Sweden 5-0 Portugal: Peter Gerhardsson’s side win Group C and advance to the quarter-finals
- Manchester City’s Filippa Angeldal scored the first two goals of the game
- Carole Costa headed into her own net before Kosovare Asllani scored the fourth
- Stina Blackstenius added the fifth as Sweden issued a statement
Sweden led the group on goal difference after the Netherlands beat Switzerland 4-1 to join them on seven points.
The Scandinavians only needed a draw to secure a place in the last eight, but they were ruthless when creating chances, with the first four goals coming from set pieces.
Filippa Angeldal scored twice in the first half, first rushing off a corner to put the ball in the net after a weak defense before the unmarked midfielder curled a first shot home from the edge of the box from a short free-kick.
Goalkeeper Patricia Morais made a couple of good saves to keep Portugal in the game but Sweden were relentless and another corner allowed defender Amanda Ilestedt to rise and sling the ball home before half-time.
However, Ilestedt’s goal went into the net due to a deflection as Carole Costa’s own goal.
Sweden continued to dominate after the break and a penalty for a handball inside the box allowed Kosovare Asllani to score from the penalty spot, past a diving Morais, who guessed the right path.
Another free-kick attempt was ruled out by VAR for offside, but Sweden finally scored from free play when Stina Blackstenius ended a flowing move in added time by circling her shot into the top corner.