Finland remains behind – dramatic penalty shootout: Sweden settles for final ticket – sport

Finland remains behind – dramatic penalty shootout: Sweden decides the final ticket – Sport – SRF

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Defending champions Sweden defeat Finland in a penalty shoot-out at the World Floorball Championship in Zurich.

After 5 penalties out of 10, it looked bleak for Sweden in the World Cup semi-final against Finland. While the first two Swedes failed in their attempts, 2 of the 3 Finns sank the ball in the goal. But “Suomi” subsequently failed to close the bag.

In the end, Robin Nilsberth had to score a 10th penalty to keep the Swedes’ chances at the final alive. And that’s exactly what the 33-year-old, who has a contract with Swiss side Zug United, did – and how! Nilsberth resisted a lot of pressure and nibbled the Finnish goalkeeper with a “trick shot”.

In the extra time of the penalty shootout, it was Alexander Galante Carlström who secured the much-celebrated victory for Sweden.

Finland’s quality position remains unrewarded

In the regular part, both floorball heavyweights matched each other for long stretches. Sweden took a 2-0 lead in the second period and later a 3-1 lead, but the Finns cut the lead to 2-3 by the end of the middle period. Finland’s persistence paid off in the final period when Otto Lehkosuo made it 3-3 with less than 5 minutes remaining.

Both teams had chances in overtime, but they didn’t want to score another goal. And so the first finalist had to be decided by a dramatic penalty shootout.

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