Sweden defeated Italy on Tuesday 6-5 in penalty kicks to win the 2022 Algarve Cup.
🏆 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 🏆 pic.twitter.com/uWuk4ouaKq— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) February 23, 2022
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The annual tournament held in Portugal hosted Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Denmark for this year’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.
Just @hedvig_lindahl scoring a pen 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7zblfyuilO— Kerrie Evans (@KerrieEvans) February 23, 2022
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Italy’s Annamaria Serturini’s shot was then blocked by Lindahl to secure the win.
Then saving a pen 👐🏻 pic.twitter.com/XbAvHlgFNL— Kerrie Evans (@KerrieEvans) February 23, 2022
Then saving a pen 👐🏻 pic.twitter.com/XbAvHlgFNL