Tokyo, Jul 21 (EFE) .- The number of Sweden ended the flawless streak of United States, undefeated in 44 video games, after profitable 3-0 within the staging of each groups in the Olympic Video games from Tokyo 2020.
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The Swedish crew, extra tailored to the scenario, left the North American crew with the second finest file in historical past. The final defeat of the American crew dated from a pleasant on January 19, 2019 in opposition to France (3-1). Now it got here from the hand of a rival who’s doing his finest to be his black beast.
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Sweden was the ‘responsible’ that United States run out of medal in Rio 2016 After eliminating them on penalties within the quarterfinals and at the beginning of the Olympic Video games, he punched the desk within the duel between two of the nice favorites for gold.
The Swedish crew didn’t take lengthy to indicate their superiority and already within the first 10 minutes they’d two possibilities on the aim of an Alyssa Naeher who didn’t have her afternoon in Tokyo. The North American crew reacted and had extra ball, till within the twenty fifth minute they had been behind on the scoreboard.
Sofia Jakobsson put in a cross from the correct that Stina Blackstenius took the lead on the close to submit on the false begin, fists forward, of the American goalkeeper.
At minute 55 and Alyssa Naeher was once more hesitant within the exit to a free ball after touching the submit and price her crew 2-0, since Blackstenius was extra attentive and completed at pleasure on the sting of the small space.
There was nonetheless an possibility to affix the occasion, however Sweden completed with them to stay a quiet ending. United States it was misplaced, defeat just isn’t its terrain as demonstrated by the 44 video games with out dropping, and this example prompted confusion within the protection. That is how Lina Hurtig achieved the ultimate 3-0, with a header on the far submit with out hardly having to leap.
Prestigious victory for a Swedish crew that has been displaying since Rio 2016 -silver- that it’s right here to battle for nice issues. For its half, america will stay tough days through which coping with defeat sows doubts to a crew that continues to aspire to be the primary to win the World Cup and Olympic Video games consecutively.