson

    Average rating

    6.41

Portugal

  1. Squad number23Player nameTelma Encarnação

    Average rating

    6.06

  2. Squad number4Player nameSílvia Rebelo

    Average rating

    5.89

  3. Squad number5Player nameJoana Marchão

    Average rating

    5.80

  4. Squad number19Player nameDiana Gomes

    Average rating

    5.80

  5. Squad number2Player nameCatarina Amado

    Average rating

    5.69

  6. Squad number21Player nameAndreia Faria

    Average rating

    5.67

  7. Squad number13Player nameFátima Pinto

    Average rating

    5.50

  8. Squad number16Player nameDiana Silva

    Average rating

    5.50

  9. Squad number10Player nameJéssica Silva

    Average rating

    5.47

  10. Squad number14Player nameDolores Silva

    Average rating

    5.38

  11. Squad number8Player nameAndreia Norton

    Average rating

    5.17

  12. Squad number15Player nameCarole Costa

    Average rating

    4.92

  13. Squad number12Player namePatrícia Morais

    Average rating

    4.60

  14. Squad number20Player nameKika Nazareth

    Average rating

    4.58

  15. Squad number9Player nameAna Borges

    Average rating

    4.57

  16. Squad number11Player nameTatiana Pinto

    Average rating

    4.31

Line-ups

Sweden

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lindahl
  • 4Glas
  • 13Ilestedt
  • 6ErikssonBooked at 18minsSubstituted forSembrantat 55'minutes
  • 2Andersson
  • 16AngeldahlSubstituted forBennisonat 70'minutes
  • 9Asllani
  • 14BjörnSubstituted forRubenssonat 78'minutes
  • 19Rytting KanerydBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSchoughat 54'minutes
  • 11Blackstenius
  • 18RolföSubstituted forHurtigat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sembrant
  • 5Nildén
  • 7Kullberg
  • 8Hurtig
  • 10Jakobsson
  • 12Falk
  • 15Blomqvist
  • 17Seger
  • 20Bennison
  • 21Musovic
  • 22Schough
  • 23Rubensson

Portugal

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Sousa Barros Morais
  • 2Silva AmadoSubstituted forGaspar Silva Marchãoat 35'minutes
  • 19Ribeiro Gomes
  • 15da Silva CostaSubstituted forGarcia Rebeloat 85'minutes
  • 9Marques BorgesBooked at 83mins
  • 11Ferreira Pinto
  • 14Jácome da SilvaSubstituted forFigueira Pintoat 57'minutes
  • 8NortonSubstituted forVelosa Encarnaçãoat 85'minutes
  • 10Manjenje Nogueira Silva
  • 20Ramos Ribeiro Nazareth SousaSubstituted forMartins Fariaat 57'minutes
  • 16Abreu de Sousa e Silva

Substitutes

  • 1Teixeira Pereira
  • 3de Figueiredo Lima Correia
  • 4Garcia Rebelo
  • 5Gaspar Silva Marchão
  • 6Pires Cardozo
  • 7Marques Malho
  • 13Figueira Pinto
  • 17Sousa Alves
  • 18Trindade Coruche Mendes
  • 21Martins Faria
  • 22Campos Costa
  • 23Velosa Encarnação
Referee:
Stéphanie Frappart
Attendance:
7,118

Match Stats

Live Text

Match ends, Sweden 5, Portugal Women 0.

Second Half ends, Sweden 5, Portugal Women 0.


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