Swedes, Dutch reach Euro women's quarters

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Sweden and the Netherlands have progressed to the women's Euro 2022 quarter-finals with resounding wins over Portugal and Switzerland respectively in their final Group C matches.

All four sides were chasing a place in the last eight, but Sweden, ranked second in the world, finished top after winning 5-0, while the Netherlands triumphed 4-1 to finish second.

Manchester City's Filippa Angeldahl scored twice as the Swedes set up a clash with either Iceland, Belgium or Italy on Friday.

Arsenal forward Stina Blackstenius was also on the scoresheet at the Leigh Sports Village as Peter Gerhardsson's side finished above the Netherlands on goal difference.

Angeldahl's double and Carole Costa's own goal gave Sweden a 3-0 halftime lead before Kosovare Asllani's penalty and a late stunner by Blackstenius them home in style.

They must now wait until Monday night to discover their knock-out stage opponent, avoiding Group D winners France but with the other three teams all still able to qualify.

"For us we had a goal to win the group but we don't want to let Portugal into the game," Gerhardsson said.

"It was a balance of that. During the game I think we had good control but they have some good opportunities to score one goal and maybe that can change the nerves of the game, because we have the results of Netherlands and Switzerland updated all the way.

"I am happy we won the game and the second I am happy we won with five-zero so we won the group."

The defending-champion Dutch face Le Bleus in the quarters after scoring three late goals through substitutes Romee Leuchter and Victoria Pelova at Bramall Lane.

With six minutes remaining, the scores were level at 1-1 before Leuchter struck twice, either side of Pelova's effort, in a destructive finish from Mark Parsons' side.

The Netherlands had taken the lead early in the second half through Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic's own goal but Switzerland responded four minutes later when Geraldine Reutler tucked home Ramona Bachmann's through-ball.

Parsons' side only needed to avoid defeat to progress - the Swiss had to win - but made sure in an emphatic finale.

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