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Live commentary Sweden – Belgium (EM Women 2022 England, Quarterfinals)

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10:33 p.m

Björn takes a shot eleven meters halfway to the left of the goal, but doesn’t hit the ball properly and misses.

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22:32

Deneve blocks a cross from the right flank to Sweden’s next corner.

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22:31

De Caigny acts too hastily. The Belgians have plenty of space on the counterattack. Hoffenheim’s De Caigny enters the penalty area from the left, but then waits too long instead of playing the ball. She loses the ball and the chance is gone.

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10:30 p.m

Great feat by Evrard! Blackstenius heads in four yards in the middle of the goal, but is denied by the strong reaction of the KAA Gent goalkeeper. Great parade!

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22:27

24 goals by the Swedes underline the dominance of the team in yellow. The Belgians were only able to finish twice.

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22:25

The new player right in action! Dhont drives the ball into the penalty area on a counterattack, but then loses it carelessly. There would have been more.

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22:24

Elena Dhont comes on as a substitute for Belgium

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22:24

Laura Deloose

Substitution for Belgium: Laura Deloose

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22:23

Amanda Nildén takes the fifth corner for Sweden. The ball sails high in front of the six-yard box, but can be cleared with a header.

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22:20

The Swedes claim a handball in the penalty area of ​​the Belgian team! Rytting Kaneryd shoots the ball at Philtjens’ arm from very close range. The referee correctly allows play to continue.

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22:18

That was close! Angeldal picks up speed again in the center and shoots twenty meters in front of the goal from a central position. The ball rushes over the crossbar by a hair’s breadth!

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10:15 p.m

There is always a lack of movement in the Swedish game. The Belgian team currently has hardly any problems defending the attacks of the opponents. It all looks very transparent. More variation and more depth runs would do Sweden good.

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22:12

Coach Ives Serneels’ players are always close to the Swedes. The strong team from Northern Europe hardly has time to accept and process the balls.

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22:11

Asllani is too late! The captain gets the ball low on the right and wants to take a shot from the inside right, but Vanhaevermaet catches the ball in front of her and straddles it out of the danger zone.

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22:08

Sweden tries to take command and take the lead right from the start. Belgium fights against it with everything and can keep the zero up to here.

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22:06

Great header from Ilestedt! The central defender nods the ball after a pass from Asllani on the box, but fails at goalkeeper Evrard. Then the assistant’s flag goes up – offside.

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22:04

First shot on goal of the second half! After a rebound, Rolfö comes to an end on the left side of the Belgian penalty area and tries a volley. Evrard is alert and has the ball.

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22:01

Kick-off 2nd half

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21:49

Mid-term conclusion:
Going into the dressing room in a goalless draw in Manchester’s rain. Sweden had a little more of the game for long stretches and were able to create a few chances in the meantime. The Belgians stabilized more and more defensively. The defense hardly gave the Scandinavians any space and was well organised. In the game forward, the Belgian team was able to create chances a few times. To be continued soon!

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21:45

Official stoppage time (minutes): 1

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21:45

A little too long! Björn wants to play the ball from the center high behind the chain to Asllani, who is taking off. But she can’t get her head on the ball and there is a kick.

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21:44

The Belgians have been looking a little more stable than before for the last quarter of an hour. After Sweden got through well up front a few times in the meantime, they find it difficult to create space against Belgium’s attentive defensive.

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21:42

Deloose crosses from the right half field, but Lindahl is on the post, comes out of her gate and grabs the thing.

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21:38

Nice action by Tessa Wullaert! The striker goes one-on-one down the left wing, hooking inside and aiming for the far corner. However, Hedvig Lindahl deflects the shot.

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21:36

Davina Philtjens

Yellow card for Davina Philtjens (Belgium)

The 33-year-old is cautioned for a foul in the right half-field and would therefore miss a possible semi-final.

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21:34

Lucky for Belgium! With another corner, the ball slips through to Blackstenius, who stops four meters in front of the goal. But Evrard holds and, despite the Swedes poking around, has the ball in the follow-up.

