Being predicted to struggle in their attempt to secure a place in the last eight against Mexico, Sweden proved everyone’s wrong as they destroyed their Concacaf giant 3-0.
Needing all three points to ensure their passage into the next round, the Scandinavian side immediately go on the offensive as they search for that quick goal.
It was a tight battle in the first 45 minutes as Mexico were also determined in searching for another victory as they’re not mathematically saved yet from potential World Cup exit.
Neither teams were able to break each others’ defensive back line during the first 45 minutes, forcing both sides to settle for a goalless draw during that period.
Things finally changed for Sweden early in the second half as they were able to break the dead lock with an effort from Ludwig Augustinsson on 50 minutes.
That goal seemingly affecting Mexico players’ mentality as before even able to get back on level terms, they found themselves going 2-0 down as Andreas Granqvist scored from the spot kick.
El Tri almost brought tears for their loyal fans when they conceded a third goal through an own goal from Edson Alvares.
No more goals were scored in the remaining minutes of that tie as Sweden comfortably holding on to their 3-0 victory.
That result now put The Blue-Yellow side as group winner, while Mexico finished as runners up in their group.