Women's Euro 2022: Sweden into quarterfinals as group winner with emphatic win despite Netherlands beating Switzerland

    Filippa Angeldal celebrates after scoring her team's second goal against Portugal.

    (CNN)Sweden sealed its place in the Women's Euro 2022 quarterfinals as group winner despite the Netherlands' big win against Switzerland.

    Although Sweden began the day behind the Netherlands in Group C's standings, its emphatic 5-0 victory -- a result which equaled its biggest ever victory at a Women's Euro -- against Portugal at Leigh Sports Village sent the side top.
    While the Netherlands put in its own dominant performance at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, beating Switzerland 4-1, Sweden finished as group winner on goal difference.
      It means the world No. 2 will play the runner up of Group D in the next stage, which will be one of Iceland, Belgium or Italy, while defending champion Netherlands will face France.
        Kosovare Asllani, who played a key role in the victory with a goal and an assist, said her Swedish team is playing with a lot of confidence.
        "I had fun today and I feel like the entire team enjoyed playing football. We are feeling great. We have a lot of respect for Portugal, they have developed a lot, but at the same time, we just wanted to go all in and be as aggressive as possible in the last third."
        Three goals in the first half were the nail in the coffin for Portugal and really got Sweden motoring.
          Manchester City's Filippa Angeldal capitalized on a poor bit of handling from Portugal goalkeeper Patrícia Morais from a corner to start the scoring midway through the first 45 minutes before doubling the lead with a neat finish from a well-worked set piece on the stroke of halftime.
          Sweden players celebrate with the fans after beating Portugal.
          But the scoring didn't end there in the first half as deep into added time, Carole Costa headed into her own net from a corner.
          Asllani scored from the penalty spot to extend the lead to four before Stina Blackstenius finally got her goal, having had two ruled out earlier.
          With three of her team's goals coming from set pieces, Angeldal praised Sweden's organization.
          "We know that we generally are very good on set pieces so my role there is simply to just go on the balls that dip down, then the second one was a variant we have looked at a lot, and today, the opportunity finally arose."
          At the same time, Netherlands was putting in its own impressive performance.
          Despite the absence of star-striker Vivianne Miedema due to Covid-19, the Netherlands looked dangerous in attack.
          But when the opening goal came, it was actually through a Swiss head. As she attempted to clear a Dutch corner, Ana-Maria Crnogorcević's header could only find her own top corner.
          Leuchter celebrates with her teammates after scoring against Switzerland.
          Just four minutes later, Switzerland was level through a tidy finish from close range from Géraldine Reuteler.
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