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21:33

Wullaert works well at the back and prevents a cross from Sweden on the right-hand side of the defense. In the subsequent corner it’s Angeldal again, who takes the shot in ambush, but shoots wide to the left.

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21:31

First good chance for the Belgians! Vanhaevermaet gets the ball about 20 meters from the center of the goal and aims for the left corner. The ball rushes just past the left post.

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21:28

The lead would have been more than deserved by now. The favorites were able to create some promising opportunities and missed the 1:0 again and again.

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21:26

Stina Blackstenius

VAR’s decision: The goal by S. Blackstenius (Sweden) is disallowed, score 0-0

Sweden takes the lead at first, but the goal is taken back! After a long drive from Lindahl, a Belgian fails to accept the ball and Sweden regains possession. The starting goal scorer is sent on her journey with a fine pass, runs alone to the goalkeeper and casually pushes in. But then the VAR checks the scene and the referee decides it’s offside.

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21:23

over! After a corner from the right, Nathalie Björn only gets a header. After that is blocked, she gets the second chance, but her shot lands over the goal.

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21:21

While the Swedes are superior on the field, the fans in yellow set the tone in the stands. A great atmosphere at Leigh Sports Village Stadium.

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21:18

Peter Gerhardsson’s team now has the game under control. The favorites determine the game and always play purposefully forward.

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21:15

Julie Biesmans

Yellow card for Julie Biesmans (Belgium)

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21:15

Almost the lead for Sweden! A cross from the left finds Ilestedt’s head at the far post. That forces Evrard to make a great parade. The goalkeeper has the ball in the follow-up.

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21:12

Next graduation of the Scandinavians! After winning the ball on the left, the ball comes into the backcourt on Angeldal. The Manchester City woman takes heart again, but this time hits the ball well over it.

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21:08

Deloose is going strong on the right side. The 29-year-old tries a cross, which is deflected. At the corner, the ball sails high into the five, where a Swede clears with a head.

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21:07

Nice shot from a distance! Angeldal picks up speed in midfield, without being attacked, marches in the direction of the opposing sixteen and shoots from a central position. Evrard parried the shot and deflected the ball around the post. The following corner brings nothing.

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21:05

Asllani shoots through to Rytting Kaneryd on the right in front of the penalty area. But before the offensive player gets to the ball, a Belgian rushes up and hits the ball wide.

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21:03

The Swedes use aggressive pressing right from the start. After losing the ball, the team in yellow immediately attacks the player with the ball.

20:54

The two teams step onto the lawn. In a few moments, the national anthems will be played and then we can start!

20:38

Both teams will probably start in a 4-3-3 formation. For the Swedes, Angeldal, Asllani and Björn act in central midfield behind Rytting Kaneryd, Blackstenius and Rolfö. In Belgium, captain Wullaert, De Caigny and Cayman form the offensive line.

20:30

The two national teams last met in the 2009 European Championship qualifier. At that time, the Scandinavians prevailed twice. The current number two in the FIFA world rankings is the favorite to go into the game again today.

20:20

The Swedish team made it through to the quarter-finals undefeated and, as group winners, also left the strong Dutch team behind thanks to the better goal difference. Last Sunday, the Swedes beat Portugal 5-0 and made the group victory perfect. Angeldal scored twice and was the outstanding player. In addition, Asllani and Blackstenius met. Costa scored into his own goal for Portugal.

20:13

Tinne De Caigny from TSG Hoffenheim ensured the acclaimed entry into the quarter-finals as a match winner in the decisive match between the Belgians and Italy. The 25-year-old scored the only goal of the game in Ives Serneels’ side in a 1-0 win to put the Italians out of the tournament. Belgium took second place in Group D and sealed the first entry for Belgian women at a European Championship.

20:00

Good evening and welcome to Manchester’s Leigh Sports Village Stadium for the European Women’s Football Championship and quarter-final between Sweden and Belgium. It starts at 9 p.m.

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