Semi-finals - 25/06/2013 - 14:30CET (14:30 local time) - Colovray - Nyon
2-2
Sweden win 5-4 on penalties 

Spain - Sweden 2-2 - 25/06/2013 - Match page - Women's Under-17 2013

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Spot-on Sweden set up Poland final

Published: Tuesday 25 June 2013, 16.59CET
Spain 2-2 Sweden (Sweden won 5-4 on pens)
There will be a new name on the trophy after Sweden beat the two-time winners in a thriller to set up a meeting with Poland in Friday's final.
by Paul Woloszyn
from Stadium Colovray

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Match statistics

SpainSweden

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target12
 
1
Corners7
 
3
Fouls committed2
 
6
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 25 June 2013, 16.59CET

Spot-on Sweden set up Poland final

Spain 2-2 Sweden (Sweden won 5-4 on pens)
There will be a new name on the trophy after Sweden beat the two-time winners in a thriller to set up a meeting with Poland in Friday's final.

Spain were denied the opportunity to claim a record-equalling third UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship as they fell to a dramatic penalty shoot-out defeat at the hands of Sweden, who will face Poland in their first-ever final appearance on Friday.

Sweden goalkeeper Emma Holmgren proved the match-winner as she scored the winning penalty after the game had finished 2-2 after 80 minutes. Nahikari García opened the scoring for the 2010 and 2011 winners, before Stina Blackstenius equalised and Jennifer Karlsson had seemingly set Sweden on course for victory. However, Maddi Torre's header five minutes from time took the game to penalties and Sweden held their nerve.

After a quiet opening Spain soon found their rhythm with captain Marta Turmo and García passing up notable chances before the two-time trophy winners made a breakthrough. García had proved her potency in front of goal in qualifying, scoring four times, and she outfoxed Sweden goalkeeper Holmgren with a clever lob to give Spain the advantage on 26 minutes.

However, their lead lasted only a matter of moments as Sweden hit back with a perfectly executed counterattack. Amanda Östervall charged down the left and squared the ball for Blackstenius, who found herself unmarked and made no mistake from inside the area.

Capping a remarkable few minutes, Spain could easily have regained the lead, only for García to fire over from two metres. Early in the second half Vilda's charges went close again but María Caldentey cleared the crossbar with a powerful strike. Sweden made them pay for missed opportunities midway through the second half when substitute Karlsson raced into the box and hit a low shot which Yaiza Pérez could not prevent from bouncing just inside a post.

Not downhearted, Spain continued to dominate and, after Andrea Sánchez hit a free-kick against the inside of a post, they forced the game to penalties through Torre's late header. With both sides having scored four out of their opening five spot kicks, Nuria Garrote missed for Spain to allow goalkeeper Holmgren to send Sweden into their maiden final.

Last updated: 27/06/13 9.50CET

Related information

http://www.uefa.com/womensunder17/season=2013/matches/round=2000325/match=2011885/postmatch/report/index.html#spot+sweden+beat+spain

Lineups

Spain

Spain

Sweden

Sweden

1
PérezYaiza Pérez (GK)
12
HolmgrenEmma Holmgren (GK)
2
GarroteNuria Garrote
3
EkholmJulia Ekholm
3
TurmoMarta Turmo (C)
4
GibsonEllen Gibson (C)
7
GarcíaNahikari García
Goal26
Substitution71
5
StrömbergSissel Strömberg
8
CaldenteyMaría Caldentey
6
AnderssonJonna Andersson
9
GómezLucía Gómez
8
AngeldalFilippa Angeldal
10
SánchezAndrea Sánchez
9
BlacksteniusStina Blackstenius
Goal27
12
GuijarroPatricia Guijarro
10
GrabusAdelisa Grabus
Substitution41
14
Del PilarMaria del Pilar
Substitution75
11
OskarssonAnna Oskarsson
15
García BoaMireya García Boa
Substitution80+2
15
BjörnNathalie Björn
18
SoldevilaPaola Soldevila
16
ÖstervallAmanda Östervall

Substitutes

13
Del ToroElena Del Toro (GK)
1
HaglundMatilda Haglund (GK)
4
MéridaSilvia Mérida
2
OhlssonNellie Ohlsson
5
GalvezRocío Galvez
7
Johnsson HaahrAmanda Johnsson Haahr
6
TorreMaddi Torre
Substitution75
Goal75
13
KarlssonJennifer Karlsson
Substitution41
Goal62
11
MenayoCarmen Menayo
Substitution71
14
GyllanderKarin Gyllander
16
PereaPaula Perea
Substitution80+2
17
KajgårdTyra Kajgård
17
OrozMaite Oroz
18
BorieroFrida Boriero

Coach

Jorge Vilda (ESP) Yvonne Ekroth (SWE)

Referee

Ivana Vlaić (BIH)

Assistant referees

Lisa Rashid (ENG), Yana Sashchyna (UKR)

Fourth official

Sandra Strub (SUI)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Spain

    Next match played Women's Under-17: v Belgium, 28 June 2013, 0-4
  • Sweden

    Next match played Women's Under-17: v Poland, 28 June 2013, 1-0
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