Forsberg's goal takes Sweden to the quarter-finals
July 3, 2018 6:01 pm
Sweden beat Switzerland 1-nil on the strength of an Emil Forsberg goal in the 66th minute.
Sweden advances to a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time since 1994.
Switzerland was the more attacking side for most of the game, dominating possession.
The New York Times reports, Sweden’s well-placed defense seemed always to be on hand to block a shot or clear a ball.
It was Sweden that finally broke through in the 66th minute. After some passes around the outskirts of the box, Forsberg cranked a shot from the half moon.
Switzerland wound up with 18 shots, but only four were on target.
Five missed the net, and a whopping nine were blocked by the Swedish defense.