80 min: Beerensteyn is brought on to replace Roord. And Pelova replaces Van de Donk, who has done well in midfield. 78 min: Groenen does a Zidane pirouette over on the left touchline to bring a roar of approval from the crowd. She quickly gets her head up and feeds Miedema ahead of her. The striker strides towards the box before sliding in Roord to her right … but the forward’s first touch is a tad heavy and as she shapes to shoot from 12 yards out, Eriksson slides in with a wonderful block. What a chance. Roord will have to rue that miss on the bench. She is taken off. 76 min: Sweden are patiently probing inside the Dutch half but the Dutch defence is keeping any gaps closed up. 74 min: The triple substitution has injected a bit of fizz into Sweden’s play. They are moving the ball around with greater speed. 73 min: We have another record crowd.
In the first half she played more central. Goal! Netherlands 1-1 Sweden (Roord 52)Miedema spins away from Ilestedt on the left and drives towards the box. She tries to play Martens in on the right but the ball is cut out and breaks to Roord, on the edge of the box, who flashes a low shot into the bottom corner. This is more like it. Game on! Jill Roord celebrates with Lieke Martens and Sherida Spitse Photograph: Alex Livesey/UEFA/Getty Images50 min: There’s a much faster pace to this half and after a bright start to it by the Dutch, Sweden enjoy a good spell.
She’ll be frustrated with that effort after creating the chance for herself so brilliantly. 59 min: Sweden have settled after conceding and are enjoying the lion’s share of possession again. They play some lovely triangular stuff in midfield before Angeldal puts too much juice on a pass wide to Glas. 58 min: Chris Amirault writes: “Did Miedema’s turn on the touchline remind you of this? ” Yes it really did, Chris. The clip is Vini Jr sending Fernandinho to the newsagent.
Uefa has given the award to Vivianne Miedema, who was also very, very good. The Uefa technical team said: “She showed excellent centre-forward play throughout and was the focal point of the Netherlands’ attacks. She linked up well with the wide forwards and her teammates in midfield, and delivered very good passes and plenty of classy touches. ”Congrats, Vivianne! Photograph: Alex Livesey/Uefa/Getty ImagesSweden were the better side in the first half but the Dutch responded like the European champions they are in the second 45. Jill Roord’s fine strike earned them a point but I feel they can still get better as this tournament goes on. Sweden look to have lovely balance and have Stina Blackstenius to comeback into their first XI.
Rolfo fouls Groenen, though, and the Dutch break. 49 min: Hurtig sprints clear on the left and races into the box. Wilms does well to get back and face her up and the Sweden striker cuts back to nobody. That was a good chance gone begging. 49 min: Spitse’s corner is caught easily by Lindahl on this occasion. 48 min: The Dutch begin, um, as brightly as their shirts. Roord whips in a fine cross that is cleared for a corner. Spitse plays it in a deep, and it is headed out at the back post for another corner. 46 min: “It looks to me like the Dutch team kit is of a lighter shade of orange than the one worn by the England women recently, ” notes Peter Oh. “That is a new low for the defending champions.
Asllani impressed me, her nutmeg to create the first goal was a crafty bit of skill and I’d give her the player of the match award if I had one to hand. Full-time: Netherlands 1-1 SwedenAnd that is that. 90+3 min: The corner is curled in right under the bar, where Van Domselaar does brilliantly to punch clear under extreme pressure again. In fact, a foul is given for a push on her. 90+ 2 min: Rolfo has a crack at goal from outside the box.
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57 min: Nope. It’s a low corner that Sweden Netherlands clear easily. Rolfo has crack from 35 yards out but she doesn’t catch it right and it dribbles through to Van Domselaar. 56 min: Glas wins a corner off Spitse as she opens her body and sprints into the box. Can Sweden put pressure on the Dutch rookie in goal? 54 min: How will that goal affect the momentum of this game? It was interesting that Miedema drifted so wide to spark the move that led to that goal.
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