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Petersen's penalty saves deny Sweden

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 22.34CET
Sweden 1-1 Denmark
Two second-half penalty saves from Stina Petersen thwarted the hosts in their Group A opener after two club-mates had scored.
by Paul Saffer
from Gamla Ullevi

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Match statistics

SwedenDenmark

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts9
 
8
Attempts on target5
 
4
off target4
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
1
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
10
Fouls suffered8
 
4

Standings

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 22.34CET

Petersen's penalty saves deny Sweden

Sweden 1-1 Denmark
Two second-half penalty saves from Stina Petersen thwarted the hosts in their Group A opener after two club-mates had scored.

Hosts Sweden were held by Denmark in an exciting UEFA Women's EURO 2013 Group A match thanks to two Stina Petersen penalty saves.

Linköpings FC supplied three starters for the hosts, but it was one of their two Denmark players, Mariann Gajhede Knudsen, that opened the scoring midway through the first half. Club-mate Nilla Fischer headed an equaliser soon after. Denmark were then relieved when Petersen stopped Lotta Schelin's 67th-minute penalty and five minutes from the end she repeated the trick from Kosovare Asllani.

Inspired perhaps by the colourful opening ceremony, Sweden surged forward, Schelin finding strike partner Asllani, who shot over. Not long after, Asllani laid off to Caroline Seger, whose strike also missed the target.

Denmark's familiar 4-3-3 formation soon gave them width through Katrine Veje and Johanna Rasmussen, two of five Swedish-based players in their starting XI. And on 25 minutes another of that quintet got the first goal of the finals, Knudsen winning the ball off Seger in midfield, surging forward and curling in a shot from the edge of the box.

That spurred the 1,000 Denmark fans in a sell-out 16,128 crowd into action and they immediately pressed for a second. But in the 35th minute, out of the blue, Sweden levelled, Sara Thunebro’s free-kick from the centre circle headed in by big defender Fischer. A surge of energy went through the stadium and Sweden looked for a half-time lead, Asllani having a header cleared off the line and then forcing a Petersen save.

Kenneth Heiner-Møller, starting his last tournament as Denmark coach, responded by introducing Nadia Nadim at the break, but Sweden began the half the brighter. Christina Ørntoft made a crucial tackle on Asllani, while at the other end Nadim's diving header did not trouble Kristin Hammarström, starting alongside her twin and Göteborg FC team-mate Marie.

Then came a crazy passage of play. Kristin Hammarström made a brilliant double save from Nadim and Rasmussen, Sweden broke and Ørntoft tripped Asllani in the box. Tournament poster girl Schelin stepped up for the penalty but was denied by the diving Petersen.

In an open last 20 minutes either side could have won it, and it looked like being Sweden after Theresa Nielsen's handball in the area. Asllani volunteered this time, but Petersen stood firm again. On Saturday, Sweden stay here to face Finland and Denmark play Italy in Halmstad with all four sides on one point.

Player of the match: Stina Petersen

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.53CET

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2013/matches/round=2000175/match=2010712/postmatch/report/index.html#petersen+heroics+deny+sweden

Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Denmark

Denmark

1
K. HammarströmKristin Hammarström (GK)
1
PetersenStina Petersen (GK)
2
RohlinCharlotte Rohlin
2
RøddikLine Røddik
5
FischerNilla Fischer
Goal35
3
Søndergaard PedersenKatrine Søndergaard Pedersen (C)
6
ThunebroSara Thunebro
4
ØrntoftChristina Ørntoft
Yellow Card66
8
SchelinLotta Schelin (C)
Penalty67
6
KnudsenMariann Knudsen
Goal26
9
AsllaniKosovare Asllani
Penalty85
10
HarderPernille Harder
11
GöranssonAntonia Göransson
Substitution63
11
VejeKatrine Veje
Substitution62
14
ÖqvistJosefine Öqvist
Substitution79
13
RasmussenJohanna Rasmussen
Substitution89
17
SegerCaroline Seger
15
PedersenSofie Pedersen
Substitution46
18
SamuelssonJessica Samuelsson
18
NielsenTheresa Nielsen
Yellow Card84
20
M. HammarströmMarie Hammarström
19
BrogaardMia Brogaard

Substitutes

21
LundgrenSofia Lundgren (GK)
16
SørensenCecilie Sørensen (GK)
12
LindahlHedvig Lindahl (GK)
22
AbelKatrine Abel (GK)
3
SegerströmStina Segerström
5
ArnthJanni Arnth
4
IlestedtAmanda Ilestedt
7
MadsenEmma Madsen
7
DahlkvistLisa Dahlkvist
Substitution63
8
RydahlJulie Rydahl
Substitution62
10
JakobssonSofia Jakobsson
Substitution79
9
N. ChristiansenNanna Christiansen
13
KonradssonEmmelie Konradsson
12
JensenLine Jensen
Substitution89
15
SjögranTherese Sjögran
14
OlsenMalene Olsen
16
NilssonLina Nilsson
17
NadimNadia Nadim
Substitution46
19
MagnussonElin Magnusson
20
HovesenSine Hovesen
22
SchoughOlivia Schough
21
SandvejCecilie Sandvej
23
HjohlmanJenny Hjohlman
23
SmidtKaroline Smidt

Coach

Pia Sundhage (SWE) Kenneth Heiner-Møller (DEN)

Referee

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Assistant referees

Marina Wozniak (GER), Maria Luisa Gutierrez (ESP)

Fourth official

Esther Azzopardi (MLT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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