Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden beats Germany for final spot in semifinals

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match Dzsenifer Marozsan had been sent on for her first appearance since the opening win over China – in which she sustained a broken toe – at halftime.And the Lyon midfielder’s delivery led to a late VAR check for a possible penalty after Lindahl and Alexandra Popp collided. However, referee Stephanie Frappart’s decision not to point to the spot was upheld.Lena Oberdorf nodded a Marozsan free-kick that Lindahl flapped at wide with two minutes remaining, before Hegering failed to head Svenja Huth’s stoppage-time cross on target from inside the six-yard box as Sweden clung on to end its dismal run against Germany. Sofia Jakobsson became the first player to score against Germany at this year’s World Cup when she cancelled out Lina Magull’s opener in the 22nd minute.Blackstenius completed the turnaround three minutes after the restart, earning Sweden its first win against Germany at a major tournament since 1995 – a run that included losses in the finals of Euro 2001, the 2003 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Related News Stina Blackstenius was the hero once again as Sweden came from behind to defeat Germany 2-1 Saturday and advance to the Women’s World Cup semifinals.Linkoping striker Blackstenius scored the only goal in the last-16 triumph against Canada and was on target once more in Rennes on Saturday to set up a meeting with the Netherlands on Wednesday. Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe addresses criticism after President Trump’s tweets 2 – Stina Blackstenius is only the second Sweden player to score in consecutive knockout appearances at the Women’s World Cup after Lena Videkull in 1991. Stage. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/hlEiMqHccL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 29, 2019Almuth Schult did well to deny Jakobsson before Germany moved in front in the 16th minute. Magdalena Eriksson sloppily gave the ball straight to Sara Daebritz and the midfielder drove toward the box and fed Magull, who took a touch before volleying through Hedvig Lindahl’s legs.Jakobsson did not err when another opportunity came her way, tying the match by slotting home after Marina Hegering failed to get her head on Linda Sembrant’s clearance.Germany lost left back Carolin Simon to injury before halftime and fell behind soon after the restart when Schult could only parry Fridolina Rolfo’s excellent header straight to Blackstenius, who fired into the roof of the net.Rolfo was shown a yellow card for a high foot on Magull in the 56th minute, meaning she will be suspended for Sweden’s semifinal against the Netherlands. Women’s World Cup 2019: Netherlands defeats Italy to advance to semifinalslast_img