Teenage replacement Hanna Bennison’s second-1/2 strike earned Sweden their first victory of Euro 2022 with a 2-1 achievement over Switzerland on Wednesday.
The 19-year-antique Everton midfielder, the youngest participant within the Sweden squad, scored a stunning goal from the brink of the box after Switzerland’s Ramona Bachmann cancelled out Fridolina Rolfo’s opener for the Swedes.
Bennison’s decider moved Sweden pinnacle of Group C for now, while Switzerland continue to be winless on the event after being held by Portugal in their beginning tie.Image:
Sweden’s Fridolina Rolfo celebrates with group-mate Stina Blackstenius
Sweden started nicely but were given a scare 9 minutes into the game when Switzerland had been provided a penalty for a nasty however, after consulting the pitchside screen, the referee overturned her on-area choice.
Rolfo become inflicting issues for the Swiss and whipped in a menacing cross that Kosovare Asllani became not able to attain, earlier than having a hazard herself but the shot became nicely blocked.
Bachmann had an possibility 1/2 an hour into the sport, jogging into lots of space but her shot was easily held by means of Hedvig Lindahl at her near submit.
Rolfo came close immediately after the spoil while her attempt simply neglected the top corner and Stina Blackstenius threatened soon after in a one-on-one with Gaelle Thalmann, but the goalkeeper did properly to shop.
The early stress paid off inside the 53rd minute for Sweden when Rolfo placed them in the front, locating area on the left and tucking the ball into the lowest left nook.
Switzerland responded at once from the restart as Sweden have been unable to clear the chance inside the field and the ball found Bachmann on the brink of the vicinity, who hit a candy curling shot into the top nook.
Switzerland endured to make the most of their possibilities and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic had a low effort that compelled Lindahl to react, tipping the ball away with a low dive to her proper.
But Bennison’s 79th-minute strike gave Sweden a treasured victory, as she performed a difficult technique to lash the ball home outside the container.
Sweden nearly brought a third within the 87th minute when Rebecka Blomqvist found the bottom nook, but VAR ensured the purpose become chalked off for offside. What’s subsequent?
Sweden will finish their Group C marketing campaign against Portugal at Leigh Sports Village, whilst winless Switzerland face the Netherlands at Bramall Lane, needing a victory to preserve their Euro 2022 dream alive. Both ties are scheduled to take region on July 17. Follow Euro 2022 across Sky Sports
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Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland Euro 2022: The agenda…
Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland
Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden
Group A: Austria 2-zero Northern Ireland
Group C: Sweden 2-1 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands v Portugal – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – kick-off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group A: Northern Ireland v England – kick-off 8pm, St Mary’s
Group A: Austria vs Norway – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick-off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Quarter-very last 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-very last 1 v Winners sector-final three – kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Semi-very last 2: Winners sector-very last 2 v Winners quarter-very last four – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – kick-off 5pm, Wembley