Rank outsiders Sweden stormed into World Cup 2018’s round of 16 thanks to a 3-0 win against Mexico, from which El Tri just scraped through.
The Scandinavians 95th-minute loss to Germany on Saturday made them unlikely qualifiers at Ekaterinburg Arena. Especially as Wednesday’s opponents had won both their previous Group F-fixtures – and in some style.
But after a goalless first half, Janne Andersson’s men burst into life. Full-back Ludwig Augustinsson lashed in on 50 minutes, skipper Andreas Granqvist converted his second penalty of the tournament and defender Edson Alvarez produced a clumsy own goal.
This result sent Sweden into ecstasy as table toppers and left Mexico requiring an upset from South Korea against the holders, which the Taeguk Warriors duly ensured with an incredible late triumph in Kazan.
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