The first minutes of the match passed without any chances. The teams looked at each other and it did not come to shots on goal. But in all its glory proved to be fans, especially the English. At some points it seemed that we are at the match of the Premier League - the noise support was much better than in previous matches at the Samara stadium.
But the entertainment game at first is clearly not lacking. Closer to the middle of the first half, the British added and moved the game to the opponent's goal. On 19 minutes, Harry Kane beat dangerously from outside the penalty area, but the ball was a few inches from the post. On 23 minutes, the chance to open the account had already Kieran Trippier, who beat from a sharp angle from the outside of the penalty area, receiving a pass from Jesse Lingard. But the Swedish goalkeeper Robin Ulsen was in the right place and took the ball.
But on 30 minutes ulsen was powerless against the blow of Harry Maguire, who sent his head to the ball in the lower corner of the gate after Ashley Young filed a corner - 1:0 in favor of England.
The Swedes responded with a couple of not very dangerous attacks, which the English defense coped with. At the end of the half, Raheem Sterling went one-on-one twice, but in the first case was recorded offside, and in the second English forward played very selfishly and did not give the pass to the partners in time. With the stroke of the Raheem managed the goalkeeper, and then came to the rescue, the defenders took the threat from their gates.
At the beginning of the second half, Marcus Berg could restore balance, but pikford pulled the ball out of the corner.
In the 54th minute English almost jostled a ball in gate of Swedes after filing with a penalty kick. And on 59 minutes the score was 2: 0 in favor of England. Jesse Lingard a soft cross into the penalty area to Dele Alli, and forward with a header shot against the Swedes.
The Swedes could recoup in 3 minutes? Victor Claesson low shot from outside the penalty area, but Jordan Pickford made a stunning save. The British in the answer pressed Scandinavians to the gate and created several dangerous moments. The closest to the goal was Harry Maguire, who could draw a double, but the defender's shot passed the gate.
Team Sweden, despite the advantage of the British, did not leave attempts to recoup. On 71 minutes, Marcus Berg struck a powerful shot from outside the penalty under the crossbar, but Pickford did for the third save, parrying the ball away for a corner. On 81 minutes Berg touched a little played ahead of Picford and in the penalty area of the British there was a crush. But the judge handled the situation.
On 90 minutes, the Swedes were allowed to break the penalty area, the ball was set a few meters from the border of the penalty area. But the ball was above the gate. As a result, England wins with the score 2:0 and goes to the semi-finals. The winner of the match Russia - Croatia will be the opponent of the founders of football.
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