Sweden pounded Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overwhelming their opponent after a scoreless 1st half in an outcome that implies the 2 groups progress to the World Cup last 16 to the detriment of guarding champions Germany.
Sweden completed best of Group F on goal contrast, with the two groups on six points in front of Germany and South Korea on three each, after the champions went down 2-0 out of a stun result in Kazan.
In the wake of squeezing hard for the greater part of the 1st half and squandering various possibilities, Sweden at long last found the net when left-back Ludwig Augustinsson charged up the field in the 50th minute and calculated home a left-footed volley.
After 12 minutes, captain Andreas Granqvist kept his fixation notwithstanding stunning boos and shrieks from the Mexican fans to shoot a penalty into the upper left corner after Hector Moreno had cut down Marcus Berg.
Mexico’s wretchedness was finished when the ball streamed in off the leg of Edson Alvarezfor an agreeable possess goal on 74 minutes.
The Mexicans were a sorry excuse for the group that had beaten Germany and South Korea and had savants discussing them as potential title holders.
Requiring just an attract to make sure of propelling, they by one means or another figured out how to achieve the break on level terms in the wake of surviving a Swedish elevated assault and a VAR review.
The match was stuffed with occurrence from the opening shriek, with Mexican midfielder Jesus Gallardo booked close to the begin for misconceiving an ethereal test on Ola Toivonen.
The Swedes were liable of inefficient completing in the opening 45 minutes, with Emil Forsberg specifically blasting a few shots over the bar.
Berg postured rehashed issues for the Mexican protection, first flicking wide with his back to goal, and later shooting a well-struck shot that was gymnastically turned over the bar by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. On the stroke of half-time, he let go into the side-netting after a quick Swedish break from defender.
Mexico had an on edge minute when Javier Hernandez seemed to utilize his arm to control the ball in his penalty region, however after a VAR review the referee granted a corner.
In any case, the Mexicans additionally debilitated a few times to score. Carlos Vela shot only wide after a go from Hirving Lozano, saw another exertion go over the bar and hit a third into the arms of Robin Olsen.
Mexico squeezed hard in the wake of falling behind, with Javier Hernandez heading over from a corner and later terminating a cross that flew unsafely over the substance of the Swedish goal.
Hector Herrera had a long range shot bobbled, at that point spared by Robin Olsen, and Lozano struck a low shot into the manager’s arms in the last excited minutes.
Mexico’s distress demonstrated superfluous, in any case, as South Korea gave them some assistance to the last 16 with a dazzling 2-0 prevail upon the holders Germany.
Yet, without a change on this execution they chance falling by and by at the phase where they have been thumped out in the last six World Cups.