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Hedvig Lindahl seals Sweden’s Algarve Cup title with all-out effort

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Sweden defeated Italy on Tuesday 6-5 in penalty kicks to win the 2022 Algarve Cup.

The annual tournament held in Portugal hosted Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Denmark for this yearโ€™s iteration. Both Sweden and Italy went undefeated to set up a winner-take-all final.

In the final, Italy struck first with Valentina Giacinti notching a goal in the 18th minute.

Caroline Seger got one back for Sweden in the 71st minute to pull even. From there, the game would eventually advance to penalties. Every Swedish player scored on their penalty kick, including goaltender Hedvig Lindahl, who scored the winning kick.

Italyโ€™s Annamaria Serturiniโ€™s shot was then blocked by Lindahl to secure the win.